Snowshoe with a Ranger

Grand Teton National Park



Location: LAT/LONG: 44.000000, -111.000000

Park at the Moose Post Office parking area. A ranger will be on-site 15 minutes before the program starts to direct you to parking.

Repeating Event


Every week on Wednesday and Friday


January 03, 2024 to March 15, 2024


1:30 PM


2 hours

Type of Event


2 hours


Are you curious about winter or snow science? Would you like to experience the park in winter? A snowshoe hike with a interpretive ranger is the perfect introduction to winter in Grand Teton National Park and snowshoeing.

The ranger led hike of the Moose area is a great way for beginners to get an introduction to winter recreation, and a way for the more experienced to delve deeper into the worlds of snow science and winter ecology. Topics covered during the hikes vary, but can include park history, winter wildlife adaptations, animal tracks, and snowpack.

Things to Know

Snowshoe hikes range from 1-2 miles of walking with little to no elevation gain. Hikers should wear good warm waterproof boots, and be prepared to be out in all weather (pack layers, sunscreen, water, snacks, etc.)  Children must be 8 years old or older to go on the snowshoe hike.

Historic snowshoes and poles are provided to hike participants. If you prefer to not wear historic snowshoes some modern snowshoes are available or you can bring your own.

Snowshoe on History

The snowshoe hike experience is enhanced by the use of historic wooden snowshoes, the oldest of which dates to 1943. While the precise history of the snowshoes is unknown, some of them likely came from the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division. During and after World War II, soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division trained for combat in mountain areas and winter conditions using skis and snowshoes. Veterans of the division were in large part responsible for the growth of the snow sports industry after the war and many of them had ties to the Teton Range. Historic snowshoes are provided to hike participants.

Reservation or Registration: Yes

Reservations are required, call 307-739-3399 for more details and to make reservations (10 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday). Reservations are accepted beginning on December 1.

Contact Information

Grand Teton National Park