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 »
Prospectus Issued for Guided Ski Touring Services
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus to solicit proposals for providing guided cross-country ski touring services, including guided snowshoe tours and associated transportation and food service in Grand Teton National Park. As specified in each contract, tours will be conducted on approved routes within the park. The new contracts will be valid for 10 years.
Guided cross-country ski touring services are currently provided by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Corporation, Powder Hounds, Inc. (doing business as Rendezvous Ski Tours), and The Hole Hiking Experience, Inc. These concession contracts became effective on November 1, 2003 and will expire on October 31, 2013. The NPS has determined that the existing concessioners are preferred offerors for the new contracts pursuant to the terms of 36 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 51.
Prospectus packages are available by contacting Intermountain Region Chief of Concessions Jennifer Parker at 303.969.2661 or by email at Jennifer_Parker@nps.gov. Interested parties may also write to National Park Service, Concessions Management Division, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Denver, CO 80228. The cost for a copy of the prospectus is $35 if delivered by Federal Express, or $30 if picked up in person. Checks and money orders (no cash accepted) must be payable to the NPS. A physical address and phone number must be provided to receive a Federal Express package. The prospectus is also posted online at http://www.nps.gov/commercialservices/prospectuses.htm.
Those planning to submit a proposal, and those who have obtained a prospectus from the website, should provide contact information to Jennifer Parker in order to receive amendments to the prospectus or any future responses to questions. Those requesting a hard copy, or who have been placed on the mailing list, will be provided with additional information specific to the prospectus. Information relative to this solicitation will also be posted to the NPS concessions website.
Contract offers must be received by the chief of concessions at the NPS Intermountain Region Office no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Jenny and Leigh Lakes are named for the fur trapper “Beaver” Dick Leigh and his wife Jenny (not pictured)? Beaver Dick and Jenny assisted the Hayden party that explored the region in 1872. This couple impressed the explorers to the extent that they named the lakes in their honor.