Below you will find helpful information about Grand Teton NP.
There are two roads that access Grand Teton National Park and they parallel one another. The Moose-Wilson Road, which is partially dirt and is only open during the summer months, starts in Wilson and passes north past Teton Village where Jackson Hole Mountain Resort sits and then into the park where it meanders along the Snake River and the toe of the Grand Teton. The road continues to Menors Ferry, where with a left hand turn it morphs into Teton Park Road which accesses the heart of the park and meets up with State Route 26/89/191 by Jackson Lake Dam. State route 26/89/191 winds a more easterly course, heading north directly from the town of Jackson, past the Jackson Hole airport and through the Gros Ventre Valley. The road has a turnoff at Menors Ferry and Dornan's, but eventually heads through Moran, up along the shores of Jackson Lake and into Yellowstone National Park.
Visitors will find accommodation options throughout the park, from camping and rustic cabins to four star luxury hotels. Some of the lodges in the park are relics from the Rockefeller days of the park and are tributes to mountain lodge construction of the past. Those of note include the Jenny Lake Lodge, located on the northern end of Jenny Lake and considered the finest lodging in the park, and Jackson Lake Lodge, which has an unbeatable view of the Teton Range.
There are a variety of dining options throughout Teton National Park. Visitors will find a well stocked supermarket at Dornans Trading Post in Moran (a favorite of many backpackers) to the pizza and burger type fare available at Colter Bay and Leeks Marina. More upscale casual dining is available at the Signal Mountain Lodge and fine dining can be found at Jenny Lake Lodge and Jackson Lake Lodge.
Visitors should be aware that even though Grand Teton National Park is open during the winter months, some roads are totally closed or restricted to snowmobile access only during the winter. Only a handful of restaurant, shopping and accommodation businesses remain open during the entire year. Visitors should check with the National Park Service for specific details prior to planning an off-season trip to the park.
Some Other Things To Know
Pets are allowed inside Grand Teton National Park, but they must be restrained at all times and are not permitted on hiking trails, inside visitor centers or other facilities. A good rule of thumb is that a pet may go anywhere a car may go: roads and road shoulders, campgrounds and picnic areas, parking lots, etc. Pets must be on a leash and under physical restraint. Pets are not permitted on any park trails or in the park backcountry. Pets are not considered pack animals.
- You are responsible for clean-up and disposal of all pet feces.
- Pets must be kept under physical control at all times — caged, crated, or restrained on a leash not to exceed six feet in length.
- Pets are prohibited in the backcountry and on park trails.
- Pets are prohibited from public buildings and swimming beaches, except for guide dogs.
- Pets are prohibited from riding in boats on park waters, except for Jackson Lake.
- Pets must stay within 6 feet of any roadway.
- Pets must not be left unattended and/or tied to an object.
- Pets are prohibited from making unreasonable noise or frightening wildlife.
- Pets running-at-large may be impounded and their owner charged for the care and feeding.
- Pets are not allowed on the park's multi-use pathway.
- Guide dogs used for the sole purpose of aiding a person with a physical disability are permitted, but should be clearly marked as a working animal.