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 »
Pilgrim Creek Road Closed June 11-14 for Construction
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393
The Pilgrim Creek Road between Jackson Lake Lodge and Colter Bay Village will be closed to all public access Tuesday, June 11 through Friday, June 14 while a contractor hauls gravel and stages it along the side of the unpaved road.
Work on this project will begin in early July, when the road gets covered with approximately four inches of new gravel. This work is necessary to maintain a serviceable roadbed. During spring runoff the road gets washed out, degrading conditions over time.
Park visitors are advised to plan ahead if they intended to travel on the Pilgrim Creek Road. To alert motorists of the road closure, there will be marked barricades shortly after the unpaved road begins. Parking will not be permitted between the main park road and the marked barricades.
Roadwork schedules may change, or be delayed, due to weather, equipment malfunction or other extenuating circumstances.
For current road conditions, contact the Grand Teton road information hotline at 307.739.3614.
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.