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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Spring snow plowing set to start in Grand Teton

Road plowing along Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park is set to begin April 1. (NPS photo - click to enlarge)

On Monday, March 23, 2015 Grand Teton National Park road crews will begin their annual spring plowing of the Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake parking area to Signal Mountain Lodge. As plowing operations get underway, recreation on this winter trail will cease for the season. Visitors may continue to use other winter trails, and/or areas adjacent to the Teton Park Road, for skate-skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing until conditions are no longer favorable. Snow removal will also begin on the Moose-Wilson Road, once work is concluded on the Teton Park Road Continue Reading →

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Free entry over Presidents’ Day weekend entry to Yellowstone, Grand Teton

The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to Yellowstone, Grand Teton and all other national parks this weekend. There will also be five additional free-entry periods in 2015 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy the remarkable landscapes and historical and cultural sites national parks have to offer. Continue Reading →

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‘Cloud dance’ over Tetons draws eyes skyward

A 'cloud dance' over the Grand Teton captured the attention of many this week in Grand Teton National Park.

Residents around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks often fall into a rut of taking for granted the rare and amazing natural resources in their own backyards. So it's no surprise when a grizzly bear, gray wolf or bull moose serves as a reminder of how special it is to live at the doorstep of an iconic national park. But clouds? Apparently, clouds were a major attraction Thursday in Grand Teton National Park, as an unusual cloud formation put on a dazzling show that sent visitors and veteran National Park Service employees scrambling for cameras and staring skyward. Continue Reading →

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New web feature lets you ‘climb’ Grand Teton with finger-clicking ease

A climber on the summit of the Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park surveys the Jackson Hole valley below.

If you've always wanted to climb the Grand Teton, but just haven't quite gotten around to it yet, don't worry. Now you can do it online. Add bagging an iconic peak in a picturesque national park to the long and growing list of chores folks can accomplish via the Internet, thanks to a new multimedia "eClimb" developed by Grand Teton National Park. Cyber-athletes can click their way to the Grand’s 13,770-foot summit via a web-based interactive feature and make the exhausting trek without breaking a sweat. Continue Reading →

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Gateway towns gearing up for 2016 Park Service Centennial

Bill Berg, president of the Greater Gardiner Community Council, speaks in front of the Roosevelt Arch during the Gardiner Gateway Project kickoff event Thursday. Joining him on stage were, from left, Daniel Bierschwale, President, Gardiner Chamber of Commerce; Clara Conner, Division Engineer, Western Federal Lands Highway Division; Marty Malone, Commissioner, Park County, Mont.; Brian Schweitzer, Governor of Montana; and Dan Wenk, Superintenden of Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate - click to enlarge)

With winter still firmly entrenched across Yellowstone country, some tourism industry leaders are already planning a few special events for the summer. That's the summer of 2016. The National Park Service celebrates its centennial in 2016, and is planning special events and observations across the country, including at Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Gateway towns are gearing up as well, looking to capitalize on what is likely to be an increased focus on national parks during the centennial year. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone, Grand Teton would see boost under proposed budget

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks could benefit from spending increases in a budget proposal released Monday by President Barack Obama that calls for an additional $432.9 million for the National Park Service in 2016, much of which would be spent to repair facilities and infrastructure in national parks for the 2016 centennial of the Park Service. While the budget proposal is almost certainly dead on arrival in the Republican-controlled Congress, the nation's parks could see some bipartisan support for a plan that would benefit more than 400 Park Service properties spread across the country. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton sees record visitation in 2014

Grand Teton National Park experienced record numbers in 2014 for both total visitation and recreational visits, according to final statistics tallied for the year. Over 4.29 million people entered the park during the year, with over 2.79 million of those making a recreational excursion. Visitation peaked during July with over 686,000 people touring Grand Teton. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton riverbank restoration project moves forward

Grand Teton National Park is moving forward with a riverbank restoration project to remove approximately 13 tons of old angle iron beams from the Buffalo Fork of the Snake River. Motorists traveling Highway 26/287 past Moran Junction may see heavy equipment along the riverbank as this restoration project continues. The Buffalo Fork project is the third in a series of recent riparian restoration projects that benefit park resources. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton set for seasonal road closures

Grand Teton National Park will close some of its roads to seasonal travel in preparation for winter.

Residents of Jackson, Wyo. and park visitors are reminded that two roads within Grand Teton National Park will close to vehicle traffic for the season on the evening of Friday, October 31, 2014. These seasonal closures include the length of the Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake parking area and Signal Mountain Lodge parking lot, as well as the Moose-Wilson Road between Granite Canyon and Death Canyon trailheads. In addition to the annual road closures, the Moose, Moran and Granite Canyon entrance stations will be temporarily closed for the month of November and early December. They are scheduled to reopen on December 15 for the winter season. Continue Reading →

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Photographers sue to stop Grand Teton elk hunt

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Two Teton County photographers filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C. Monday seeking to stop the annual elk hunt in Grand Teton National Park. Tim Mayo and Kent Nelson, operating as Wyoming Wildlife Advocates, target the “elk reduction program,” in which hunters killed 202 elk last year. The hunt also resulted in the shooting of a grizzly bear, a federally protected species, in 2012. The suit goes beyond hunting alone, challenging supplemental winter elk feeding on the nearby National Elk Refuge. The hunt violates a slew of federal laws, the suit claims, including the Grand Teton Act, the National Park Organic Act, the Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act. Continue Reading →

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