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 »
Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Area Closure in effect in the Elk Ranch area
A temporary area closure is in effect in the Elk Ranch Area to protect wildlife during the denning and young-rearing period. Follow the link for a map of the closed area. More »
Fifth Annual Grand Teton Music Festival Concerts in the Park
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3431
Grand Teton National Park and the Grand Teton Music Festival have once again joined together to host the fifth year of special programs promoting the connection between nature and music. Created through a special partnership, the "Music in Nature" concert series runs from July 3 through July 27. The Grand Teton Music Festival's WindSynch woodwind Quintet will perform hour-long programs of music inspired by nature; a park ranger will host each performance. The concerts are free and open to the public.
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. Visit the Grand Teton Music Festival website for more information at www.gtmf.org.
Concerts are scheduled for the Colter Bay Visitor Center back deck Jackson Lake Lodge lobby, and the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose. Time and locations of concerts are:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
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.