• 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 »

Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center

Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center

Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center

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The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center (CTDVC) offers trip planning, weather, permits and camping information. Learn more about the CTDVC here.

  • Rangers lead a variety of programs throughout the day including a hike to Taggart Lake, a stroll to the Murie Ranch, a tour of Menor's Ferry, a number of short presentations and an evening slide show. Please refer to the park newspaper for current schedules.
  • Become a Junior Ranger of any age! Either complete a worksheet and one ranger-led program, or during the summer attend a Jr. Ranger program limited to 8-12 year olds.
  • Enjoy modern displays that explore the themes of place, people, preservation and mountaineering. A raised relief map of the park provides a birds-eye-view of the valley, canyons, lakes and peaks. Follow peak identifiers inlaid in the floor to view your favorite peak. Watch a 24-minute high-definition movie Grand Teton National Park: Life on the Edge by Discovery Communications, Inc., or take a stroll along the Video Rivers.
  • Visit the permits desk for backpacking information and permits, or to purchase a boat permit.

Did You Know?

Tetons from Hurricane Pass, KF

Did you know that Grand Teton National Park was established in both 1929 and 1950? The original 1929 park protected the mountain peaks and the lakes near the base. The boundaries were later expanded in 1950 to include much of the adjacent valley floor.