Adventure Journal: Rolling Into April On Teton Park Road

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! Plowing efforts began along Teton Park Road last week and the road will remain closed to vehicle traffic until May 1st. This means that visitors who wish to travel by foot, bike, or any other human-powered source 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.

Big views and dry roads greet Grand Teton's visitors during the month of April.
Big views and dry roads greet Grand Teton's visitors during the month of April.

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.

A cyclist enjoys the solitude of Teton Park Road in April.
A cyclist enjoys the solitude of Teton Park Road in April.

Visitors should remain alert for park vehicles and snow plowing operations that may continue due to late-season snow storms. Carry your bear spray as bears begin to emerge from their winter dens. Stay safe and have a great experience during this unique time of year in Grand Teton National Park.

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