Grand Teton National Park will implement an annual winter closure to vehicular traffic on certain park roads beginning Wednesday evening, October 31, 2007. Jackson Hole residents and park visitors are reminded that vehicle closures apply to the following roads: the length of the Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake parking area and the Signal Mountain Lodge parking lot; and the Moose-Wilson Road between Granite Canyon and Death Canyon trailheads. In addition to the annual road closures, the Moose, Moran and Granite Canyon entrance stations will be temporarily closed during the month of November and early December; motorists will still be able to drive through the entrance stations during this time, however. All entrance stations will reopen December 19 for the winter season.
Annually, the Teton Park Road is not plowed after the first of November. During the time that the Teton Park Road remains free of snow, visitors are welcome to use the roadway for non-motorized recreation such as walking, bicycling, and in-line skating. Once the snow begins to accumulate on the roadbed, winter season activities such as cross-country skiing, skate skiing and snow-shoeing become possible.
Pets are permitted on park roadways; however, pet owners are reminded that dogs must be leashed and under physical restraint at all times. Dog owners are required to clean-up their pet’s waste, and mutt mitt stations are provided for that purpose.
In addition to road closures in Grand Teton National Park, the Grassy Lake Road within the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway will close for the winter season with the first major snowstorm.