Tips For Visiting Grand Teton National Park in June

If you’re planning a trip to Grand Teton National Park in June, it’s important to know what services are available, what the weather will be like, and what activities you can do!

Use our Grand Teton National Park guide and the information below to plan your June trip: what to pack, where to stay, things to do, and more!

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The park is fully open in June which means all services and roads are open. The weather can still be unpredictable and cold so layering is always a good thing in June.

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Visiting Grand Teton National Park in June

Each season will have different activities and services available when visiting Grand Teton National Park.

In June the crowds begin to increase, some of the hiking trails will be muddy (or still covered with snow at the higher elevations), and some areas in the park will be closed due to bear activity.

Use our guide to find YOUR best time to visit Grand Teton National Park.

June Weather at Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park weather in June is just right for daytime activities with highs near 70. It will still be cold in the morning and evening with lows in the upper 30s.

We recommend you pack winter gloves, insulating hat, winter coat and a fleece jacket and wear layers so you can enjoy the park from morning to night!

Always check the current weather and road conditions on the Grand Teton website.

Services at Grand Teton in June

Grand Teton is open 24 hours, every day of the year. All roads, Visitor Centers. lodges and marinas are open in June. Click on the areas of the park below to get updated information on the services available and things to do:

All Grand Teton campgrounds are by advanced reservation system only up to six months in advance at Recreation.gov.

Grand Teton Visitor Centers in June

Grand Teton has our visitor centers each with exhibits, publications, and films to educate and entertain park guests.

We always recommend stopping in a visitor center and talking to a park ranger before hiking, climbing, or tackling the river for the first time. It’s always a good idea to be safe and have the most up-to-date information.  

Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center: Visitor Information, permit desk, and bookstore open daily. Exhibits open. If you’re lucky you might get to see a demo on how to use bear spray. 

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center: This small visitor center opens in early June. You’ll learn about the legacy of Mr. Rockefeller through video, photography, and audio recordings.

Jenny Lake Visitor Center: This cabin-turned-visitor center serves as an art gallery and museum. The Grand Teton Association operates a bookstore here, and visitors to the park can find maps and camping information here. The visitor center offers a shuttle service across Lake Jenny and a scenic cruise.

Colter Bay Visitor Center: Here you can view a fantastic collection of Native American art and artifacts. The Rangers host park-related programs and videos throughout the day, and love sharing what they know about the park and all the things you should see and do.  

Things To Do at Grand Teton in June

There are plenty of fun outdoor things to do in Grand Teton National Park in the summer. June is a fabulous time to explore this fantastic park! Note opening dates for some services and activities that may not be available June 1.

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Wildlife Viewing at Grand Teton in June

June is a good time to see wildlife at Grand Teton. There will be area closures due to bear activity and other wildlife management so be sure to follow instructions on any posted signs.

Here’s a list of great wildlife viewing areas:

  • Oxbow Bend
  • Mormon Row
  • Gros Ventre
  • Willow Flat
  • Coulter Bay
  • Pilgrim Road
  • Moose-Wilson Road

Please be a responsible wildlife observer by maintaining a safe distance of at least 100 yards from wolves and bear, and 25 yards from all other wildlife. The Grand Teton website has more detailed information about wildlife viewing in the park.

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Grand Teton Hikes in June

Some trails could be muddy or even snow-covered in June. Stop by a visitor center to get recent trail conditions. We recommend these Grand Teton day hikes to explore the park!

There are a few things to note about hiking at Grand Teton:

  • Make noise as you hike and always carry bear spray and know how to use it. Visit the Bear Safety page for more information.
  • Carry a hydration pack or a refillable water bottle in your backpack. Plan to drink considerably more at Grand Teton due to low humidity and high elevation.
  • Be prepared for rapid weather changes. In June it’s good to wear layers as well as sun protection.
  • Pace yourself. High elevation may cause breathing difficulties so listen to your body and don’t overdo it! The only cure for altitude sickness is to retreat to a lower elevation.
  • Be careful crossing snowfields and streams. Do not hike in steep snow unless you have previous experience and the proper equipment.
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.
  • Solo hiking and off-trail hiking is not recommended. Many rescues involve solo parties that were unable to self-rescue, sometimes with life-threatening injuries.

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Grand Teton Photography in June

The landscape at Grand Teton in June is amazing. The mountains will still have snow which makes a great backdrop. Check out our tips to photograph Grand Teton National Park.

We also created a checklist of all the best photo spots at Grand Teton that you can download, print, and take with you to the park!

Be ready with your camera gear to capture images the landscape and wildlife as you drive along the road or hike the trails.

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Grand Teton Boating and Floating in June

PERMITS: All boats, windsurfing boards (only legal on Jackson Lake), stand-up paddle boards (SUPs), kayaks and canoes are required to purchase a boat permit. Purchase permits on Recreation.gov – new online mail-order system to have the permit mailed directly to you within two weeks. Permits can also be obtained at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center and Colter Bay Visitor Center permit desks.

Inner tubes, air mattresses, kick boats, float tubes and similar individual swimming/ fishing flotation devices are exempt from needing a park boat permit. These floatation devices are prohibited on rivers and streams in Grand Teton

Floating the Snake River: Due to constantly shifting logjams, boaters must anticipate their routes well in advance. Use caution and check conditions before each trip. Flow rates are high in June. They are posted at river landings and permit offices weekly or when there is a significant change.

It’s your responsibility to know all the rules and regulations for boating and floating at Grand Teton.

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Grand Teton Camping in June

We highly recommend an overnight stay at Grand Teton. You can enjoy a spectacular display of stars in the sky, check out an evening Grand Teton ranger program, or rent a canoe at dawn.

During the summer months people flock to the Grand Teton National Park campgrounds because the scenery is unforgettable. The park has five campgrounds available – Grand Teton campground reservations are required!

And all campgrounds except Jenny Lake welcome your RV’s and trailers. Backcountry camping is allowed in designated areas with a permit only.

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