Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park is near the town of Jackson, Wyo., south of Yellowstone National Park. It features majestic views of the Teton mountain range and includes Jackson Lake and Jenny Lake. Its rugged mountains attract climbers, skiers and snowboarders year-round.

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Woman dies in Grand Teton rafting accident

A rafting accident on the Snake River resulted in the death of one member of a private boating party Sunday evening, July 13, in Grand Teton National Park. Donna Viehman, 63, of Jackson, Wyoming was riding in a rubber raft just north of the Moose Landing with five other people, including her husband, when the raft hit a mid-stream obstruction. The raft overturned and spilled all six persons into the river at approximately 6:20 p.m. Continue Reading →

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Tourists injured in Grand Teton tour bus crash

A bus crash Thursday in Grand Teton National Park injured all 27 people in the vehicle.

Twenty-four people were treated for injuries follwing a commercial tour bus Thursday afternoon in Grand Teton National Park. A bus carrying 26 passengers and a driver crashed approximately four miles north of Colter Bay Village. Ambulances and a passenger van were used to transport 24 people for medical care at St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming. Two seriously injured passengers were flown by helicopter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone manages people instead of grizzlies during bear jams

In Grand Teton National Park just south of Yellowstone, a volunteer wildlife brigade is trained each year to help manage people at bear jams. Both parks' programs run up consideral expense, but a study says roadside bears in Yellowstone bring more than $10 million annually to the regional economy.

Yellowstone visitors would pay an additional $41 to ensure seeing roadside grizzlies, a study shows, and the attraction creates 155 jobs and more than $10 million a year for the regional economy. The $41 visitors would pay is on top of the $25-per-vehicle entrance fee. If Yellowstone no longer allowed grizzly bears to use roadside habitat — and instead chased, moved or killed them — the regional economy would lose more than $10 million a year and 155 jobs according to the paper “The economics of roadside bear viewing.” Continue Reading →

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Schwabacher Landing Road reopens in Grand Teton

The Schwabacher Landing Road and parking area in Grand Teton National Park will open to public access on Thursday, June 19. A paving project on the upper portion of Schwabacher Road just west of Highway 26/89/191 (Hwy 89) has been completed, allowing for this popular park location to open for the summer season. An overlay road project will be underway on 10.5 miles of Hwy 89 between Craighead Hill, about two miles north of Moose Junction, and Cunningham Cabin that lies north of Triangle X Ranch. Continue Reading →

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Signal Mountain Road in Grand Teton subject to closures

The Signal Mountain Summit Road in Grand Teton National Park will be temporarily closed to public access while Teton Interagency Fire Management staff conduct fuels reduction work along the upper 1.5 miles of road. Between June 17 and July 17, park visitors should expect road closures on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crews may also close the road for short periods of time during the remainder of the week to facilitate the movement of equipment and provide for public safety on the narrow, winding road. Continue Reading →

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New Grand Teton head to focus on outreach to youth, minorities

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela plans to focus on youth and diversity during his tenure.

For the past two months, newly arrived Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela has been meeting with staff, elected officials and community members to learn about a host of challenges he'll likely be dealing with in the coming months. That includes a range of natural resource issues like grizzly bear management, elk hunting in the park and river paddling. But as pressing as those matters are, Vela is looking to expand his priorities as superintendent to focus just as much on human resources. Continue Reading →

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Cattle drive in Grand Teton may cause weekend traffic delay

Motorists may experience a minor travel delay along Highway 26/89/191 (Hwy 89) from Moran Junction to the Elk Ranch flats (one mile south of the junction) on Saturday morning, June 7, between the hours of 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. The temporary delay will allow for the safe movement of cattle from the Pinto Ranch of Buffalo Valley to the Elk Ranch pastures, that lie south of Moran Junction and the Buffalo Fork River. Continue Reading →

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Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton open for autos

The Moose-Wilson Road connecting Grand Teton National Park and Wilson, Wyo., will soon close for the season. (File photo by Acroterion/Wikimedia Commons - click to enlarge)

The annual spring opening of the Moose-Wilson Road for vehicle access has arrived, and the scenic rural road within Grand Teton National Park is now open for the 2014 travel season. A brief travel closure on the unpaved section of the road will be in place for about 48 hours, beginning 4 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20 to accommodate a dust abatement application. The road will reopen by 8 a.m. Thursday, May 22 Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton climbing spot closed for nesting peregrine falcons

A pair of Grand Teton peregrine falcons nesting in a popular climbing spot has prompted a temporary closure of the area.

A popular climbing spot in Grand Teton National Park is closed to give a pair of nesting peregrine falcons a little extra space and privacy. Baxter’s Pinnacle and its southwest descent gully are currently closed to public entry due to an active peregrine falcon nest. A pair of falcons first established a new nest near Baxter’s Pinnacle in 2011, making this the fourth year that a temporary closure has been levied to protect both climbers and nesting peregrines at this site Continue Reading →

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Temporary closures scheduled for South Jenny Lake in Grand Teton

Starting Monday, May 12, a temporary area closure will be in effect for several south Jenny Lake locations within Grand Teton National Park. Park officials said the temporary public closures are necessary to ensure public safety during construction activities involving helicopter-assisted transport of heavy material to trail locations on the west side of Jenny Lake. Continue Reading →

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