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    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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    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 »

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    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 »

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Grand Teton National Park Roads Open to Traditional Spring-time Activities

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Date: March 21, 2012
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393

Grand Teton National Park road crews will soon complete their annual spring plowing of the Moose-Wilson Road from Granite Canyon to Death Canyon and the Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake parking area to Signal Mountain Lodge. Consequently, non-motorized activities such as hiking, biking, and inline skating will be allowed starting Saturday, March 24. 

Although the Teton Park Road will open to non-motorized use, visitors should be alert for park vehicles that may occasionally travel the road for administrative purposes and for snow plowing operations that continue as a result of late-season snowstorms. 

The Teton Park Road and Moose-Wilson Road will open to vehicle traffic on Tuesday, May 1. 

Leashed dogs are permitted on the Teton Park and Moose-Wilson roads, as well as other park roadways. Dogs are restricted to roads and turnouts-they are not permitted to travel beyond the roadbeds, or into the park's backcountry, and pets are not allowed on the multi-use pathway in the park. Owners are required to keep pets on a leash (six foot maximum length). Mutt Mitt stations are in place at the Taggart Lake parking area and pet owners are required to use waste disposal bags to pick up after their dogs.  

As a reminder, entrance stations are operating and collecting fees. Fee options are as follows: 

$12 7-day permit for foot/bicycle entry into Grand Teton & Yellowstone national parks
$20 7-day permit for motorcycle entry into Grand Teton & Yellowstone national parks
$25 7-day permit for vehicle entry into Grand Teton & Yellowstone national parks 
$50 Grand Teton/Yellowstone Annual Pass valid for one-year entry into both parks
$80 Interagency Annual Pass valid for one year entry to all fee areas on federal lands        

When entering the park using a pass, please be sure to bring personal identification. Bicyclists are required to stop and show a pass before proceeding through the gates, just as motorized vehicles are required to do. 

Important Note: the multi-use pathway running from Dornan's to South Jenny Lake will not be open and accessible until the snow recedes naturally.

Did You Know?

Banded gneiss

Did you know that the granite and gneiss composing the core of the Teton Range are some of the oldest rocks in North America, but the mountains are among the youngest in the world?