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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Interpretive programs celebrate autumn in Grand Teton

To celebrate the special nature of autumn in the Tetons, a variety of ranger-led programs will be offered in Grand Teton National Park during the month of September, beginning on Tuesday, September 2, and continuing through Sunday, September 21. These programs provide opportunities to learn about park history, geology and wildlife while enjoying fall colors and other park features Continue Reading →

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Pre-ban drone videos offer aerial views of Yellowstone, Grand Teton

Though it is against Yellowstone National Park regulations to shoot videos using a drone, their use was not specifically prohibited until this summer. A handful of videos posted to YouTube offer a glimpse of why camera drones are so popular with professional photographers and casual visitors. Continue Reading →

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Free admission Monday to Yellowstone and Grand Teton

The National Park Service celebrates its 95th birthday on Monday, August 25. To celebrate, admission to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, as well as all other national parks, is free that day. The Park Service is waiving entrance fees on 9 days in 2014 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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Grand Teton astronomy day offers sky-gazing fun

The Big Dipper is visible over the Tetons in Grand Teton National Park.

Grand Teton National Park will join the Jackson Hole Astronomy Club to host the annual Grand Teton Astronomy Day on Saturday, August 23. Family-oriented activities are planned, offering fun and educational opportunities for learning about constellations, star clusters, sunspots, galaxies, nebulae and more. Throughout the day, astronomy themed videos will play in the Colter Bay Visitor Center auditorium, including a showing of the award winning documentary, "The City Dark: A search for night on a planet that never sleeps." Outdoor events begin at 2 p.m. at the Colter Bay Visitor Center and end with a late-night star-gazing session on Jackson Lake. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton closure lifted after peregrine falcon chicks take flight

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

A public closure in Grand Teton National Park at Baxter’s Pinnacle and Descent Gully near the mouth of Cascade Canyon was lifted on Saturday, Aug. 16. The area closure went into effect May 6 to protect an active peregrine falcon nest. The adult falcons successfully reared four chicks which have now developed wing feathers and are able to fly. While peregrines can lay up to five eggs, this marks the most young ever fledged at a single nest in Grand Teton National Park. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton to issue contracts for youth backpacking

The National Park Service will issue a prospectus soliciting proposals for the award of two concession contracts within Grand Teton National Park to provide guided overnight backpacking services for youths under the age of 21, including associated transportation, food service, and guided day hikes. The prospectus explains the business opportunity and the terms and conditions under which the Park Service will award the two concession contracts. Continue Reading →

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Hiking Jackson Hole’s other iconic peak

The vantage point of Sheep Mountain in Jackson Hole provides great views of the Tetons.

The Grand Teton often dominates photos of Jackson’s skyline. But Sheep Mountain, more commonly known as the Sleeping Indian because of the naturally-carved headdress, distinct nose and belly the mountain forms, is Jackson’s second most recognizable peak. There you can fully take in the grandeur of the Tetons across the valley. You’ll likely have the views all to yourself because Grand Teton National Park draws most visitors in the area. Those who hike the Sleeping Indian are usually locals that know the area well. Continue Reading →

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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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