• 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 »

Moose District Activities

Menors Ferry General Store

Menors Ferry General Store

Moose has been a social hub since before the establishment of Grand Teton National Park. Today you can enjoy a variety of activities in the Moose District.

  • Historic Districts: Take a walk in the past and explore early homesteads and ranches in the park. Menors Ferry Historic District is just north of Moose east of the Teton Park Road. Tour the original cabin and general store, or take a ride on a replica of Bill Menor’s ferry (check with the visitor center for hours of operation). Mormon Row is north and east of Moose Junction off US Hwy 26, 89, 191. Settled by homesteaders in the late 1880s, two rustic barns draw photographers with the Teton Range as a backdrop. The Murie Ranch, originally known as the STS Ranch, was home to wilderness conservationists and scientists Olaus and Mardy Murie and Adolph and Louise Murie.
  • Hiking: The Moose District offers access to numerous hiking trails leading to valley lakes or high alpine canyons. There are two trailheads within 5 miles: Taggart Lake and Death Canyon Trailhead. Weather may change abruptly, afternoon thunderstorms are common, bring extra clothing and plenty of water. Please refer to Hiking in the park and Trailheads in the area for additional information.
  • Backpacking: All overnight stays in the park’s backcountry require a permit. Register for your trip at the permits desk in the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center. For additional information, please visit our Backcountry Camping page.
  • Biking: The multi-use pathway departs from Dornan’s at Moose and travels eight miles north to South Jenny Lake along the base of the Teton Range for biking and other non-motorized access.
  • Floating: Many concessioners operate scenic float trips through the park on the Snake River. Experienced boaters may use their own raft or dory and access the Moose boat ramp.
  • Fishing: Fish along the banks of the Snake River or float the river to catch cutthroat trout in this cold mountain river. Purchase a Wyoming fishing license at marinas and tackle shops.
  • Camping: Park campgrounds do not accept reservations (except for group camping at Gros Ventre and Colter Bay), so arrive early for the perfect site. The Gros Ventre Campground along the Gros Ventre River, is surrounded by cottonwood and spruce trees with bison and moose frequenting the area. The campground has 350 individual sites and 5 group sites, and can accommodate RVs of any length with a dump station and water for tanks.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Many animals frequent the Moose area. Watch for wildlife such as moose, bears, elk, mule deer, bison, pronghorn, ground squirrels; and birds such as eagles and osprey. (link to Wildlife Viewing & Bird Watching)
  • Scenic Drives: Driving through the southern portion of the park offers incredible views and wildlife opportunities.
    • One loop with wildlife, history, geology and scenery is the Antelope Flats/Kelly Loop. From Moose Junction, drive one mile north and turn right (east) onto Antelope Flats Road. Look for bison, pronghorn and the occasional moose as you loop through Kelly and return to the highway. Side trips along this route include: a stop at Mormon Row about 1.5 miles from the highway to view the iconic Moulton barns and other homesteads; and a detour east on the Gros Ventre River Road to view a huge landslide that blocks the river forming Lower Slide Lake.
    • Another scenic drive follows the Moose-Wilson Road from Moose to Teton Village. Enjoy wetlands and forest views while looking for moose and mule deer. This slow, winding road is closed to RVs and trailers and is unpaved for 1.5 miles. Note this road is often congested, speed limits are strictly enforced. Use designated turnouts and do not park on the road.
  • Swimming: Swim in Phelps Lake with stunning views of Death Canyon to the west, or Taggart or Bradley lakes with the Grand Teton towering above. These lakes stay chilly all summer!

Did You Know?

Mt. Moran in July

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.