Temporary & Wildlife Closures

Please check the Superintendents Compendium page for additional restrictions and laws. If you have specific concern or question about a closure please call 307-739-3399.

 

Wildlife Closures Map

Map legend for Winter Wildlife Closure and Park Boundary
 

Closure Notes

A portion of the east-facing slope of 25 Short is closed until further notice to prevent potential conflict between a denning grizzly bear and skiers (See map below)
The Signal Mountain area and all associated trails and roads are closed until further notice (See map below)
The Pilgrim Creek area is closed until further notice (See map below)
Static Peak above 10980 feet, Prospectors Mountain, and south-facing slopes on Mount Hunt above 8580 feet, including peaks 10988, 10905, and 10495 (December 1–April 30)

Note: The Banana Couloir on Prospectors Mountain, Albright Peak (peak 10552), and Buck Mountain is open.

Snake River bottom north of Moose to Moran Junction (December 1–April 1)
Buffalo Fork of the Snake River, Kelly Hill, Uhl Hill, and Wolf Ridge (December 1–April 1)
The Kelly Hill area (portions of Sections 1 and 2 in T42N, R115W.) (December 1–April 1)

 

For details and specifics please see Superintendents Compendium.

 
Area closure map of 25 Short
Area Closure Map: A portion of the east-facing slope of 25 Short is closed until further notice to prevent potential conflict between a denning grizzly bear and skiers.

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25 Short Wildlife Closure

Grand Teton National Park is implementing a temporary area closure for human and wildlife safety. A portion of the east-facing slope of 25 Short is closed until further notice to prevent potential conflict between a denning grizzly bear and skiers.

The east-facing slope below the skier summit and the true summit of Peak 9975, known as 25 Short, is closed. Direct access across the summit ridgeline to Turkey Chute, Chute the Moon and other routes to Avalanche Canyon is open. This area is routinely accessed from the Taggart Lake Trailhead. (See closure map, right)
 
Map of Signal Mountain wildlife closure
Signal Mountain area wildlife closure map

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Signal Mountain Wildlife Closure

Grand Teton National Park is implementing a temporary area closure for human and wildlife safety in the Signal Mountain area. All associated trails and roads are closed (See closure map, right). The closed area includes the east side of the Teton Park Road from the RKO Road junction north to the bottom of Signal Mountain, and south along base of Signal Mountain until it joins the RKO road again.
 
Pilgrim Creek area closure map
Pilgrim Creek area closure map

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Pilgrim Creek Area Closure

The following area is closed: the northern extent of the closure starts where the East Fork of Pilgrim Creek crosses the USFS/NPS boundary and follows the USFS/NPS boundary west to 100 yards west of Pilgrim Creek. The western extent of the closure follows a line 100 yards inside the trees along the tree line that borders the primary alluvial fan on the west side of Pilgrim Creek until it reaches Highway 89. The southern extent of the closure follows Highway 89 south to the east edge of Pilgrim Creek. The eastern extent of the closure follows the tree line on the south side of Pilgrim Creek until it reaches the East Fork of Pilgrim Creek. (See closure map, right)
 
Mount Hunt and Prospectors Mountain winter closures map
Prospectors Mountain, Mount Hunt, and Static Peak closure areas map.

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Winter Wildlife Closure

Prospectors Mountain and Mt. Hunt areas, including peaks 10988, 10905, and 10495; all areas above 9900 ft (3000 m) elevation, and south-facing slopes on Mt. Hunt above 8580 ft (2600 m) elevation, slopes of Static Peak above 10890 ft (3300 m), including Static Peak are closed December 1 - April 30, Albright Peak (Peak 10552) and Buck Mountain are open. (See closure map, right)
 
Snake River area wildlife closure map
Snake River area wildlife closure map

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Snake River Area Wildlife Closure

The following area is closed south of the Buffalo Fork Bridge in Moran along the Snake River and West of US 26/89/191: The southeastern corner of the closure begins at the fence line 50 m off the highway at UTM 538775, 4852586 (NAD83). The closure extends to the northwest (300 degrees) on a straight line to the Snake River at UTM 538255, 4852912. The boundary follows the Snake River to the N/NE to the fence line at UTM 538872, 4853210. The eastern edge of the boundary follows the fence line back to the SE corner. (See closure map, right)

This closure is necessary for human and wildlife safety. This closure will remain in place until rescinded.

Last updated: April 16, 2021

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012

Phone:

307-739-3399
Talk to a Ranger? To speak to a Grand Teton National Park ranger call 307–739–3399 for visitor information Monday-Friday during business hours.

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