• 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 »

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center

Ranger with Visitor at the LSRP

The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center offers an opportunity to learn more about Mr. Rockefeller's vision for the Preserve and his legacy of conservation stewardship. The center will orient you to the area and offers a series of unique sensory exhibits that highlight the visual, auditory and tactile qualities of the Preserve's plants and wildlife. Learn about the innovative design techniques and features that make the center a model for energy and environmental design.

  • Join a ranger for a deeper understanding of the Preserve. Daily programs include a hike to Phelps Lake and a talk about sustainable features of the Preserve Center. The Preserve also offers a number of Special Programs including a sunrise and evening stroll, Dates and times vary, check at any park visitor center to find out about current offerings. Please refer to the park newspaper for current schedules.
  • Children learn the art of journaling while discovering the wonders of the natural world using a Nature Explorer's Backpack. After a brief orientation by a ranger, each child receives their own nature journal and set of activities to take with them as they explore the Preserve trails. Backpacks may be checked out during Center hours. Recommended for children ages 6 - 12. Backpacks are limited, one per family please.
  • Enjoy the unusual exhibits utilizing visual, tactile and auditory senses linked through a poem written by Terry Tempest Williams that allows visitors to experience the Center on many levels. Recordings of Mr. Rockefeller speaking about conservation, high definition nature videos, large-scale photography, and a soundscape room with nature recordings from the Preserve complete the experience.
  • If you wish to relax, spend time in the resource room with comfortable seating, tables, chairs and a fireplace to explore a variety of books and maps.

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.