Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Visitor Experience Initiative

The Foundation aims to enhance experiences for the park’s millions of annual visitors by funding programs that increase safety, improve access, and create opportunities so people enjoy their time spent in Grand Teton National Park. As millions of people continue to explore this incredible place every year, federal budgets have not kept pace and the park often struggles to keep up. It is now more important than ever to provide additional support to renew heavily used areas and increase safety for Grand Teton’s visitors.

Winter GroomingBack To Top

Grand Teton transforms during winter into a tranquil, sparkling wonderland. For the fifth consecutive winter, the Foundation will fund bi-weekly grooming of the 14-mile stretch between Bradley-Taggart trailhead and Signal Mountain on the Teton Park Road. Regular grooming allows visitors to easily explore on Nordic skis, snowshoes, or foot to experience this special season in Grand Teton National Park.

Teton TrailsBack To Top

Glade Creek and Webb Canyon Trails

The northern Tetons are wild, with only a few trails providing access to the vast country on the west side of Jackson Lake. In 2016, the largest wildfire in park history wiped out much of the trail infrastructure that existed in the area—particularly on the Glade Creek and Webb Canyon trails. Anything made of wood—bridges, drain structures, small retaining walls, and more were completely destroyed. Trees that burned left large holes in the ground where roots smoldered, creating dangerous voids. Thousands of trees fell across paths and now tall snags threaten to do the same, making some areas impassable. In 2018, the Foundation will support work to repair the damage to these important trails, some of the few that provide access to the wildest and most remote parts of Grand Teton National Park.