Grand Teton National Park Hours & Opening / Closing Date

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Hours & Seasons

With a short summer and very long winter, you can enjoy a variety of activities throughout the year. Be aware of seasonal road closures. Read More

What are the typical seasons and road closures in Grand Teton National Park?

  • Always Open: Highway 26/89/191, also known as the outer park road is open year round.
  • Summer: Summer is the park’s busiest time of year but also the most pleasant in terms of weather. The park is booming with visitors and all services are typically open and available. The only things to watch out for are road closures due to construction. 
  • Fall: You will encounter cooler temperatures but less people while most roads, trails, and visitor centers are accessible and available. Roads will close to cars November 1st.
  • Winter: This is a quiet time in Grand Teton National Park with many road, campground and visitor center closures. It is also a wonderful time to explore some of the park’s trails via snowshoes or cross country skis. The following roads are closed annually from November 1 through April 30 and scheduled to open May 1.
    • Teton Park Road: Between Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain. This road is open to cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow biking in the winter. It opens early in April for walking and bicycle access.
    • Moose Wilson Road: Between Death Canyon Trailhead and Granite Canyon Trailhead.
    • Antelope Flats Road
    • Signal Mountain Road
  • Spring: It takes a while for the snow to melt in the spring and some park roads and visitor centers will remain closed until the roads officially open on May 1st.

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When are Visitor Centers open?

  • Craig Thomas Visitor Center:
    March 6 to March 31: 10 am to 4 pm
    April 1-30: 9 am to 5 pm
    May 1 to June 6: 8 am to 5 pm
    June 7 to mid September: 8 am to 7 pm
    Mid September to late October: 8 am to 5 pm
    Closed: November 1 to March 5
  • Colter Bay Visitor Center (and Indian Arts Museum):
    Closed in the winter.
    May 12 to June 6: 8 am to 5 pm
    June 7 to September 4: 8 am to 7 pm
    September 5 to October 9: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Flagg Ranch Visitor Center:
    June 5 to September 4: 9 am to 4 pm (may be closed for lunch)
  • Jenny Lake Visitor Center: 
    Closed in the winter.
    May 19 to June 6: 8 am to 5 pm
    June 7 to September 4: 8 am to 7 pm
    September 5 to 25: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center:
    Closed in the winter.
    June 3 to September 24: 9 am to 5 pm

When are Park Campgrounds and Lodges open?

Most lodges open in late May or early June. See our Park Lodging pages for detailed information.

  • Colter Bay Campground: May 25 to October 1, 2017. Primitive winter camping is available next to Colter Bay Visitor Center Dec 1-Apr 15.
  • Headwaters Campground at Flagg Ranch: June 1 to October 1, 2017
  • Gros Ventre Campground: May 5 to October 15, 2017
  • Jenny Lake Campground: May 5 to October 1, 2017
  • Lizard Creek Campground: June 9 to September 4, 2017
  • Signal Mountain Campground: May 12 to October 15, 2017

This information was obtained from the National Park Service website and we try to provide the most up to date information about the hours and seasons within Grand Teton National Park, but please note that the above mentioned dates and hours can change without notice.

Visit our Weather & Seasons page for more info.

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