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Effective immediately, Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are closed to all park visitors until further notice. 

There will be no visitor access permitted to either park. State highways and/or roads that transcend park/state boundaries and facilities that support life safety and commerce will remain open. Both parks will cooperate on the implementation of the closures. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.   

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are announcing modifications to operations at the request of local county health officers from Park County, WY, Park County, MT, Teton County, WY, and Gallatin County, MT. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The National Park Service listened to the concerns from our local partners and, based on current health guidance, temporarily closed the parks,” said Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly and Grand Teton Acting Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail. “We are committed to continued close coordination with our state and local partners as we progress through this closure period and are prepared when the timing is right to reopen as quickly and safely as possible.”    

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with www.nps.gov/yell and www.nps.gov/grte for specific details about park operations.


The backcountry closure of the central Teton Range has been lifted.  The closure around Timbered Island remains in effect - see link under Current News & Notes.  

The Teton Range remains cloaked under a deep blanket of snow.  See the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center website for information on current avalanche conditions and snow pack summaries as we move into late winter/early spring conditions.  

Touring below Teewinot Mtn - 2.20.20


Grand Teton National Park has implemented a temporary area closure for public and operational safety during nonnative mountain goat removal activities beginning today, Friday, February 21. The temporary closure may be in effect for up to one week.  The closure area is bounded on the south by South, Middle and Grand Tetons, Mount Owen and Teewinot Mountain peaks; bounded on the west by the park boundary; bounded on the east by the western shores of Jackson, Leigh, String and Jenny Lakes; and bounded on the north by Rolling Thunder Mountain and Eagle Rest Peaks. No public access will be allowed in the area during this time. Signs will be posted at main access locations.  We thank you for your cooperation with these efforts to help our struggling native bighorn sheep population!


Teton Range - 1/4/2020
Winter is in full swing in the Tetons with ample snow coverage at all elevations!  For up to date information on avalanche conditions in the range please visit the Bridger Teton Avalanche Center website for detailed information.  An exciting new feature of the website this year are weekly GTNP specific snow pack discussions by our very own snow ranger Lisa Van Sciver!  Be sure to take a look at these discussions before heading out into the Park's backcountry by clicking here.