Alerts & Current Conditions

 

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.

The park's main roadways, Highway US 89/191 and Highway US 26/287, are plowed and open for winter travel from the town of Jackson to Flagg Ranch just south of Yellowstone National Park. These travel routes offer outstanding mountain vistas and wildlife viewing opportunities. Park roads are often snow-covered and icy. Be prepared for winter driving conditions and carry a winter safety kit in your vehicle for emergencies. In addition, wildlife can linger near park roads, so be alert, and drive slowly for their safety and yours.

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 Teton Park Road is open to biking from November 1 until it is snow covered. In the spring when the snow melts, you can ride on the road until April 30. You can hike, run, rollerblade, or walk your dog too. After the road is snow covered, bikes, snow bikes, fat tire bikes, and roller blades are not allowed on the Teton Park Road.

Pets are allowed on the road after November 1. Once it is snow covered leashed pets can use the multi-use lane.

  • Pets must always be restrained on a leash, no longer than 6 feet.
  • Pets must stay within 30 feet of the road.
  • No more than two pets per person.
  • Please clean up after your pet. Waste receptacles located at the trailhead.

Moose-Wilson Road

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.

Road Construction

Visit the Road Information page to learn more.

Last updated: November 13, 2019

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012

Phone:

(307) 739-3399

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