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.

Recent Posts

Grand Teton sets opening dates for 2014 summer season

The National Park Service has announced opening dates for seasonally operated facilities and roads in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. The Teton Park Road will open May 1, with visitor centers and other facilities opening throughout the month of May. By mid-June, virtually all facilities in the park will be open. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton motorists cautioned as spring wildlife migration begins

Officials in Grand Teton National Park are urging motorists to drive with extra care to avoid wildlife collisions during the annual spring migration, which has begun. With the arrival of spring weather and recent snow-melt across the sagebrush flats north of Jackson, Wyo., animals are now migrating from their winter ranges toward their summering sites within the park. Continue Reading →

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Teton Park Road open for spring access as plow crews continue work

Crews are clearing snow from roads and highways in Grand Teton National Park.

Grand Teton National Park road crews cut through the deep snowpack on the Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake parking area and Signal Mountain Lodge—a distance of 15 miles— and completed this portion of the annual spring plowing on Friday, April 4. The Teton Park Road has now melted down to pavement and is currently open to non-motorized recreation such as walking, roller-blading, and biking. Continue Reading →

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Bears in Grand Teton are active as spring weather arrives

Officials in Grand Teton National Park report that grizzly bears are active and out of hibernation with the arrival of spring weather.

Bears are out of hibernation and active again in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Park staff received reports of a group of bears seen recently near the Blacktail Butte which lies just east of the park’s Moose headquarters campus. Long-term data indicates that 50 percent of adult male bears are out of their winter dens by mid-March each year. Continue Reading →

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Jenny Lake renewal plan comments due March 15

A group paddles a canoe on Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate file photo - click to enlarge)

The public is reminded that the Jenny Lake Renewal Plan Environmental Assessment is available for public review, and comments are due by March 15, 2014. The purpose of the Jenny Lake Renewal initiative is to create a master plan that will provide for an improved visitor experience that is both safe and environmentally sensitive, as well as enriched through educational and informational opportunities. Continue Reading →

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Backcountry skier gets avalanche assist from Grand Teton rangers

A skier was caught in an avalanche and seriously injured about 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9 in Grand Teton National Park’s backcountry. Greg Epstein, 43, from Wilson, Wyoming was preparing to descend one of the Air Force chutes within Granite Canyon with two companions at the time of the avalanche. Epstein was reportedly carried over 1000 feet by the slide. Continue Reading →

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Washington human resources official picked to head Grand Teton

A top human resources official at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the National Park Service has been named as the new superintendent of Grand Teton National Park. David Vela serves as associate director for Workforce, Relevancy and Inclusion, overseeing Park Service programs in learning and development, equal opportunity and other areas. Continue Reading →

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Teton County to help groom Teton Park Road for skiers inside Grand Teton

In a new agreement finalized this week, Teton County work crews will work to groom snow for skiers along a section of Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park. A memorandum of understanding signed by Grand Teton National Park and Teton County allows the county to groom 15-miles of the snow-covered road between Taggart Lake trailhead and Signal Mountain Lodge. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton rangers seek info on coyote and fox carcasses

Grand Teton National Park rangers are seeking information from the public about a dead coyote and a dead red fox found alongside a road in the park. Rangers are investigating the circumstances of how the animals died and how their carcasses ended up alongside the road near Gros Ventre Junction, just east of Highway 26/89/191, inside Grand Teton. Continue Reading →

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