• 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 effect for trails in the Jenny Lake Area

    A temporary area closure will be in effect for several trails in the Jenny Lake area due to construction activities involving helicopter-assisted transport of heavy material. The closure will last from October 27 through October 30, and possibly longer. More »

  • Multi-use Pathway Closures

    Intermittent closures of the park Multi-use Pathway System will occur through mid-October during asphalt sealing and safety improvement work. Pathway sections will reopen as work is completed. Follow the link for a map and more information. More »

  • Moose-Wilson Road Status

    The Moose-Wilson Road between the Death Canyon Road and the Murie Center Road is currently open to all traffic. The road may re-close at any time due to wildlife activity. For current road conditions call 307-739-3682. 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?

Pika with a mouth full of grass

Did you know that pikas harvest grasses so they can survive the long cold winter? These small members of the rabbit family do not hibernate, but instead store their harvest as “haystacks” under rocks in the alpine environment.