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 »
Grand Teton National Park & John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway Re-open to Visitors
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393
Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway are open again after a 16-day closure during a lapse in appropriations. Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott will hold a conference call for news media at 3 p.m. MDT today on the status of opening the parks and the economic impacts of the government closure.
Most park roads are open including the Teton Park Road and Moose-Wilson Road. The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose, Wyoming is also open. It may take park staff up to 72-hours to fully restore all visitor services and open facilities, but all trailheads, parking lots and recreational amenities are open and available to visitors.
We are happy to be back at work serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks. The economic impact of closing Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway for 16 days has been extremely tough on our gateway communities, local businesses, neighbors, and park partners.
News media, please call 877-696-2094 with participant code 875125# for the 3 p.m. call.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the black stripe, or dike, on the face of Mount Moran is 150 feet wide and extends six or seven miles westward? The black dike was once molten magma that squeezed into a crack when the rocks were deep underground, and has since been lifted skyward by movement on the Teton fault.