Explore the Laurance S. Rockefeller PreserveThe Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve provides a special opportunity to connect with nature in an environment designed to reduce congestion and provide an opportunity for solitude and reflection.
Several trails can be accessed from the Preserve and Moose-Wilson Road. Take an easy hike to Phelps Lake or enjoy a strenuous trek into Granite or Death Canyon.
The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve is located down the Moose-Wilson Road. This slow, winding road is closed to RVs and trailers (vehicles over 280 inches/23.3 feet in length) and is unpaved for 1.5 miles. Parking at the Preserve is limited and often full from before 9 am to 4 pm. Consider carpooling to help alleviate congestion and reduce our environmental footprint.
Hike the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve, Moose-Wilson Road, and Teton Village
Hike the Preserve
Hike to Phelps Lake and explore the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve.
Hike Granite Canyon
Hike Granite Canyon to access Marion Lake and the Teton backcountry.
Hike Death Canyon
Hike from the Death Canyon Trailhead to access Phelps Lake and Death Canyon.
Hike Teton Village
Hike from Teton Village to access the Teton backcountry.
Visit the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve CenterVisit the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center to learn more about Mr. Rockefeller's vision for the Preserve and his legacy of conservation stewardship. The center will orient you to the area and offers a series of unique sensory exhibits that highlight the visual, auditory and tactile qualities of the Preserve's plants and wildlife. Learn about the innovative design techniques and features that make the center a model for energy and environmental design.
Bear and Wildlife SafetyDo you know what to do when encountering a wild animal? The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve and Moose-Wilson Road are home to black bears, grizzly bears, moose, deer, and other large animals. Bears are often seen on trails and in the developed areas. Being prepared for an animal encounter can help ensure the safety of you and the wildlife.
Learn more about how to stay safe in bear country.
Safety tip: never approach a wild animal. Always maintain a distance of at least 100yds/91m from bears and 25yds/23m from other wildlife.
Drive the Moose-Wilson Road
The Moose-Wilson Road is a corridor road connecting the towns of Moose and Wilson. The road winds through forest and marsh habitats, and is home to various species of wildlife. The Moose-Wilson Road provides access to the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve, and the Granite and Death Canyon Trailheads.
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Last updated: March 6, 2023