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 »
Area Closure in effect in the Elk Ranch area
A temporary area closure is in effect in the Elk Ranch Area to protect wildlife during the denning and young-rearing period. Follow the link for a map of the closed area. More »
Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Trip Planner
The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve is located four miles south of Moose on the Moose-Wilson Road. The Preserve provides a special opportunity to connect with nature in an environment designed to reduce congestion and provide an opportunity for solitude and reflection. Explore the network of trails leading to Phelps Lake through mature forests and aspen groves. Continue south along the Moose-Wilson Road to reach Teton Village for opportunities to view wildlife. This slow, winding road is closed to RVs and trailers and is unpaved for 1.5 miles. As you plan your trip, keep in mind that parking at the Preserve is limited and often full from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Consider carpooling to help alleviate congestion and reduce our environmental footprint. The Preserve remains car-accessible from May 1st-October 31st, and the Center is open from late-May through September.
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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.