Jackson Hole has long, cold winters; snow and frost are possible any month. mid-April, May & June - Mild days and cool nights alternate with rain and snow. July & August - Warm days and cool nights prevail, with afternoon thundershowers common. September, October & November - Sunny days and cold nights alternate with rain and occasional snowstorms. December to mid-April - Between storms the days are sunny and nights are frigid. Snow blankets the mountains and valley.
Grand Teton Entrance Fee - Private Vehicle - $35.00
Park entrance fee for 7 days for a private, non-commercial vehicle.
Grand Teton Entrance Fee - Motorcycle - $30.00
Park entrance for 7 days per private motorcycle.
Grand Teton Entrance Fee - Hiker/Biker - $20.00
Park entrance fee for 7 days for each visitor 16 years and older entering by foot, bicycle, ski, etc.
Grand Teton Annual Pass - $70.00
Pass is valid for one year through the month of purchase. Park Annual Pass provides entrance to pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single private non-commercial vehicle to Grand Teton National Park. Purchase your pass at one of Grand Teton's park entrances and permits desks at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center and the Colter Bay Visitor Center.
The grand expanse of the Teton Range rises above the visitor center. Inside, interwoven themes of place, people, preservation, mountaineering and Native American Indians encourage visitors to contemplate the past, present and future of this place. Visit this facility for trip planning information, backcountry or boating permits. Shop at the Grand Teton Association bookstore, enjoy the variety of exhibits and artwork, attend a ranger program or watch a movie about the park.
Harrison Crandall built this cabin in 1921 near the Cathedral Group Turnout as his studio. Today, the building displays two pieces of Crandall's artwork and an original WPA Poster of Jenny Lake. Other exhibits focus on the geology and evolution of the landscape. Visit this facility for trip planning information and boat permits. The nearby Jenny Lake Ranger Station provides backcountry permits. Shop the Grand Teton Association bookstore, attend a ranger program or begin your backcountry adventure.
One of the surviving Mission 66 visitor centers, the Colter Bay Visitor Center provides great views of Jackson Lake. Inside, view 35 artifacts from the David T. Vernon Indian Arts Collection. The auditorium hosts ranger-led programs and shows a variety of park-related videos throughout the day. Visit this facility for trip planning information, backcountry or boating permits. Shop at the Grand Teton Association bookstore, attend a ranger-led program, or visit the nearby shops and restaurants.
The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center provides the opportunity to learn about Mr. Rockefeller's vision for the area and his legacy of conservation stewardship. Exhibits engage visual, tactile and auditory senses through a poem by Terry Tempest Williams, audio recordings of Mr. Rockefeller, videos, photography, and a natural soundscape room. Visitors may relax in the resource room, attend a ranger program or strike out on a hike to Phelps Lake. The center does not have a sales area or offer permits.
In the 1930s, the Jenny Lake Ranger Station and Museum opened as the park’s first visitor facility. Today, climbing rangers provide backcountry safety information, climbing route conditions and perform mountain rescues. A small raised-relief map features the core backcountry area and other exhibits address backcountry risks. A safety video provides visitors with essential information. The ranger station issues backcountry permits to climbers and all other backcountry users, but does not have a sales area.
The Flagg Ranch Information Station is located in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway—the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. For visitors traveling south from Yellowstone National Park, Flagg Ranch is the first stop for trip planning information. This small wooden cabin is staffed daily during the peak summer season and includes a visitor information area, small sales area, exhibits depicting the Rockefeller legacy and restrooms.