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Grand Teton National Park sets 2012 summer opening dates for roads, facilities

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

The summer season officially gets under way Tuesday in Grand Teton National Park when the Teton Park Road opens to auto traffic. Most facilities and campgrounds in the park will be open by the end of May. Park officials reminded motorists in a statement released this week that wildlife are migrating throughout the park. Animals are crossing park roads, especially from dusk to dawn. Spring road repairs may be underway on park roads as well. Continue Reading →

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Free entry to Yellowstone and Grand Teton during National Parks Week April 21-29

The Roosevelt Arch greets visitors at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. (Flickr photo by Pete Zarria - click to enlarge)

National parks across the country will open to visitors without entry fees during National Park Week April 21-29, and Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will be open for the start of the summer season, but with limited visitor services and amenities. Road crews are working to plow snow from roads in both parks, and if weather conditions allow, roads along the west side of Yellowstone National Park will open to automobile traffic on April 20. Visitors will be able to travel by car through the park's north and west ntrances to Norris, Madison, Canyon and Old Faithful beginning at 8:00 a.m. Continue Reading →

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