National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2006 06-63
National Park PO Box 170 Moose, Wyoming 83012
Joan Anzelmo / Jackie Skaggs
307.739.3415 / 307.739.3393
Grand Teton National Park News Release
Seasonal Closures Scheduled For Park Roads
Jackson Hole residents and park visitors are reminded that interior roads within Grand Teton National Park will close to vehicular traffic for the winter season on Tuesday evening, October 31, 2006. These road closures span the length of the Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake parking area and the Signal Mountain Lodge parking lot, and include the Moose-Wilson Road between Granite Canyon and Death Canyon trailheads. The Moose, Moran and Granite Canyon entrance stations will remain open and entry permits will be required to pass through the park’s fee gates.
The Teton Park Road is not plowed after November 1, and as the snow begins to accumulate on the roadbed, winter season activities such as cross-country skiing, skate skiing and snow-shoeing become possible. 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.
Pets are permitted on the unplowed roadway; 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.