Seasonal road closures in effect
Seasonal road closures are in effect for motorized vehicles. The Teton Park Road is closed from the Taggart Lake Trailhead to the Signal Mountain Lodge. The Moose-Wilson Road is closed from the Granite Canyon Trailhead to the Death Canyon Road. More »
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 »
Small Aircraft Crash Causes Two Fatalities
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393
Jackson Hole Airport Fire Department, Grand Teton National Park rangers and EMTs, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, and Teton County sheriffs responded to a report of a small aircraft crash near North Spring Gulch Road in Grand Teton National Park at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
The two individuals aboard an RV7 aircraft were deceased when responders arrived on scene. No other people in the vicinity of the crash were injured. An RV7 aircraft is a two-seat, single-engine, low-wing plane.
Park rangers are in communication with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Law enforcement park rangers and NTSB will conduct an investigation into the crash.
Additional details are not available at this time, and further information will not likely be available today.
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