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Grand Teton National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Grand Teton National Park - News section for more.

  • Fire Danger Increased to High

    July 9, 2024 | 4:30 pm

    Teton Interagency Fire managers have elevated the fire danger rating to high for Grand Teton National Park, the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge beginning Tuesday, July 9.

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  • Grand Teton Seeking Public Input of Future Visitor Experience

    July 3, 2024 | 1:06 pm

    Grand Teton National Park is seeking public input through August 12, 2024, on draft desired conditions for the park and specific management areas. Desired conditions are statements that describe resource conditions, visitor experiences and opportunities, and facilities and services that the National Park Service strives to achieve and maintain in a particular park or area. Desired conditions help park managers answer the question “what are we trying to achieve?”

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  • Fire Danger Increased to Moderate

    June 25, 2024 | 3:00 pm

    Teton Interagency fire managers announced the fire danger has been elevated to “moderate” for Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and the National Elk Refuge. The potential for fire activity has increased due to summer curing of vegetation combined with warmer and windy conditions. 

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  • Grand Teton National Park releases the Grand Glimpse: 2024 State of the Park

    May 31, 2024 | 2:44 pm

    Grand Teton National Park is proud to release the Grand Glimpse: 2024 State of the Park. The report shares updates in each of the park’s strategic emphasis areas and highlights the amazing accomplishments of park staff, volunteers, and partners who work to support these efforts.

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  • Grand Teton Kicks Off Latest Phase of Multi-Year Sagebrush Habitat Restoration Efforts

    May 30, 2024 | 3:12 pm

    Grand Teton National Park vegetation management specialists are once again engaged in habitat restoration projects in the park as part of a multi-phase restoration effort to replace approximately 4,500 acres of non-native grass fields with native sagebrush habitat. A healthy sagebrush ecosystem in Grand Teton is vital for the diversity and abundance of native plants and wildlife species like elk, bison, moose, pronghorn, and sage grouse that rely on them. 

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  • Visitor Injured in Incident with Bear

    May 20, 2024 | 5:24 pm

    On the afternoon of Sunday, May 19, Teton Interagency Dispatch received a report of a 35-year-old male visitor from Massachusetts who was seriously injured by a bear in the area of the Signal Mountain Summit Road. Grand Teton National Park rangers and Teton County Search and Rescue personnel responded to the scene to provide emergency medical care and air lifted the patient via helicopter to an awaiting ambulance where he was transported to St. John’s Hospital. The patient is in stable condition and is expected to fully recover.

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  • The 2024 bear season is here

    April 25, 2024 | 8:38 am

    Bears across Jackson Hole are emerging from their winter dens. The first routine grizzly bear sightings of 2024 in Jackson Hole began March 21 on the Bridger-Teton National Forest followed by Grand Teton National Park’s first bear sighting on March 26. The frequency of bear sightings has since increased as the winter snowpack disappears. As bears become active this spring, Bear Wise Jackson Hole partners remind residents and visitors to secure attractants of any kind and be bear aware.

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  • Spring Recreation at Grand Teton

    March 29, 2024 | 2:33 pm

    While snow continues to periodically fall on the Tetons, Grand Teton National Park has opened the Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain Lodge to activities such as walking, biking and skating. Visitors are now invited to recreate on approximately 14 miles of the road heading north from the Taggart Lake parking lot to Signal Mountain Lodge. For safety reasons, visitors are reminded to avoid going beyond any barricades marking closures as plowing activities on adjacent roads continue.

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  • 325.5 million visits to national parks in 2023, 3.4 million visits at Grand Teton

    February 27, 2024 | 9:05 am

    The National Park Service recently announced that 400 national park units reported a total of 325.5 million recreation visits in 2023, an increase of 13 million or 4% over 2022. Grand Teton National Park hosted 3,417,106 recreation visits in 2023, a 22% increase from 2022. In recent years, Grand Teton has experienced changing visitation trends. Recreation visits in 2023 are most similar to the number of visits in 2019. While 2019 and 2023 had similar overall numbers in visitation, how that visitation occurred throughout the year was different. In 2019, Grand Teton had higher levels of visitation in the summer, with peak months being June, July, and August; while in 2023 the peak months shifted later in the year to July, August, and September.

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  • GTNP and TCSAR partner for avalanche rescue on Prospectors Mountain

    February 5, 2024 | 4:50 pm

    On Sunday afternoon, February 4, Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) rangers requested helicopter assistance from Teton County Search & Rescue (TCSAR) to respond to an injured skier on Prospectors Mountain inside the park. The skier, a 29-year-old local woman, along with four men were near the top of the Banana Couloir at 10,800 feet when they triggered and were caught by an avalanche. Three in the group were able to self-arrest, while one of the men was carried 500 feet and the woman was carried by the snow slide approximately 1,500 vertical feet. Neither skier was fully buried, however, the woman sustained serious injuries.

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