• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • 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 »

Biking in the Park

Biking is a popular activity in the park. The first phase of the multi-use pathway opened to the public in 2009. The pathway currently extends from the town of Jackson, north to Moose Junction and then follows the Teton Park Road to the South Jenny Lake area. The section of pathway through Grand Teton National Park opens seasonally after snow has melted from the pathway surface and park maintenance workers have swept it. The section of the pathway along the National Elk Refuge from Jackson to Gros Ventre Junction is closed from November 1 to April 30 due to elk migration. There is an extensive pathway system through the town of Jackson extending into Teton County. Please visit the Teton County website for maps of the system.

Special regulations apply to the multi-use pathway.

Some roads in the park have only a very narrow shoulder, or lack one altogether. Extreme caution must be used. Download the biking brochure for a map of suggested routes and be sure to follow the guidelines below:


Safe Biking

  • Wear a helmet at all times.
  • Ride bicycles only on roadways, not on trails (trail riding is not permitted).
  • Ride on the right side of the road in single file.
  • Obey the rules of the road at all times.
  • Use hand signals to communicate with drivers.


Multi-use Pathway Regulations

Only NON-MOTORIZED METHODS of transportation are permitted on the multi-use pathway. Persons with physical disabilities may use electric and battery operated transportation. The multi-use pathway is closed from dusk to dawn for wildlife and public safety.

PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED on the park pathway. Guide dogs-used for the sole purpose of aiding a person with physical disability-may travel on the pathway. Ask at a visitor center for suggestions on where to exercise your pet or visit the pets page for a brochure with recommendations and regulations for pets.

Regulations

  • Bicycle riders in the park and parkway must obey the same rules and regulations that apply to motorized vehicles.
  • Bicycles are allowed only on paved and unpaved roads, unless otherwise posted. Bicycles are not allowed on any park or parkway trails or in any backcountry areas.
  • Riding a bicycle abreast of another bicycle on paved roads within the park and parkway is prohibited. Ride single file for your safety and compliance.
  • During low visibility and between sunset and sunrise, bicyclists must display a white light or reflector from the front and a red light or reflector from the rear. Drivers are often distracted when driving through the park, ride defensively.

Did You Know?

Tetons from the north, photo by Erin Himmel

Did you know that a large fault lies at the base of the Teton Range? Every few thousand years earthquakes up to a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter Scale signal movement on the Teton fault, lifting the mountains skyward and hinging the valley floor downward.