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SPRING CONDITIONS ABOVE 8500FT JUNE16, 2019

Ice axe and crampons recommended on most routes above 9000ft.


BAXTER'S PINNACLE CLOSURE, JUNE 7,2019.


The following area is temporarily closed to public entry: The Baxter’s Pinnacle climbing route, approach trail, and surrounding cliffs. This closes the Baxter’s Pinnacle climbing route to human traffic as well as the social trail that branches from the horse trail and serves as the approach route to the climb.

The National Park Service has determined that the closure is necessary for the protection of nesting peregrine falcons and their young. The peregrine falcon is a state Species of Greatest Conservation Need and is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

JENNY LAKE RANGER STATION OPEN - JUNE 1, 2019

Spring Training in Lupine Meadows - 6.1.19
The Jenny Lake Ranger Station is now open for the summer season.  Hours of operation are 8am to 5pm, seven days a week.  Conditions in the backcountry remain very snowy above 9,000 feet in the canyons and high mountains.  The valley trails are continue to melt out, however, travelers can still expect patches of snow and wet "sloppy" conditions in places.

The visitor centers in Moose and Colter Bay are also open and park information and backcountry camping permits can be obtained there during business hours.  Backcountry camping permits and bear canisters are required for all overnight trips into Grand Teton NP.  Click on the links on the right for more information.      

CLOSURE REMAINS IN EFFECT NEAR HIDDEN FALLS - MAY 16, 2019

The closure of the Practice Rocks area west of Hidden Falls remains in effect this spring while Park staff assess whether any remaining rock fall hazard exists in the area.  On July 10, 2018 climbing guides alerted park rangers to movement in a rock buttress above Hidden Falls that was believed to have recently occurred. After evaluating the situation, park rangers closed the area out of concern that the rock—which was about 100 feet long, 20 feet high, and 20 feet wide—could come loose and fall onto the highly visited Hidden Falls viewing area. Sometime in early November 2018 the buttress released, likely due to freeze thaw activity associated with that time of year.  

Conditions in the backcountry remain extremely winter-like above 8,000 feet in the canyons and high mountains.  Travelers should be cautious while traveling in the backcountry, and be prepared to deal with elevated avalanche danger during warm afternoons and when overnight lows remain above freezing.  Lakes that are still covered in ice are thawing and should be considered suspect this time of year.  The valley trails are beginning to melt out, however, travelers can expect abundant patches of snow and wet "sloppy" conditions to remain for quite some time.   

The visitor centers in Moose and Colter Bay are now open and park information and backcountry camping permits can be obtained there during business hours.  Backcountry camping permits and bear canisters are required for all overnight trips into Grand Teton NP.