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:
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.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the black stripe, or dike, on the face of Mount Moran is 150 feet wide and extends six or seven miles westward? The black dike was once molten magma that squeezed into a crack when the rocks were deep underground, and has since been lifted skyward by movement on the Teton fault.