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 the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Area Closure in effect in the Elk Ranch area
A temporary area closure is in effect in the Elk Ranch Area to protect wildlife during the denning and young-rearing period. Follow the link for a map of the closed area. 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 Uinta ground squirrels, sometimes mistaken for prairie dogs, hibernate up to eight months a year? These animals leave their burrows in March or April to inhabit the sagebrush flats, but may return by the end of July.