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 »
Moose District Trip Planner
Explore the Moose District in the southern part of Grand Teton National Park, 12 miles north of Jackson, Wyoming. Enjoy a variety of trails, activities, scenic drives and ranger programs as well as unique historic districts and iconic views of the Teton Range. Visit the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center for trip planning information and informative displays; Menor's Ferry Historic District and Mormon Row for a glimpse into the past; and the Murie Ranch for wilderness inspiration. Hike to Taggart, Bradley and Phelps lakes for mountain reflections or into Death Canyon to reach the alpine backcountry. Drive scenic roads looking for bison, moose, pronghorn, historic homesteads and even a monumental landslide. For a cozy evening of camping, pitch your tent or park your RV at the Gros Ventre Campground. The Moose area remains open year-round.
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Did You Know?
Did you know that the granite and gneiss composing the core of the Teton Range are some of the oldest rocks in North America, but the mountains are among the youngest in the world?