We are happy to report that grooming is underway in Grand Teton National Park for the ninth consecutive winter! The Foundation will be partnering with the to provide regular grooming of Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake and Signal Mountain trailheads. Grooming is scheduled Tuesdays (from Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny Lake), Fridays (from Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain), and Sundays (from Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny Lake), weather depending. Follow us on social media for updates. When deep snow limits many park users’ abilities to explore Grand Teton, the groomed road creates easy access for cross country skiers, snowshoers, and walkers.
As with last winter, additional parking will also be available north of Taggart Lake Trailhead at the Cottonwood Creek Picnic Area and along the west side of the road across from the picnic area. Recreationists who plan to stay in the backcountry overnight are encouraged to use the Taggart Lake Trailhead parking, while day-users are encouraged to park along the west side of the road and at the Cottonwood Creek Picnic Area. Please follow signage and be respectful of other users.
Returning this winter are the popular ranger-led snowshoe hikes in Grand Teton. After a brief hiatus, the program is underway for this winter. The hikes with the park's experienced and knowledgeable rangers are by reservation only and can be made by phone as of December 1. For more information, give the park a call at 307-739-3399.
Another option for guided tours is Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures, who offer a variety of winter natural history programs in Grand Teton National Park. Their local, professional guides provide cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and wildlife viewing programs that aim to connect visitors to the national parks and natural world in Western Wyoming. They are also generous partners to Grand Teton National Park Foundation via their Dollars for Conservation Program where they donate 2% of sales to groups that help protect the important resources that people enjoy on their tours. Check out their website for more information.
The Foundation is pleased to continue grooming the Teton Park Road to allow accessible and enjoyable winter recreation in Grand Teton, but we need your support. Donate to this community effort by visiting https://www.gtnpf.org/donate/ and typing "grooming" into the comment field. Thank you!