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 »
Multi-use Pathway Closures
Intermittent closures of the park Multi-use Pathway System will occur through mid-October during asphalt sealing and safety improvement work. Pathway sections will reopen as work is completed. Follow the link for a map and more information. More »
Moose-Wilson Road Status
The Moose-Wilson Road between the Death Canyon Road and the Murie Center Road is currently open to all traffic. The road may re-close at any time due to wildlife activity. For current road conditions call 307-739-3682. More »
Second Annual Grand Teton Film Festival
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3431
From September 13-15, Grand Teton National Park will host a special three-day film festival at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center auditorium in Moose, Wyoming. Modeled after similar events like the Telluride and Banff film festivals, the second annual Grand Teton Film Festival features an exciting slate of movies that profile environmental issues and highlight protected areas from the Arctic to the Andes and Asia. The film festival is free, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Each film explores the human experience in the natural world and profiles remarkable natural landscapes. John Grabowska, environmental filmmaker and National Park Service producer and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service historian Mark Madison served as curators for the selections offered during this three-day festival. Many of the movies were taped using high-definition cameras. All films will be shown in the Discovery Center's 150-seat auditorium on a large-format screen with state-of-the-art projector and sound system.
The Grand Teton Film Festival schedule includes:
September 13 (Thursday) - 7 p.m.
September 14 (Friday) - 7 p.m.
September 14 (Friday) - 8:45 p.m.
September 15 (Saturday morning) - 10 a.m.
Fish and Cow (15 min)
Refuge of the American Spirit: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (26 min)
September 15 (Saturday afternoon) - 1 p.m.
Tokyo Waka (63 min)
September 15 (Saturday afternoon) - 4 p.m.
Triumph and Tragedy on the Little Bighorn (24 min)
September 15 (Saturday evening) - 7 p.m.
September 15 (Saturday evening) -- 8:30 p.m.
National Park Service filmmaker John Grabowska has directed productions from the subarctic to subtropics. Often broadcast as prime time specials on PBS, his films have also won awards
Mark Madison earned degrees in biology and history and received a Ph.D. in the history of science from Harvard University. He taught environmental history, American history, environmental ethics, and conservation biology at Harvard, the University of Melbourne, and Shepherd University, and is currently the national historian for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He lectures on conservation issues around the country and runs the conservation archives at the National Conservation Training Center. He has two books in progress: one on wolf restoration and another on the California condor.
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.