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 »
Crimestoppers’ Reward Offered for Information about Assault in Grand Teton National Park
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3431
In the early morning hours of June 7, 2012, Grand Teton National Park rangers responded to a report of a loud party at an employee residential area of Jackson Lake Lodge. Upon arrival, rangers discovered that a Grand Teton Lodge Company security guard had been physically assaulted by a person wielding a blunt object.
Although several individuals were involved in the disturbance, no witnesses came forward with information about the assault itself. Rangers provided emergency medical care to the security guard and transported him to St. John's Medical Center where he was subsequently treated for significant injuries.
National Park Service rangers and special agents are conducting an investigation into the details of this incident and are seeking any additional information about the individual or individuals responsible.
Crimestoppers, a local non-profit group that assists law enforcement, is offering a reward of up to $1000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.
Anyone who has information about the incident should call Crimestoppers at 733.5148 or U.S. Park Ranger Jason Montoya at 307.739.3503. Callers can remain anonymous.
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.