Horses and other stock have been historically used in the park and parkway. "Stock" is defined as horses, burros, mules, and llamas. Goats are not permitted due to the sensitivity of the local bighorn sheep population.
Safety and Etiquette
Authorized Horseback Ride Concessioners
Stock use is allowed on most designated trails within the park. Please see the closed trails section and map for exceptions.
Primary Trailheads for Day Use
Areas Open to Stock Use
Horses and other stock may be ridden off trail in the following locations:
Backcountry Camping with Stock
Backcountry camping with stock is allowed only at the five designated stock sites in the park. All backcountry stock camps are signed and hitch rails are provided. Fires are not allowed, and a backcountry camping permit is required. Requests for advance backcountry reservations for the summer season are accepted January through May. All requests must be submitted on recreation.gov. A $45 non-refundable processing fee is charged for each trip upon completion of your reservation.
Backcountry Stock Camp Locations:
Stock Campsites Accessible by Vehicle
Park campgrounds prohibit stock. There are eight camping areas with a total of 14 sites that allow stock in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway along the unpaved road between Flagg Ranch and Grassy Lake. The road is closed until June 1 for grizzly bear activity. Camping with stock animals is allowed in adjacent Bridger-Teton National Forest and Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Additional Grand Teton Information
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Last updated: November 27, 2023