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 »
Seventh Annual John Colter Day Observed
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393
The seventh annual John Colter Day will be held on Monday, June 23 at Colter Bay Visitor Center. Colter explored the greater Yellowstone area during the winter of 1807-08, and was likely the first European to travel the region. To highlight this historical figure, Grand Teton National Park will offer programs on Monday, June 23, including demonstrations of the lives of mountain men of the 1800's and a presentation on John Colter's contributions to the exploration of the American West.
John Colter Day Highlights include:
June 20-29, 2014 — Colter Stone on Display
Monday, June 23, 2014
2:30 p.m. – John Colter: Mountain Man Superhero
5 p.m. –Naya Nuki
8 p.m. – Mountain Man of Jackson Hole
For more information about the Colter Day events, please call the Colter Bay Visitor Center at 307.739.3594.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the granite and gneiss composing the core of the Teton Range are some of the oldest rocks in North America, but the mountains are among the youngest in the world?