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 »
Moose-Wilson Road Closure
The Moose-Wilson Road between Death Canyon Junction north to the intersection with the Murie Center Road is temporarily closed to motor vehicles, bicycles, skating, skateboards and similar devices. For current road conditions call 307-739-3682. 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 »
Structural Fire Demands Quick Response
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3431
Teton Interagency Dispatch Center received an emergency call on Tuesday, November 20 at 8:12 a.m. reporting a structural fire at the Signal Mountain Lodge convenience store. A quick response by firefighters from Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole Fire/EMS helped contain the fire to the convenience store. The interior of the building sustained extensive smoke and fire damage. There were no human injuries during this incident.
A Signal Mountain Lodge employee discovered the fire in the convenience store, which is currently closed for the winter season. He used an extinguisher in an attempt to suppress the fire and made an emergency call for help.
The first responder, a Grand Teton National Park ranger, arrived within 10 minutes of the call for help and he directed firefighting resources as they arrived on scene. Two structural fire engines and one ambulance from Grand Teton National Park, plus three fire engines from Jackson Hole Fire/EMS-Engine 11 from Jackson and Engines 42 and 47 from Station 4 at Moran Junction-arrived shortly after to support suppression efforts. Using thermal imaging, firefighters located unseen hotspots in the building's walls and mopped up areas with lingering heat.
A joint investigation is being conducted by Grand Teton National Park with the assistance of a Jackson Hole Fire/EMS investigator. Further details are not available at this time.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Grand Teton National Park was established in both 1929 and 1950? The original 1929 park protected the mountain peaks and the lakes near the base. The boundaries were later expanded in 1950 to include much of the adjacent valley floor.