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 »
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 »
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.
Did You Know?
Did you know that until the 1890s no one had settled on the west bank of the Snake River in the central part of Jackson Hole? William “Bill” Menor built a ferry at Moose to shuttle patrons across the river, the only reliable crossing point between Wilson and Moran.