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 »
Fourth Annual Grand Teton Music Festival Concerts in the Park
Contact: Jackie Skaggs, 307.739.3393
June 24, 2011
Grand Teton National Park and the Grand Teton Music Festival have once again joined together to host the fourth year of special programs promoting the connection between nature and music. Created through a special partnership, the "Music in Nature" concert series runs from June 28 through July 22. The Grand Teton Music Festival's Axiom Brass Quintet will perform 30-minute programs of music inspired by nature; a park ranger will host each performance. The concerts are free and open to the public.
Inaugural performances of the brass quintet will take place at the Colter Bay Visitor Center amphitheater Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29 at 11:30 a.m., with a second performance at 12:30 p.m. each day. These musicians will delight listeners through their recitals, continuing a musical tradition inspired by the beauty of Grand Teton National Park and its majestic scenery.
"The 'Music in Nature' concerts create a unique, relaxing atmosphere that allows visitors to enjoy the picturesque Teton landscape in a truly personal and moving way," said Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott. "We are excited to partner again with Grand Teton Music Festival to bring a special musical experience to our visitors."
Concerts are scheduled for the Colter Bay Visitor Center auditorium, Jackson Lake Lodge lobby, and the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose. Time and locations of concerts are:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning June 28
Wednesdays beginning June 29
Thursdays and Fridays beginning June 29
Did You Know?
Did you know that pronghorns are the fastest mammals in the western hemisphere? They can run up to 70 mph, but do not like to jump fences! In the summer, pronghorn live along Antelope Flats Road, but in fall they migrate almost 200 miles to central Wyoming.