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 effect for trails in the Jenny Lake Area
A temporary area closure will be in effect for several trails in the Jenny Lake area due to construction activities involving helicopter-assisted transport of heavy material. The closure will last from October 27 through October 30, and possibly longer. 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 »
Travel Delays to Occur on Teton Park Road
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393
A brief travel closure on the section of Teton Park Road that crosses over Jackson Lake dam in Grand Teton National Park will occur on Tuesday, September 10, Tuesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 19. This temporary delay will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and last for 30 to 45 minutes.
The brief closure is scheduled to accommodate the staging of materials needed for routine maintenance on a section of Jackson Lake dam—a structure managed by the Bureau of Reclamation.
Local residents and park visitors are advised to plan ahead and use an alternate route because this temporary closure prevents the ability to make a 'through trip' on the Teton Park Road between Jackson Lake Junction and Signal Mountain Lodge. Travelers can also plan to simply wait for the 30 to 45 minutes that the road section is closed.
For current information on road closures and other road conditions in Grand Teton National Park or the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, please call 307.739.3614.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Uinta ground squirrels, sometimes mistaken for prairie dogs, hibernate up to eight months a year? These animals leave their burrows in March or April to inhabit the sagebrush flats, but may return by the end of July.