Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Adventure Journal: April on the Teton Park Road

Monday, March 30th, 2015

As the first signs of spring begin to emerge in Grand Teton, we can only think of one thing to remedy the post-winter-pre-summer blues—a snow and car free park road during the month of April! Recent plowing efforts have cleared the Teton Park Road of snow and it will be closed to vehicle traffic until May 1st. This means that visitors who wish to travel by foot, bike, or rollerblade are free to explore the distance between the Bradley-Taggart trailhead and Signal Mountain without sharing the pavement with cars. A favorite time of year among locals, the month of April provides a unique recreational experience in Grand Teton before the busy summer season.

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April on the Teton Park Road. Photo by Forest Dramis/

The roadway is clear of snow and is accessible for springtime activities! There are a few important things to remember before your trip. Leashed dogs are permitted on the road; however, they are restricted to only roads and turnouts. Dogs are not permitted to travel beyond the road, into the park’s backcountry, or on the multi-use pathways. Please be sure to pick up after your pets. Visitors should remain alert for park vehicles and snow plowing operations that continue due to late-season snow storms.

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April on the Teton Park Road. Photo by Forest Dramis/

We hope you’ll make your way to the park this April and enjoy springtime in Grand Teton!