• 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 »

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?

Uinta Ground Squirrel

Did you know that Uinta ground squirrels, sometimes mistaken for prairie dogs, hibernate up to eight months a year? These animals leave their burrows in March or April to inhabit the sagebrush flats, but may return by the end of July.