Physical / Mobility

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Ranger-led Programs

Grand Teton National Park offers a variety of Ranger-led programs throughout the year. Many summer and fall programs are wheelchair accessible.
 
Visitor Centers
Grand Teton National Park has four visitor centers and one information station. All facilities strive to accommodate visitors with differing abilities.

Craig Thomas and Discovery and Visitor Center (Moose)
  • Parking: Nine accessible parking spaces four of which are van accessible.
  • Routes: Paved, flat routes from parking lot to visitor center.
  • Entrance: Front door operates on a push-button opener.
  • Restrooms: Each set of restrooms has wheelchair accessible stalls, sinks, and hand dryers.
  • Water: Water fountains and a water filling station (for own water bottle) are wheelchair accessible.
  • Payphone: A wheelchair accessible payphone is located in the visitor center.
  • Benches: Provided throughout the visitor center and in outdoors area around the center.
  • Exhibits: All tactile and otherwise interactive exhibits designed to be accessible from a wheelchair.
  • Elevator: None;one-level facility
  • Wheelchair to borrow: Yes
Jenny Lake Visitor Center
  • Note: The South Jenny Lake visitor services area and trails on the west side of Jenny Lake are undergoing a major rehabilitation project through summer 2017. Please call ahead to verify accessibility information: 307-739-3392.
  • Parking: Accessible parking spaces are in flux during the rehabilitation period.
  • Routes: Paved, mostly flat route from accessible parking spaces to visitor center.
  • Entrance: Front doors remain open during business hours.
  • Restrooms: During rehabilitation work, two vault toilets and a bank of portable toilets will provide restroom services to visitors. These facilities will be accessible.
  • Water: Water fountain on the front of the adjacent Jenny Lake store is wheelchair accessible.
  • Payphone: A wheelchair accessible payphone is located on the front of the adjacent Jenny Lake Store.
  • Benches: A couch and chairs are located in the visitor center. Benches will be located on the deck outside the temporary visitor center.
  • Exhibits: May require assistance.
  • Elevator: None; one-level facility.
  • Wheelchair to borrow: No.
Colter Bay Visitor Center
  • Parking: Four accessible parking spaces in front of the visitor center.
  • Routes: Paved, mostly flat (some slight incline/decline) from accessible parking spaces to visitor center.
  • Entrance: Front door operates on a push-button opener.
  • Restrooms: A family restroom, separate from the main restrooms, is located outside the visitor center is wheelchair accessible.
  • Water: Water fountains, near restrooms, are wheelchair accessible.
  • Payphone: A wheelchair accessible pay phone is located at the visitor center.
  • Benches: Provided in and around the visitor center.
  • Exhibits: All tactile and otherwise interactive exhibits designed to be accessible from a wheelchair.
  • Elevator: None, one-level facility.
  • Wheelchair to borrow: Yes.
Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center
  • Parking: Three accessible parking spaces are available.
  • Routes: Travel a 250 yard (230 m) poly-pave surface with an incline meeting ADA standards to reach the Preserve Center.
  • Entrance: Front door operates on a push-button opener.
  • Restrooms: Composting toilets are located in the parking lot and the hiker staging area next to the Preserve Center are wheelchair accessible.
  • Water: Water is available in the parking lot restrooms and at the hiker staging area. Both areas are wheelchair accessible.
  • Payphone: None available. Visitors must rely on cell phones.
  • Benches: Couches and chairs are located in the visitor center, and benches and chairs are provided in the outdoors area around the center.
  • Exhibits: All tactile and otherwise interactive exhibits designed to be accessible from a wheelchair.
  • Elevator: None; one-level facility.
  • Wheelchair to borrow: No.
Flagg Ranch Information Center
  • Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available in front of the Information Station.
  • Routes: Paved and wood plank walkways lead from accessible parking spaces to visitor center
  • Entrance: A standard door provides access to the facility. There is no push button opener.
  • Restrooms: One restroom inside center is wheelchair accessible.
  • Water: Water is available inside the Information Station.
  • Payphone: A wheelchair accessible pay phone is located on the front of the visitor center.
  • Benches: A couch is located in the visitor center.
  • Exhibits: Minimal exhibits and small bookstore.
  • Elevator: None; one-level facility.
  • Wheelchair to borrow: No.
 
Campgrounds
Gros Ventre Campground
  • Site Accessibility: The Gros Ventre Campground has seven loops with 300 individual campsites and five large group campsites. The campground has ten ADA-accessible sites with electric hookups, and the adjacent restroom is ADA compliant. Most sites in the campground are level, vehicle-accessible, and surfaced with compact gravel. The campground registration office is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Restrooms/showers: Several of the restrooms throughout the campground are wheelchair-accessible. No showers are available. ·Payphone: Available at the campground kiosk, but not wheelchair accessible.
  • Amphitheater: Routes to the amphitheater are level and paved, but somewhat uneven.
  • Routes: The campground loop roads are paved and generally level, with some small inclines/ declines.
Jenny Lake Campground
  • Note: The South Jenny Lake visitor services area and trails on the west side of Jenny Lake are undergoing a major rehabilitation project through summer 2017. Please call ahead to verify accessibility information. This construction should not impact camping. http://www.nps.gov/grte/getinvolved/jlrp.htm
  • Site Accessibility: The Jenny Lake Campground has two loops with 49 individual campsites and 10 hiker and bicycler sites. Three campsites are now ADA compliant. Tent camping only –vehicles over eight feel high, trailers, cab-over campers, and raised pop-tops on vans are prohibited.
  • Restrooms/Showers: Restrooms are accessible. No showers are available.
  • Payphone: Available at the campground kiosk.
  • Amphitheater: Routes to the amphitheater are not wheelchair accessible. The trail is uneven gravel and rocks with vegetation encroaching on the path.
  • Routes: The campground loop roads are paved and generally level, with some inclines/ declines.
  • Site Accessibility: The Signal Mountain Campground has three loops with 81 individual sites. At this time, none are ADA accessible. In the future, the campground will redesign a number of sites to be compliant.
  • Restrooms/Showers: One of the restrooms in the campground is wheelchair-accessible. The showers and laundry facilities are fully ADA accessible.
  • Payphone: Available at the campground kiosk.
  • Amphitheater: Routes to the amphitheater are paved but on a gently sloping incline/decline.
  • Routes: The campground loop roads are paved but on hilly terrain with significant incline/decline.
Colter Bay Campground
Operated by Grand Teton Lodge Company
  • Site Accessibility: The Colter Bay Campground has 17 loops with 335 individual campsites and 11 large group campsites. The campground has 13 ADA-accessible sites with electric hookups.
  • Restrooms/Showers: Restroom facilities are partially accessible. Accessible showers are available in Colter Bay Village.
  • Payphone: Available at the RV Park campground kiosk.
  • Amphitheater: Routes to the amphitheater are paved but on a sloping incline/decline.
  • Routes: The campground loop roads are paved and mostly level, with some sloping incline and decline.
Colter Bay RV Park
Operated by Grand Teton Lodge Company
  • Site Accessibility: The Colter Bay RV Park has 112 RV sites with full hookups. Four sites have been widened to accommodate wheelchairs.
  • Restrooms/Showers: Restroom facilities are partially accessible. Accessible showers are available in Colter Bay Village.
  • Payphone: Available at the RV Park campground kiosk.
  • Routes: The campground loop roads are paved and mostly level, with some sloping incline and decline.
Lizard Creek Campground
  • Site Accessibility: The Lizard Creek Campground has two loops with 60 individual sites. At this time, none are ADA accessible. In the future, the campground will redesign sites to be compliant.
  • Restrooms/Showers: Restroom facilities are partially accessible. No showers are available.
  • Payphone: No payphone is available.
  • Amphitheater: Routes to the amphitheater are well-compacted gravel and on a slightly sloping incline/decline.
  • Routes: The campground loop roads are paved but on hilly terrain with incline/decline.
Headwaters Campground at Flagg Ranch
  • Site Accessibility: The Headwaters Campground at Flagg Ranch has 97 RV sites and 34 tent sites. Most sites are accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Restrooms/Showers: Restroom facilities are accessible. One fully accessible shower is available.
  • Payphone: Available near the campground kiosk.
  • Amphitheater: Routes to the amphitheater are well-compacted gravel and on a sloping incline/decline.
  • Routes: The campground loop roads are well-compacted gravel and mostly level, with sloping incline and decline.
Grassy Lake Road Campsites in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway
  • First-come, first-served dispersed campsites along road
  • Eight campsite areas along Grassy Lake Road, west of Flagg Ranch that provide access by vehicle with accessible vault toilets. No water is available.
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Trails

Grand Teton National Park has over 235 miles of maintained trails. The surfaces range from level, compacted soil to uneven, broken rocks and roots. Slopes range from level up to 20% grade, but most trails do not exceed 10-15% grade. Hiking in this park can be a challenging experience due to the rugged nature of the landscape, high altitude, steep, uneven trails, and extreme and sudden weather changes. Be sure to download the Day Hike brochure and Lakeshore Trail brochure for suggested hikes and safety recommendations.

NOTE: The park allows any type of assistive technology on trails.

Suggested trails for those with physical/mobility challenges.

Moose Area Trails

  • Multi-use Pathway: A 20.5 mile (one way) paved multi-use pathway runs from the town of Jackson north to South Jenny Lake. It parallels US 26/89/191 from Jackson to Moose Junction, and then follows the Teton Park Road to South Jenny Lake. It is open to non-motorized vehicles only (with the exception of motorized wheelchairs) from dawn to dusk. The pathway from Jackson to Gros Ventre Junction is closed from October 1 to April 30 for wildlife activity.
  • Menors Ferry Historic District: This area has a network of paths (level, compacted dirt/gravel/asphalt, 0.3 miles in length) that winds around the historic buildings. In places, the pathway is too narrow to meet ADA standards. There are no ramps to access Menors General Store or Maud Noble's cabin.


Jenny Lake Area Trails

  • South Jenny Lake: The South Jenny Lake visitor services area and trails on the west side of Jenny Lake are undergoing a major rehabilitation project through summer 2017. Please call ahead to verify accessibility information. Visitors will still be able to access the temporary visitor center, restrooms and boat dock during the construction project. Learn more about the renewal project at Jenny Lake.
  • String Lake: A 0.5-mile uneven trail (compacted dirt) with rustic log benches follows the eastern shore of String Lake from the String Lake Trailhead to the picnic area. Continuing north from the String Lake Picnic Area the path climbs a few steps followed by undulating terrain with obstacles such as partially buried rocks and tree roots. Two vault toilets at the Picnic Area are accessible.


Jackson Lake and Colter Bay Area Trails

  • Jackson Lake Dam: The paved overlook trail at the southwest end of the dam offers tremendous views of Jackson Lake and the Teton Range. The width and slope of this path do not meet ADA standards.
  • Colter Bay: A paved, mostly level path follows the eastern shore of Jackson Lake for 0.3 miles, beginning at the Colter Bay Marina. Access to this trail is easiest through the amphitheater north of the visitor center.


Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Trails

  • From the Preserve Center, the poly-pave surfaced path leads to an overlook of the creek and waterfall. 170 yards (155 m). Round trip distance from the parking lot to the waterfall is 0.5 mile (0.8 km)


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Concession Facilities

Many services and facilities within Grand Teton National Park are Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliant. In other cases, concessionaires will try to provide access when possible. Please refer to the park newspaper (Grand Teton Guide) or our Concessioner webpages:

Grand Teton Lodge Company

  • Colter Bay Village:The cabins have two accessible units. In addition, visitors with physical/mobility issues may access the store, laundromat, marina, restaurant and cabin office.
  • Jackson Lake Lodge:The lodge features 20 accessible guest rooms (4 with roll-in showers). Parking, registration, main lobby, decks and restrooms are fully accessible. A strobe and TDD kit are available. The Mural Room (restaurant) and Blue Heron Lounge are wheelchair accessible. The Pioneer Grill is not accessible but visitors may sit in the Mural Room and order from the Grill's menu.
  • Jenny Lake Lodge: This facility has two accessible guest rooms (without roll-in showers). Parking is behind the cabins and requires a longer walk. The lobby, registration area, restaurant and restrooms are fully accessible.
  • Headwaters Lodge at Flagg Ranch: Headwaters Lodge has one fully accessible room with a roll-in showers and four accessible rooms without roll-in showers.

Signal Mountain Lodge Company

  • Leek's Marina:The restaurant and bathroom are accessible.
  • Signal Mountain Lodge:The convenience store, gift shop, restaurant and registration building are wheelchair compliant. Two units are fully ADA compliant with roll-in showers.

Other Concessioners

  • Climber's Ranch: Has one handicap accessible cabin and shower. The paths around climber's ranch are not wheelchair friendly. They do have three labeled handicap parking spots. Climber's Ranch is service dog friendly.
  • Dornans Spur Ranch: One cabin is ADA accessible with roll in shower with grab bars, ramp and wheelchair friendly counters. Other shops and restaurants have ramps to access the facilities.
  • Jenny Lake Boating: The east-side boat dock and bridge, and shuttle boats are wheelchair accessible.
  • Triangle X Ranch: One cabin is fully ADA compliant with a roll-in shower. The main house has a ramp, and a wheelchair accessible public bathroom is located in a separate building.
  • Concessioner Activities: Although none of the concessioners offering activities are fully ADA compliant, concessioners will work with interested visitors to try to accommodate them.


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Elevation

Roads: Grand Teton National Park has two primary roads (U.S. Highway 89/191 and the Teton Park Road) and many secondary roads. These roads are almost all in the valley;none travels into the Teton Range. The primary roads range from 6,420 feet above sea level (1,957 meters) at the South Boundary to 7,370 feet above sea level (2,246 meters) at the North Boundary of Grand Teton National Park. The highest road in the park is a secondary road that travels to the top of Signal Mountain, reaching an elevation of 7,727 feet above sea level (2,355 meters).

Trails: Refer to the trail descriptions above. The highest maintained trail (Static Peak Divide) is at 10,790 feet above sea level (3,289 meters).

Backcountry: Much of Grand Teton's backcountry is in steep terrain, ranging from the valley floor (6,500+ feet, 1,981 meters) to the top of the Grand Teton (13,770 feet, 4,197 meters).

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Drawer 170
Moose, WY 83012

Phone:

(307) 739-3300
The central phone will allow you to connect to general park information, park website, directory of employee extensions, or the park business offices.

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