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 »
Download the Accessibility brochure (Adobe PDF document, 621 kb).
The Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center, Jenny Lake and Colter Bay visitor centers and the Flagg Ranch Information Station provide accessible restrooms, TDD, parking spaces, curb cuts and entrances. Exhibits at Colter Bay and Jenny Lake visitor centers may require assistance. View the Accessibility brochure for detailed information. We also have a large font Accessibility brochure available. TDD is (307) 739-3400.
Many accessible interpretive activities are listed in the park newspaper. Campgrounds at Gros Ventre, Jenny Lake (partially accessible restrooms) and Colter Bay (partially accessible restrooms) are located on relatively flat terrain. Lizard Creek and Signal Mountain campgrounds are hilly and access is more difficult. Inquire for most accessible sites. Eight campsites along Grassy Lake Road, west of Flagg Ranch, provide easy access by vehicle and accessible vault toilets. The Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch have camping and RV sites that provide accessible facilities.
All lodging facilities provide some units that are accessible except the American Alpine Club Climber's Ranch. Please contact each facility for assistance and reservations. Restaurants with accessible facilities are located at Flagg Ranch, Leeks Marina, Colter Bay, Signal Mountain Lodge, Jackson Lake Lodge and Jenny Lake Lodge.
A few trails are accessible, with asphalt surfaces, appropriate grades and good views including Colter Bay headwall, Jackson Lake Dam overview, Menors Ferry Historic District, and the Jenny Lake shore trail. Persons with disabilities may use any type of assistive technology to access the park.
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.