• 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 »

Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing


Skiing and snowshoeing are popular activites in the park during the long winter months. Download the Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing brochure for a list of popular routes and safety information.

Watch our video podcast to learn more about winter safety in the park.

The park does not mark ski and snowshoe trails. You must be responsible for route-finding in the backcountry. Remember that winter storms can intensify quickly obscuring your tracks and reducing visibility. Please use caution and be aware of changing conditions.

Late December through mid-March, rangers offer guided snowshoe hikes. Call (307) 739-3399 for more details and to make reservations.

Please visit our Winter Trip Planner page for more details. For current backcountry conditions visit the Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers blogspot, and read the Jackson Hole Avalanche forecast.

The following businesses are licensed by the National Park Service to provide cross-country skiing and snowshoe tours in the park:

The Hole Hiking Experience (866) 733-4453: www.holehike.com
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Nordic Center (307) 733-2929: www.jacksonhole.com
Teton Backcountry Guides (307) 353-2900: www.skithetetons.com

The following businesses are licensed by the National Park Service to guide backcountry skiing and climbing in the park:

Exum Mountain Guides (307) 733-2297: www.exumguides.com
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides (307) 733-4979: www.jhmg.com

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.