Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »
Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Area Closure in effect in the Elk Ranch area
A temporary area closure is in effect in the Elk Ranch Area to protect wildlife during the denning and young-rearing period. Follow the link for a map of the closed area. More »
Recommended Reads for Guides
The following books are recommending reading materials for guides. To purchase these books online visit the Grand Teton Association bookstore.
The Natural World of Jackson Hole. An Ecological Primer, by Tim W. Clark
For Everything There is a Season, by Dr. Frank C. Craighead Jr.
Grand Teton - The Official National Park Handbook.
A Place Called Jackson Hole, by John Daugherty, with contributions by Stephanie Crockett, William H. Goetzmann, and Reynold G. Jackson.
Interpreting the Landscape, by John M. Good and Kenneth L. Pierce.
Creation of the Teton Landscape, by David Love, John Reed, and Kenneth Pierce.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the bark on Aspen trees looks green because it contains chlorophyll? Aspen bark is photosynthetic, a process that allows a plant to make energy from the sun, and helps the tree flourish during the short growing season.