Seasonal road closures in effect
Seasonal road closures are in effect for motorized vehicles. The Teton Park Road is closed from the Taggart Lake Trailhead to the Signal Mountain Lodge. The Moose-Wilson Road is closed from the Granite Canyon Trailhead to the Death Canyon Road. More »
Avalanche hazards exist in the park
Avalanche hazards exist in the park, especially in mountain canyons and on exposed slopes. A daily avalanche forecast can be found at www.jhavalanche.org or by calling (307) 733-2664. More »
Bears emerging from hibernation
Bears are beginning to emerge from hibernation. Travel in groups of three of more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay at least 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 a large fault lies at the base of the Teton Range? Every few thousand years earthquakes up to a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter Scale signal movement on the Teton fault, lifting the mountains skyward and hinging the valley floor downward.