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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.

  • 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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  • Winter recreation begins on park roads in Grand Teton Friday

    January 10, 2024 | 10:38 am

    Opportunities for over-snow winter recreation will be available beginning Friday, January 12, on Teton Park, Signal Mountain Summit and Moose-Wilson roads in Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and walking during this special time of year.

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  • Help protect wintering wildlife in Grand Teton

    December 4, 2023 | 9:57 am

    Winter has arrived in Grand Teton National Park – an excellent time for recreation in the snow but also a challenging time for wildlife in and around the Tetons. Wildlife biologists are asking visitors to avoid disturbing animals by following all winter closures and voluntarily avoiding bighorn sheep winter zones. In all other areas of the park, visitors should give wildlife plenty of space by maintaining 100 yards from bears and wolves, and 25 yards from other animals. Visitors can safely enjoy watching wildlife by being respectful of their need for space, staying clear of their sensitive habitats, allowing them to maintain their vital energy reserves.

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  • Grand Teton National Park announces change to backcountry camping permits

    November 28, 2023 | 12:05 pm

    Effective January 10, 2024, Grand Teton National Park will change the backcountry camping permit fee to $20, plus a $7 per person, per night fee to camp overnight in the backcountry. Grand Teton began charging for backcountry permits in 2014 and last modified the fees in 2018.

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  • Elk reduction program begins November 18

    November 14, 2023 | 12:55 pm

    An elk reduction program begins Saturday, November 18 continuing through Sunday, December 10 in Grand Teton National Park. The park’s enabling legislation of 1950 authorizes Grand Teton National Park to jointly administer an elk reduction program, with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, when necessary for the proper management and conservation of the Jackson Elk Herd.

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  • Park seeks public input on Colter Bay Legacy planning

    November 13, 2023 | 11:44 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) is at the beginning of a master planning effort to reestablish Colter Bay as a key destination and central location for all visitors to stay, play and learn in Grand Teton National Park. The NPS is seeking public input from November 13 to January 11, 2024, on a range of high-level planning concepts focused on improving visitor use and experience in the Colter Bay area, located in the northern part of the park. Increasing visitation, changing visitor and employee needs and aging infrastructure highlight an opportunity to plan for the next generation of Colter Bay. The park will use this feedback to develop alternatives for the Colter Bay Legacy planning effort. Grand Teton wants to hear from you about the problems and opportunities to consider through this planning process.

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  • New Film Tracks Animal Migrations in and out of Grand Teton National Park

    November 8, 2023 | 11:35 am

    A new wildlife documentary chronicling the large mammal migrations of Grand Teton National Park was released online this week, showing how the park is biologically connected to distant habitats in Idaho and Wyoming.

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  • Concessioners selected for guided mountain climbing, climbing instruction and ski mountaineering

    November 7, 2023 | 9:05 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) has selected two companies to provide guided mountain climbing, climbing instruction and ski mountaineering within Grand Teton National Park. The two companies are Exum Guide Service and School of Mountaineering, Inc., doing business as Exum Mountain Guides and The Mountain Guides, Inc., doing business as Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. The two new contracts will be effective for a term of 10 years beginning January 1, 2024.

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