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 »
Facilities Opening Dates for Grand Teton National Park
Contact: Jackie Skaggs, 307.739.3393
The official 2012 opening dates for various facilities in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway are as follows:
The Teton Park Road will open to vehicle traffic on Tuesday, May 1. The Grassy Lake Road in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway opens on June 1; however lingering snow drifts may limit the extent of accessibility. Due to pre-season work, the Moose-Wilson Road will have a delayed opening.
Motorists are advised to drive cautiously and be alert for migrating wildlife throughout the park. Animals are crossing park roads, especially from dusk to dawn. In addition, springtime repair work may be underway on any park roads. For current road conditions, call the information hotline at 307.739.3614.
The Moose, Moran and Granite Canyon entrance stations are open. Fee options include:
$12 7-day permit for foot/bicycle entry into Grand Teton & Yellowstone national parks
Bicyclists are reminded that they must stop and show an entry pass before proceeding through the gates, just as vehicles are required to do. NOTE: an automated self-serve machine is located on the multi-use pathway adjacent to the Moose Entrance Station. People traveling on the paved pathway by foot, bike, or rollerblade will be required to stop and pay $12 for a 7-day entry permit, or have a previously purchased pass in possession. Personal identification is required with any pass that requires a signature. The new multi-use pathway that parallels Highway 26/89/191 from the Gros Ventre River to Moose Junction will not open until early summer.
The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center is open daily, year-round. Other visitor information centers open on the following dates:
Did You Know?
Did you know that Grand Teton National Park is home to the largest bird in North America? The Trumpeter Swan weighs 20-30 pounds and lives in the valley year-round in quiet open water.