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Towering more than a mile above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet. Twelve Teton peaks reach above 12,000 feet and support a dozen mountain glaciers. The west side of the range slopes gently, showing the angle of tilt of the Earth's crust. The Teton Range is the youngest range in the Rockies and displays some of the North America's oldest rocks.

   

CONTACTS

Email - GRTE_Info@nps.gov

Fax- 307-739-3438

Write to
P.O. Drawer 170
Moose, WY 83012-0170

Phone
Visitor Information - (307) 739-3300
Visitor Information (TDD) - (307) 739-3400
Visitor Information(TDD) - (307) 739-3544

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
The park is open every day. The Moose Visitor Center is open year-round, except for December 25. Opening and closing dates for other facilities are variable.

Getting There
PLANE - Fly into Jackson Hole Airport via commercial and charter air service. Local taxi, shuttle, and rental car services are available from the airport. Reserve your rental car when reserving your flight. Rentals are often in short supply.

CAR - Visitors may travel east and north from Salt Lake City, UT, east from Boise, ID, or south from western Montana, to Idaho Falls, ID, and over Teton Pass or up the Snake River Canyon to Jackson, WY, then north 12 miles to the Moose Visitor Center. Visitors may travel west from Riverton, WY, or Casper, WY, over Togwotee Pass and into the park via the east entrance. Visitors may also travel south from Yellowstone National Park and through Grand Teton's north entrance. Travel generally involves I-70, I-80, I-25, I-15 and State 191, depending upon actual routes.

Weather & Climate
The first heavy snows fall by November 1 and continue through March with snow and frost possible during any month. Summer days in the 70s and 80s with cool nights in the 40s. Summer thunderstorms are common. Mild to cool temperatures through September and October. Raingear recommended during spring, summer, and fall. Sub-zero temperatures are common throughout winter and demand multi-layered clothing, hats, mittens and cold weather boots.

Accessibility
Visitor Centers at Moose, Jenny Lake, Colter Bay, and Flagg Ranch provide accessible restrooms, TDD, parking spaces, curb cuts, and entrances. Restrooms and exhibits at Colter Bay may require assistance.

TDD at Moose is (307)739-3400 and at Colter Bay is (307)739-3544.

Many accessible interpretive activities are listed in the park newspaper, The Teewinot.

Campgrounds at Gros Ventre, Jenny Lake (partially accessible restrooms), and Colter Bay (partially accessible restrooms) are located on relatively flat terrain. Lizard Creek and Signal Mountain campgrounds are hilly and access is more difficult. Inquire for most accessible sites. Eight campsites along Grassy Lake Road, west of Flagg Ranch, provide easy access by vehicle and accessible vault toilets. Camping and RV sites at Flagg Ranch provide accessible facilities.

All lodging facilities provide some units that are accessible. Please contact individually for assistance and reservations. Restaurants with accessible facilities are located at Flagg Ranch, Leeks Marina, Jackson Lake Lodge, and Jenny Lake Lodge.

Some hiking trails are accessible, with asphalt surfaces, appropriate grades and good views. Most trails make no special provisions for accessibility. Valley floor elevations vary from 6,400' to 7,200'.

Wayside exhibits and overlooks are numerous and all have curb cuts and designated parking.

Getting Around
The primary means of getting around the park is by private car. The Grand Teton Lodge Company offers tour bus and shuttle service. Bicycles and canoes are available for rent at several locations.


CAMPING

Colter Bay Campground
25 miles north of Moose, with 350 sites, also has showers, a laundry and a trailer dump station. Fills about noon. Colter Bay is a wooded campground with larger sites and easier access if you are traveling with a camper, trailer or RV. Close to Jackson Lake with plenty to do close by.

Flagg Ranch Campground
Close and open dates are weather dependent.
Concession operated, located just south of Yellowstone National Park's south boundary. 175 sites in the spruce-fir forest. Call for reservations for both trailer sites and tent sites.
For More Information on this campground please call (800) 443-2311

Gros Ventre Campground
11.5 miles south and east of Moose, with 360 sites and a trailer dump station. Generally fills in the evening, if at all. The campground lies along the Gros Ventre River with a mix of sites in sagebrush, beneath cottonwoods and adjacent to but a short distance from the river. If you are arriving in the afternoon of a busy day, just pull in. Seek a better site the next morning.

Jenny Lake Campground
8 miles north of Moose, 49 sites, tents only. This is the park's most popular campground and is generally full by 8 a.m. Sites are in among the evergreens and glacial boulders a short distance from Jenny Lake. Only one vehicle, less than 14 feet long, is permitted per site. Trailers are prohibited.

Lizard Creek Campground
At the north end of Grand Teton National Park, about 32 miles north of Moose, has 60 sites and fills by about 2:00 p.m. A less heavily developed campground with sites in the spruce and fir forest. One side of the campgound is adjacent to and slightly above Jackson Lake. Vehicle size limited to 30 feet.

Signal Mountain Campground
16 miles north of Jenny Lake, 86 sites and a trailer dump station. Fills by about 10 a.m. Signal Mountain offers a mix of spruce and fir trees, hillsides, and lake and mountain views. Adjacent to Signal Mountain Lodge and marina with a campstore and amenities close by. Sites are generally small and intimate. Vehicles size limited to 30 feet.

LODGING

American Alpine Club Climber's Ranch
June - September
Dormitory accommodations, cooking area, and showers for climbers.
For More Information on this lodging please call (307) 733-7271

Colter Bay Cabins
Located by the shores of Jackson Lake, Colter Bay offers a variety of units, from 208 snug log cabins to several tent-cabins. Call for reservations and descriptions. Nearby activities include horseback riding and marina.
For More Information on this lodging please call (800) 628-9988

Dornan's Spur Ranch Cabins
Open All Year
Log cabins located on the Snake River. Year-round availability, fully equipped kitchens, hand-crafted lodgepole furnishings.
For More Information on this lodging please call (307) 733-2522

Flagg Ranch Resort
Log style lodging units with two queen beds or one king bed. Detached lodge with dining, gifts, beverages and a store. Central to both Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Horseback riding, fishing, and floating available. Open mid-December to mid-March for winter.
For More Information on this lodging please call (800) 443-2311

Jackson Lake Lodge
A full-service resort hotel located in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. 348 guest cottage rooms, 37 guest rooms in main lodge. Rooms have two double beds. Conference facilities available. Activities include floating and horseback riding.
For More Information on this lodging please call (800) 628-9988

Jenny Lake Lodge
A uniquely rustic yet luxurious vacation setting. 37 adjoining cabins nestle in the seclusion of the surrounding forest. Located adjacent to Jenny and String Lakes. Modified American plan.
For More Information on this lodging please call (800) 628-9988

Signal Mountain Lodge
Lakefront apartments with kitchenettes. Log cabins, some with fireplaces. Motel units. Meeting and banquet facilities available. Located beside Jackson Lake with marina adjacent. Other activities include float trips, guided lake fishing, and canoe and boat rentals.
For More Information on this lodging please call (307) 543-2831

Triangle X Ranch
A dude ranch, with arrangements weekly on the American Plan. Enjoy horseback riding, hikes, float trips, western cookouts, meals, fishing, dancing and other western ranch activities.
For More Information on this lodging please call (307) 733-2183

FACILITIES

Ranger Stations
JENNY LAKE RANGER STATION
Phone - (307) 739-3343
Location - Located 8 miles north of Moose at South Jenny Lake.
Closures - Closed from late September through mid-May.
Exhibits - Information, maps, and climbing assistance.
Available Facilities - Backcountry permits, limited map sales, store, restroom, and Jenny Lake Visitor Center adjacent.

Visitor Centers
COLTER BAY VISITOR CENTER & INDIAN ARTS MUSEUM
Phone - (307) 739-3594
Location - Located 25 miles north of Moose, adjacent to Jackson Lake.
Closures - Closed October through mid-May.
Special Programs - From June through September craft demonstrations and museum tours are offered, as well as other interpretive programs.
Exhibits - The Indian Arts Museum displays some of the David T. Vernon Collection, an impressive variety of American Indian artifacts.
Available Facilities - A large book store, information desk, auditorium, telephones, restrooms, and a permits desk.

FLAGG RANCH INFORMATION STATION
Location - Located about 2.5 miles south of Yellowstone National Park's south boundary and 40 miles north of Moose.
Closures - Open during summer and winter only.
Exhibits - Features information about John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and the Greater Yellowstone area.
Available Facilities - Book sales, park information, and restrooms. Flagg Ranch Resort is nearby.

JENNY LAKE VISITOR CENTER
Location - Located 8 miles north of Moose at South Jenny Lake.
Closures - Closed October through May.
Exhibits - Features geology exhibits, information, and a relief model.
Available Facilities - Activity schedules, maps, book store, restrooms, store, and telephones adjacent. Jenny Lake Campground is nearby.

MOOSE VISITOR CENTER & PARK HEADQUARTERS
Phone - (307) 739-3399
Location - Located 12 miles north of Jackson.
Closures - December 25
Exhibits - The Moose Visitor Center features endangered species exhibits, a relief model, and an introductory video.
Available Facilities - Information, an extensive book store, maps, activity schedules, backcountry camping permits, boat permits, restrooms, telephones. A post office and store are located nearby.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Grand Teton National Park.
 Campgrounds Near Grand Teton National Park:
Triangle X Ranch, Moose, 3 miles away
Gros Ventre River Access, Teton Village, 4 miles away
Gros Ventre Campground, Teton County, 5 miles away
Wagon wheel Campground, Jackson, 6 miles away
Lone Eagle Expeditions, Jackson, 6 miles away
Jackson KOA Kampground 2, Jackson, 6 miles away
Lazy J Corral, Jackson, 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Grand Teton National Park:
Flat Creek Inn, Jackson , 5 miles away
Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson , 5 miles away
Amangani, Jackson , 5 miles away
Four Seasons Jackson Hole, Teton Village , 6 miles away
Lexington Hotel, Jackson , 6 miles away
Alpenhof Lodge, Teton Village , 6 miles away
The Alpine House Inn And Cotta, Jackson , 6 miles away
 Trails Near Grand Teton National Park:
Valley Trail, Teton County , 4 miles away
Beaver Creek Trail, Teton County , 5 miles away
Taggart Lake Trail, Teton County , 5 miles away
Bradley Lake Trail, Teton County , 5 miles away
Granite Canyon Trail, Teton County , 6 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Grand Teton National Park:
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 6 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 6 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 18 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 62 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
White Pine, Wyoming , 75 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 25 runs
Big Sky, Montana , 96 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 98 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
Beaver Mountain, Utah , 99 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 5 lifts, 30 runs
 Whitewater Near Grand Teton National Park:
Whitewater Outfitter - Lewis & Clark Expeditions, Teton County , 6 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Barker Ewing River Trips, Teton County , 6 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Acme Raft Rentals, Teton County , 7 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Mad River Boat Trips, Teton County , 8 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Snake River, Teton County , 11 miles away, Class I-III - 9 miles long (South Park Bridge to Astoria Bridge)
 Public Lands Near Grand Teton National Park:
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 69 miles away
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Grand Teton National Park:
Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club, Jackson , 3 miles away
In The Hole Golf, Jackson , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Grand Teton National Park
Surprise Lake, Teton County , 7 miles away
Lower Slide Lake, Teton County , 15 miles away
Jackson Lake, Teton County , 17 miles away

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