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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Volunteers spend 20 years preserving historic Grand Teton buildings

Volunteers have been instrumental in preserving the T.A. Moulton barn and other historic buildings in Grand Teton National Park.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, it was common for rural farmers and ranchers to volunteer their time at a community barn raising. The practice allowed for neighbors to spend a day or two building a vital structure that would help ensure someone's livelihood for years to come. For the past two decades, a group of volunteers in Grand Teton National Park have engaged in what amounts to a series of modern-day barn raisings—aimed not at building new structures, but preserving historic ones for future generations. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton dorm fire leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

One person died and four others were injured Friday during an early morning fire at the Grand Teton Lodge Company’s Colter Bay employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park. The fire was limited to a single dorm room, and adjacent rooms sustained smoke damage. Approximately 70 people were evacuated from the two-story dormitory building and all were assessed for injuries and/or smoke inhalation by park emergency medical service providers. Continue Reading →

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Rangers assist injured Grand Teton climber

A search and rescue helicopter lands at the Jenny Lake rescue cache near Lupine Meadows in Grand Teton National Park in this 2012 file photo, after completing a short-haul extraction of an imperiled climber from the Teewinot Mountain area.

Rangers in Grand Teton National Park assisted a climber who was injured Tuesday when a large boulder dislodged and rolled over his arm. Tucker Zibilich, 26, of Jackson, Wyoming and was injured while hiking with a partner. The two were on their descent after making a day trek to the Upper Saddle of the Grand Teton, elevation 13,285 feet. Continue Reading →

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Artists head to Grand Teton for open-air painting festival

Over 40 professional artists will spend two weeks in Grand Teton National Park as they participate in the fourth annual Plein Air for the Park fine art exhibition and sale.

Over 40 professional artists from across the United States will spend two weeks from July 6-19 capturing on canvas the exceptional beauty of Grand Teton National Park during the annual 'Plein Air for the Park' fine art exhibition and sale. This marks the fourth ‘Plein Air for the Park’ gathering and each year, the event is co-hosted by Grand Teton Association and the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters. All painting demonstrations and events are free and open to the public. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton celebrates John Colter Day June 29

Illustration "Old Bill Williams" by Alfred Jacob Miller.

The annual John Colter Day celebration will be held Monday, June 29, at Colter Bay Visitor Center in Grand Teton National Park. Colter explored the vast Yellowstone country during the winter of 1807-08, and was likely the first European-American to travel the region. This marks the eighth year that Grand Teton has offered special presentations to highlight the life of John Colter and the mountain men of the 1800s. Continue Reading →

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Injured climber in Grand Teton rescued by helicopter

Grand Teton National Park rangers rescued an injured climber Tuesday after he slipped and slid 150 feet on a rock slab. Charlie Emerson, 31, of Marietta, Ga. was climbing alone when he slipped and slid approximately 150-200 feet before coming to rest in a snowfield at the base of the rock feature, just above the Meadows area of Garnet Canyon in the heart of the Teton Range. Continue Reading →

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Idaho schoolkids treated to Grand Teton visit

Sixty-five fourth graders from Donald Stalker Elementary School of Blackfoot, Idaho got a firsthand and fun-filled introduction to Grand Teton National Park on May 20-22 thanks to the generous support of Grand Teton Lodge Company, an authorized park concessioner. The school children and their parents spent two days and two nights learning about nature and wildlife, while being treated to a full lodging experience at Jackson Lake Lodge, one of the park’s principal concession facilities. Continue Reading →

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Storm topples 150 trees onto Grand Teton roads

Strong winds in Grand Teton National Park toppled more than 150 trees Monday evening, leaving crews scrambling to clear roads and restore electrical power.

A strong early season storm left crews in Grand Teton National Park scrambling Monday to clear roads of more than 150 trees toppled by powerful winds. The blustery weather ripped through the park around 6 p.m. Monday, temporarily stranding visitors on parts of the Teton Park Road, Moose-Wilson Road and Signal Mountain Summit Road, as well as blocking traffic in many other areas. Park rangers, road crews, and fire engines responded to clear park roads of over 150 downed trees, with no visitor injuries reported and most auto traffic returning to normal by 11 p.m. Continue Reading →

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Jackson beer will benefit Jenny Lake improvements in Grand Teton

The most popular beer from Wyoming's oldest brewery is getting a makeover. Actually, the beer itself will stay the same—it's the brand that's getting a refresh. And the change is likely to be a huge boost for one of the most popular destinations in Grand Teton National Park. Snake River Brewing produces both a Snake River Lager and a Snake River Ale. After 20 years, the brewery figured it was time to rebrand the acclaimed lager as a way to avoid confusion between the two beers. This week, it will be relaunched as Jenny Lake Lager. Continue Reading →

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