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

Yellowstone and Grand Teton celebrate Migratory Bird Day

Sandhill cranes are among the birds participants may see during an annual event to count migratory birds across North America.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will both be hosting events this month in observance of the 2014 International Migratory Bird Day. Attendees will also have a chance to help conduct bird counts which aid in monitoring and managing wildlife and natural resources in the parks. Continue Reading →

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Park Service approves Grand Teton plan to overhaul Jenny Lake area

A group paddles a canoe on Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park.

A proposed overhaul of a popular hiking and recreation spot in Grand Teton National Park has been given the green light by regional managers with the National Park Service. The Intermountain Region of the National Park Service (NPS) approved and signed a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Jenny Lake Renewal Plan. Continue Reading →

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Several road projects scheduled for summer in Grand Teton

During the 2014 travel season, several road repair and rehabilitation projects will be underway that will result in varying traffic delays within Grand Teton National Park and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Motorists should expect these projects to begin in early May and last through October or November in some cases. Continue Reading →

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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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