A trip to Grand Teton National Park in March is awesome if you like winter activities.
Use this Grand Teton National Park guide to plan your trip: services available, what to pack, where to stay, and things to do in March.
In March, most of the services and roads are still closed at this time which is a great way to avoid the busy season crowds!
But you’ll still find fun Grand Teton National Park activities to enjoy the park in March!
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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!
Visiting Grand Teton National Park in March
There are a lot of things to do when visiting Grand Teton National Park. Each season will have different activities and services available.
In March, it’s STILL all about winter activities like skiing and snowshoeing!
Use our guide to find other times of year to visit if you want to do summer activities like hiking and kayaking: best time to visit Grand Teton National Park.
Grand Teton Services in March
Grand Teton is open 24 hours, every day of the year. In March, most of the park roads and services are closed. Check the Grand Teton National Park website for more information.
Campgrounds and lodges are closed so you’ll need to stay in nearby Jackson.
March Weather at Grand Teton
When you visit Grand Teton in March you still can expect very cold temperatures. Daytime highs are near 39 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows are near 11.
It is really important that you dress in layers and bring your winter clothing.
Snow storms can roll through at any time. Always check the current Grand Teton National Park weather and road conditions on the NPS website.
Teton Park Road in March
Enjoy skiing, snowshoeing and walking along the Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake Trailhead to the Signal Mountain Lodge.
The road is closed to vehicles and bikes in March. It’s groomed for skiing, snowshoeing and hiking through mid-March.
Check out the map below showing groomed trails, skier tracked trails and wildlife closure areas.
Pets at Grand Teton in March
Pets are allowed on plowed roadways and parking areas. You can also take your pet on the unplowed sections of the Teton Park and Moose-Wilson roads.
Pets must be on a leash of six feet or less, and within 30 feet of a roadway. Please dispose of your pet’s waste properly. There are waste disposal cans at the trailheads.
Things to Do at Grand Teton in March
Grand Teton National Park in the spring is a quiet season. Due to the elevation of the park, many areas are still closed due to snowpack in March.
Winter Activities at Grand Teton in the Spring
The early part of spring will still feel like winter so you can enjoy many of the Grand Teton National Park winter activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.
You’ll find a variety of Grand Teton National Park winter tours. Many of the tours will determine stops based on the road conditions, weather conditions, and needs or interests of each group.
Most winter tours do NOT include the Grand Teton National Park entrance fee (be sure to have your National Park pass!)
- Grand Teton Winter Wildlife Tour
- Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Tour
- Luxury Winter Grand Teton Tour and Sleigh Ride
- Jackson Hole Dog Sledding Tour
- Full Day Dog Sledding and Snowmobiling Combo Tour
- Jackson Hole Snowmobiling Tour
Wildlife at Grand Teton in March
You’ll see many elk at the Elk Refuge between the park and the town of Jackson. You can take a Grand Teton sleigh ride tour to see the elk up close!
If you’re lucky you may see eagles, coyotes, foxes, bison, deer, wolves, trumpeter swans and more on the tour…
as well as on the roads or trails that are open in the park.
Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Grand Teton in March
The most popular activity in March is cross-country and snowshoeing. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy nature in a quiet setting.
There are etiquette aspects to keep in mind:
- Do not walk or snowshoe on ski trails
- Leave your skis on and side-step down or detour around steep sections
- Snowshoe parallel to the ski track
- Yield to faster skiers
- Step out of the track for a break
Photography in March at Grand Teton
The winter landscape at Grand Teton is amazing! The jagged peaks of the snow-capped mountains are a photographer’s dream!
Accessing the best places to photograph Grand Teton National Park in March is difficult. Many of these locations look vastly different when the water is frozen and snow-covered.
Be ready with your camera gear to capture images the landscape and wildlife as you drive along the road, or ski along the trails.
PLAN A GRAND TETON VACATION
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