Best Time to Visit Grand Teton National Park

The best time to visit Grand Teton National Park depends on the type of activities you want to do. If you want to hike and see lots of flowers, summer is perfect. But if you’re into skiing or snowshoeing, winter is the time to go!

Use this Grand Teton National Park guide to learn more about what it’s like to visit the park during various seasons and months of the year to help you decide the best time for YOU to plan your vacation.

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You’ll find a variety of things to do no matter what month you visit Grand Teton National Park. Spring brings baby animals and blooming wildflowers, making it a fantastic time for wildlife spotting and gentle walks. Fall, on the other hand, is all about those amazing colors and cooler temperatures—it’s perfect for cozy campfires and fishing trips. Winter activities include snow sports, but many Grand Teton roads and services close so check before you plan your trip!

We live only a few hours away from Grand Teton and have visited the park many times during all four seasons. The number one tip for visiting Grand Teton is to pack clothing for the weather and temperatures you’ll visit the park. Take a look at our Grand Teton National Park packing list and grab your free printable checklist by clicking the image below!

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A Photo Tour of Grand Teton National Park

Take a visual tour through Grand Teton National Park to see the stunning landscape and wildlife you’ll find in the park!

The Best Time to Visit Grand Teton National Park

There are important things to know about visiting Grand Teton National Park during each season. Check out these lists of the things to do, and what to expect, at Grand Teton during the spring, summer, fall and winter and each month of the year!

Visiting Grand Teton by Season

Visiting Grand Teton by Month

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Grand Teton Weather by Season

The Grand Teton National Park weather is dramatically different from season to season.

GRAND TETON SPRING WEATHER – The spring season falls between March and June, with temperatures ranging from 22 to 49 degrees Fahrenheit in April. Expect to see snow and rain during this time, and the snow won’t really melt until the end of May or the beginning of June.

Due to the elevation of the park, the Grand Teton National Park spring activities are limited due to snowpack in early spring. By late spring you can enjoy hiking, fishing, kayaking, and photography.

GRAND TETON SUMMER WEATHER – The summer season is from June through August. The average daily temperature is a perfect 77 degrees with the lows around 30 at night. Even in summer, the higher you go in elevation, there still can be snow on the ground. There are also many afternoon thunderstorms as this is the season when the Grand Tetons experience the most rainfall.

Summer activities at Grand Teton include hiking, camping, fishing, guided tours, river rafting, or simply taking in the stunning views.

GRAND TETON FALL WEATHER – The fall season is considered the months of September through November, with temperatures ranging between 23 to 54 degrees. There is also occasional rain and snow during this time. By late fall services at Grand Teton begin to close.

Enjoy Grand Teton National Park fall activities when the landscape comes alive with color as the days grow shorter and the leaves turn vibrant hues of orange, red and yellow.

GRAND TETON WINTER WEATHER – Winter season doesn’t officially start until December 21, but the first snowfall at Grand Teton can come as early as November 1. From December through February, the temperatures range from 2 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit, and there can be up to 14 feet of snowfall!

Grand Teton National Park winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, and photography! All services are closed during the winter. Highway 191 is the only road open to vehicles from Jackson to Moran. Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake to Signal Mountain Lodge is only open for non-motorized use.

It is really important that you dress in layers and bring your winter clothing essentials so that you can stay warm and comfortable.

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