Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park even in most winter months—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. For more information on bears checkout out Safety in Bear Country.
Temporary Area Closures are in Effect
There are temporary area closures in effect at locations throughout the park. These closures protect wildlife and visitor safety. For additional information and maps of each individual closure see Temporary Closures and Compendium Amendments.
Winter Road Information
Winter driving may be challenging; park roads are often covered with ice or hard-packed snow; winter storms create white-out driving conditions. Make sure your vehicle is equipped with winter or all-season tires and carry tire chains when driving over mountain passes. For updated road information in the park call: 307-739-3682. For Wyoming Department of Transportation information, visit their website: http://www.wyoroad.info/ or call 1-888-WYO-ROAD (only available in Wyoming) or 307-772-0824 or 511 on your cell phone.
Seasonal Road Closures
Roads in Grand Teton close in the winter for recreational use and to provide corridors for wildlife. The Teton Park Road and Moose-Wilson Road close on a schedule, see below. Other secondary roads close based on conditions.
Teton Park Road
The Teton Park Road is closed November 1 to April 30 from Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain Lodge. The road is groomed for skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking from mid-December to mid-March.
The Moose-Wilson Road is closed November 1 to April 30 and unplowed from Death Canyon Road to Granite Canyon Trailhead. It is open to skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking.
Grassy Lake Road
In the Rockefeller Parkway the Grassy Lake Road closes based on conditions and is unplowed in the winter from Flagg Ranch to the west. Once the park has determined that adequate snowcover exists, the road will open to oversnow use by snowmobiles, skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking.
Visit the Road Information page to learn more.
Last updated: November 13, 2019