Wondering what it’s like to visit Grand Teton in November?
Use our Grand Teton National Park guide and this article to learn all about a trip in November: services available, what to pack, where to stay, things to do, and more!
In November all services and most of the roads are closed to vehicles. But that means you can experience the park in a completely different way and avoid the busy season crowds!
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Grand Teton National Park Packing List
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- Merrell Moab hiking shoes or Oboz hiking shoes
- Darn Tough hiking socks
- Water – carry a hydration pack or a refillable water bottle in your backpack
- Healthy food that’s portable and filling!
- Columbia fleece jacket
- Wicking, quick-drying clothing
- Lip balm with UV protection
- Sun protection – sunscreen (even in the winter) and a sunhat
- UV sunglasses are good for summer and winter
- Travel hand sanitizer
- Flashlight or headlamp
- US National Park travel guides and maps
- First aid kit
- Insect repellent
- Camera gear – DOWNLOAD the free checklist!
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!
Visiting Grand Teton in November
There are so many fun things to do when visiting Grand Teton National Park. You’ll find different activities and services available during each season and month of the year.
In November, many roads and services are closed which limits the activities you can do at the park.
Use our guide to find information about the best time to visit Grand Teton National Park.
Services in November at Grand Teton
Grand Teton is open 24 hours, every day of the year. BUT some roads and most of the park services are closed in November. Check the Grand Teton website for the exact dates.
Campgrounds and lodges are also closed so you’ll need to stay in nearby Jackson.
November Weather at Grand Teton
When you visit Grand Teton in November you can expect cold temperatures. Daytime highs are near 35 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows are in the teens!
Rain and snow storms can roll through at any time. Always check the current weather and road conditions on the Grand Teton website.
Things To Do at Grand Teton in November
There are still many outdoor activities you can do in November even when many areas of the park are close. Check out these Grand Teton National Park vacation ideas when visiting in November:
Wildlife at Grand Teton in November
In November you may see Grand Teton wildlife getting ready for winter. The elk rut is over, but many of these animals start to make their way to the Elk Refuge between the park and the town of Jackson.
The bears will be foraging for food to get ready for winter hibernation so be extra cautious on the roads and trails.
It’s exciting to see the moose at Grand Teton with their large antlers. Here’s a list of great wildlife viewing areas you can access in November:
- Oxbow Bend
- Mormon Row
- Snake River
If you’re serious about getting good wildlife photos, check out the gear we recommend:
- Best cameras for wildlife photography
- Best tripods for wildlife photography
- Best lenses for wildlife photography
Hiking and Biking in November at Grand Teton
Since the park is getting ready for winter in November, you won’t be able to access many of the Grand Teton day hikes.
There are a few areas along Highway 191 from Jackson to Moran where you can explore various areas like Schwabacher Landing, Mormon Row and Cunningham Cabin.
Keep in mind the side roads like Antelope Flats, Pilgrim Creek and Schwabacher close seasonally based on conditions.
You can bike, hike, run and rollerblade along the Teton Park Road in November until it becomes snow covered.
And pets are allowed on this road in November! Once it’s snow covered, leashed pets can use the multi-use lane.
Grand Teton Photography in November
You can’t beat the landscape you’ll see at Grand Teton. The jagged peaks of the snow-capped mountains are a photographer’s dream!
- Oxbow Bend
- Schwabacher Landing
- Snake River Overlook
- Mormon Row – Moulton Barns
- Jackson Lake Overlook
Make sure your camera gear is all packed and ready to capture the beauty at Grand Teton!
Plan a Grand Teton Vacation
- Grand Teton National Park Guide
- Things to do in Grand Teton National Park any time of year
- Best Time to Visit Grand Teton National Park
- Photograph Grand Teton National Park
- Grand Teton TOURS
Where to Stay in Jackson near Grand Teton:
Here’s a list of our favorite places to stay:
- Elk Refuge Inn – this is right across from the refuge and the closes hotel to the park entrance – our favorite place to stay!
- Elk Country Inn – awesome property if you want to be in town.
- Vacation Rentals near Grand Teton – we LOVE having a kitchen to prepare our meals!
- Hotels in Jackson Hole
- Rent an RV – have it dropped off at your vacation destination!