• 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 »


Pet Safety & Regulations

To ensure that you and your pet enjoy a safe visit, follow all pet regulations while inside the park. Wildlife may be drawn to pets and their owners. Pets can wander away and may never be found. The park is a wild place! These regulations are enforced to protect you, park resources and other visitors. See the pet brochure for a map and additional safety and regulations information.

Pets are allowed inside Grand Teton National Park, but they must be restrained at all times and are not permitted on hiking trails, inside visitor centers or other facilities. A good rule of thumb is that a pet may go anywhere a car may go: roads and road shoulders, campgrounds and picnic areas, parking lots, etc. Pets must be on a leash (six feet or less), under physical restraint, and within 30 feet of the roadway. Pets are not permitted on any park trails or in the park backcountry. Pets are not considered pack animals.


  • You are responsible for clean-up and disposal of all pet feces.
  • Pets must be kept under physical control at all times - caged, crated, or restrained on a leash not to exceed six feet in length.
  • Pets are prohibited in the backcountry and on park trails.
  • Pets are prohibited from public buildings and swimming beaches, except for guide dogs.
  • Pets are prohibited from riding in boats on park waters, except for Jackson Lake.
  • Pets must stay within 30 feet of any roadway.
  • Pets must not be left unattended and/or tied to an object.
  • Pets are prohibited from making unreasonable noise or frightening wildlife.
  • Pets running-at-large may be impounded and their owner charged for the care and feeding.
  • Pets are not allowed on the park's multi-use pathway.
  • Guide dogs used for the sole purpose of aiding a person with a physical disability are permitted, but should be clearly marked as a working animal.

Seasonal Road Closures and Pets

From November 1 through April 30 every year the park closes the Teton Park Road, Antelope Flats and Moose-Wilson Road to motorized traffic, allowing for public recreation.

Leashed dogs are permitted on the Teton Park, Antelope Flats, and Moose-Wilson roads, as well as other park roadways. Dogs are restricted to roads and turnouts - they are not permitted to travel more than 30 feet from roadbeds, or into the park's backcountry. Owners are required to keep pets on a leash (six foot maximum length). Mutt Mitt stations are in place at the Taggart Lake Trailhead parking area. Pet owners are required to pick up after their dogs and dispose of the waste properly.

If you are planning on exploring areas of the park that are closed to pets, we recommend that you place your pet in a kennel.

Happy Tails Pet Resort & Grooming - (307) 733-1606
Rally's Pet Garage - (307) 733-7704
Critter Camp - (307) 733-4279
Teton Veterinary Hospital - (307) 739-0777

Trail Creek Pet Center - (208) 354-2571
The Hairball Hotel - (208) 787-2806
Petstoppe Ranch - (208) 787-2420

Bark 'n Call's Geyser Creek Pet Resort - (307) 730-9663
(Pick-up and delivery available)

Did You Know?

Beaver Dick Leigh and his family.

Did you know that Jenny and Leigh Lakes are named for the fur trapper “Beaver” Dick Leigh and his wife Jenny (not pictured)? Beaver Dick and Jenny assisted the Hayden party that explored the region in 1872. This couple impressed the explorers to the extent that they named the lakes in their honor.