• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • 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 »

  • Avalanche hazards exist in the park

    Avalanche hazards exist in the park, especially in mountain canyons and on exposed slopes. A daily avalanche forecast can be found at www.jhavalanche.org or by calling (307) 733-2664. More »

  • Bears emerging from hibernation

    Bears are beginning to emerge from hibernation. Travel in groups of three of more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay at least 100 yards from bears. More »

Roadside Bears

A black bear walks through the sagebrush.

A black bear walks through the sagebrush.

Bears and roads are not a good combination. Bears feeding along roads quickly become habituated to vehicles and people increasing their chance of being hit by vehicles. When people stop for a closer look or to take pictures, habituated bears may become bold and approach people. Habituated bears may learn it is acceptable to frequent campgrounds or picnic areas, where they may gain access to human foods. When bears obtain human food, a very dangerous situation develops that may lead to human injury and the bear's death. Please resist the temptation to stop and get close to roadside bears.

  • Stay 100 yards from bears even if you are in your vehicle.
  • Use designated pullouts when viewing bears and stay with your vehicle.
  • Follow directions from National Park Service Staff.
  • Use binoculars or spotting scopes for safe viewing.
  • Approaching wildlife is prohibited by law.
  • Do not leave food, garbage, or coolers in the open bed of a truck or the exterior of any vehicle.
  • Never feed a bear!


  • When stopping to view wildlife, pullover in a designated turnout - do not stop on the roadway. Maintain a distance of at least 100 yards.
  • Help keep bears wild and humans safe - Never feed or approach bears!
  • Do not leave food, garbage, or coolers in the open bed of a truck or the exterior of any vehicle.

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Never approach a bear.

Never feed a bear.

Stay 100 yards (1 football field) from bears at all times.

Did You Know?

Bill Menors Ferry

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.