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 »
Temporary Reroute of Popular South Jenny Lake Trail
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393
Beginning Monday, June 10, hikers using the southern portion of the popular Jenny Lake trail to Hidden Falls and Cascade Canyon will need to take an upper trail segment beyond Moose Ponds junction. This reroute will be in place for two to four weeks while significant restoration work is done along the more often used shoreline trail.
Signs and a map will be posted near the east shore boat dock and bridge to alert hikers of the temporary reroute from the shoreline trail to what is locally known as the upper horse trail. The horse trail segment involves a slight elevation rise as opposed to the shoreline trail; however, this reroute does not increase the mileage to Hidden Falls.
In addition, the Leigh Lake bridge between String Lake and Leigh Lake is currently closed while the park's trail crew constructs a replacement bridge. The closure will likely last until mid to late June. This bridge provides access to the west shore of String Lake and the junction to Paintbrush Canyon trail.
For information on trail conditions, closures and temporary reroutes, please stop by the Jenny Lake Visitor Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the Jenny Lake Ranger Station after June 8, its opening date.
Other trail conditions can be found online at http://tetonclimbingcany.blogspot.com.
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.