• 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 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 »

Colter Bay Trip Planner

Mount Moran reflected in Jackson Lake

Mount Moran across Jackson Lake

NPS Photo

Explore the Colter Bay District in northern Grand Teton National Park, 25 miles north of Moose and 20 miles south of Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy a variety of trails, activities, scenic drives and ranger programs as well as stunning views of the Teton Range across Jackson Lake. Visit the Colter Bay Visitor Center for trip planning information and new exhibits. The renovated visitor center includes 35 items from the David T. Vernon Collection that have never been on display before, geology and climate interpretive panels on the back deck, and new orientation displays. Stop by the Flagg Ranch Information Station located 17 miles north of Colter Bay for a quick overview of the park. Hike along the shores of Jackson Lake or venture to Grand View Point above Two Ocean and Emma Matilda lakes. Drive scenic roads looking for wildlife or the mountains reflected in the Snake River or Jackson Lake during morning calm. For a cozy evening of camping, pitch your tent or park your RV at the Colter Bay or Lizard Creek campgrounds, or hook-up your rig at the Colter Bay RV Park. The Colter Bay area remains car-accessible year-round, but the visitor center is only open from early May to early October.

Click on the links below for additional information.

Colter Bay area map

Colter Bay Visitor Center

Colter Bay District FAQs

Colter Bay District activities

Colter Bay District trails

Colter Bay District facilities

Did You Know?

Aspen tree bark close-up

Did you know that the bark on Aspen trees looks green because it contains chlorophyll? Aspen bark is photosynthetic, a process that allows a plant to make energy from the sun, and helps the tree flourish during the short growing season.