Thanks to some great early season snow storms, winter is in full-swing in Grand Teton National Park! It is time to get out your skis, snowshoes, and other cold-weather gear and make your way to the park.
This is the tenth year Grand Teton National Park Foundation has supported regular grooming of the Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain Lodge. We will groom three times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays through mid-March (as conditions allow). Four lanes will be groomed from Taggart to South Jenny Lake and two lanes from South Jenny Lake to Signal Mountain Lodge. Parking is available at Taggart Lake Trailhead, Cottonwood Creek Picnic Area, and at the gate at the north end of the Teton Park Road near Signal Mountain Lodge.
Grooming the Teton Park Road costs roughly $45,000 for the season. If you enjoy this resource, click here to donate today and help us meet our goal. Thank you!
The use of wheeled vehicles including bicycles, snow/fat/electric bikes, are not permitted on roads designated for winter recreation activities. Bikes are only allowed on roadways open to motor vehicles.
Dogs are welcome to recreate alongside their owners on the Teton Park Road. For the safety of wildlife, visitors, and their pets, dogs must always be leashed, are not allowed in the backcountry, and must be picked up after. Dog sledding and skijoring are prohibited within Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.
Additional Winter Recreation Activities
- Backcountry camping permits are available 24 hours in advance. Call the park’s permit office at 307-739-3309 Mon.—Fri. On weekends, please call Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at 307-739-3301.
- Ranger-led snowshoe hikes are offered daily Dec. 27—30, 2022, and on Wednesdays and Saturdays Jan. 4—Mar. 11, 2023. Reservations are required by calling 307-739-3399 Mon.—Fri. Hikes are scheduled for 1:30—3:30 p.m.
- Winter activities at Colter Bay include primitive camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing on Jackson Lake. Primitive winter camping is allowed in the Colter Bay Visitor Center parking lot from Dec. 1—Apr. 15, with a $5 per night fee (starting Dec. 15) which can be paid at the Moran Entrance Station.
Limited services and seasonal closures make a winter visit very different from a summer experience. Be sure to plan ahead, recreate responsibly and help ensure this iconic landscape may be enjoyed by future generations. Visit the Winter in Grand Teton webpage for helpful winter planning tools and follow Grand Teton on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information.