- Grooming is finished for the 2023 winter season. Thanks to all who supported the program this year!
GROOMING IN GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Are you ready to explore winter in Grand Teton National Park? We are pleased to share that for the tenth year in a row we will be grooming the Teton Park Road three times per week this season, weather permitting. The fourteen-mile track follows the base of the mountains, providing cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and walkers with access to one of the most spectacular winter destinations in the West.
Grooming is underway and will continue through mid-March. We need your support in order to provide this wonderful resource for locals and visitors to enjoy this special time of year in the park.
MAP POINT DETAILS
Taggart Lake Trailhead
The southern end of the groomed track on Teton Park Road is the Taggart Lake Trailhead, which is just north of the Moose Entrance Station. This is the launching point for visitors on cross country skis, snowshoes, or alpine skis to begin their winter adventures.
Lucas Fabian Cabins
Roughly 5 miles round trip and less than 100 feet of elevation gain brings one to the Lucas Fabian Homestead, one of Grand Teton’s most cherished, and seldom seen, historic districts. The cabins were built by homesteader Geraldine Lucas who became the second woman to climb the Grand Teton.
To reach the cabins, head north along the Teton Park Road from the Bradley-Taggart Trailhead. Continue for roughly 2 miles until you reach the Teton Glacier Turnout. Just north of this turnout, approximately 1/8 mile, is a small unmarked gate on the west side of the groomed road. Proceed around this gate and towards Cottonwood Creek where you will find a foot bridge leading you to the Lucas-Fabian Homestead.
The view from the cabins is incredible and provides an excellent lunch destination!
It is about 9 miles round trip from the Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny Lake, with roughly 200 feet of elevation gain. This full day tour will take you gliding by the Cathedral Group to one of Grand Teton’s most iconic destinations. Jenny Lake is the busiest place in the park in the summer, but if you make the effort to ski there in the winter, solitude and stunning scenery are guaranteed.
End of Grooming/Signal Mountain Lodge
The northern end of the groomed track on Teton Park Road is Signal Mountain Lodge. Visitors who wish to have a quieter experience should start from this trailhead. Cross country skiers and snowshoers can choose to go on the groomed track or journey on to the frozen surface of Jackson Lake.
It is about 10.4 miles round trip and1,700 feet of elevation gain to reach the summit of Signal Mountain. Head south from the Signal Mountain Lodge parking lot along Teton Park Road. After approximately one-half mile, the Signal Mountain road will be on your left. Take this snow-covered, unplowed road trail to the summit. If you find yourself tired en route, there are fabulous views of Jackson Lake along the way that make great resting spots or final destinations. The view from the top is spectacular, offering vistas of the Teton, Gros Ventre, and Absaroka ranges.