Grand Teton National Park Weather

It’s all about the weather when deciding the best time to Visit Grand Teton National Park. This article details the Grand Teton National Park weather you can expect each season and month of the year.

Do your research to know what it’s like visiting Grand Teton National Park at various times of year so you can decide which season and month is best for you to plan your vacation to this stunning park!

Grand Teton National Pak weather

Grand Teton National Park boasts a variety of weather conditions year-round, each offering its own unique way to experience the park’s natural beauty. Use this Grand Teton National Park guide to know the expected temperatures and weather, services available, things to do, what to pack, and where to stay during the year.

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!

Visiting Grand Teton National Park

Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park is a majestic landscape dominated by the Teton mountain range and the pristine Jackson Hole valley. The park is easily accessible via the nearby town of Jackson, providing a gateway to the rugged wilderness and breathtaking scenery that awaits explorers.

You’ll find many things to do in Grand Teton National Park any time of year. During the winter, the activities may be a bit more limited due to cold or snowy conditions! When planning a Grand Teton National Park vacation it’s important to be up-to-date with current weather and road conditions!

Grand Teton National Park Weather

To help you determine the best month to Visit Grand Teton National Park, this guide includes specific information about what it’s like at different seasons and months of the year: weather, services, and things to do that time of year.

We can’t stress enough: to ensure an enjoyable visit, it’s always wise to check the local weather forecast and prepare for sudden changes, as mountain weather can be unpredictable any time of year!

Grand Teton in the spring at Schwabacher Landing
Schwabacher Landing in the spring

Spring Weather at Grand Teton National Park

Springtime at Grand Teton varies quite a bit from month to month. When visiting Grand Teton National Park in the spring, it’s important to pack for all types of weather because you never know when the weather will change.

The spring months are pretty quiet at Grand Teton. Usually the first of May is when the Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake to Signal Mountain Lodge is open.

At any time in the late spring there may be snow and lakes still frozen, especially close to the base of the Teton range. And of course, the higher up you go in elevation, the more winter holds on!

We recommend you watch the weather and pack a winter coat, winter hat, and winter gloves when going to Grand Teton in early spring. 

Grand Teton National Park spring activities: The Teton Park Road is closed November 1 to April 30 from Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain Lodge. During this time the road is used for skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking from mid-December to mid-March. Once the snow melts in the spring, you can bike, hike, run, rollerblade or walk you dog on the road until April 30.

Moose-Wilson Road is usually closed to vehicles until mid-May. When it’s snow-packed it’s open to skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.

kayaks at Jackson Lake in Grand Teton in the summer
Kayaks at Jackson Lake

Summer Weather at Grand Teton National Park

There are so many summer activities at Grand Teton because the weather is just right to enjoy the outdoors! No wonder it’s the most popular time to visit!

In early summer, 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.

Be sure to protect yourself from the sun by wearing a sunat, sunscreen and carry a hydration pack or a refillable water bottle in your backpack.

Summer activities at Grand Teton: The warmer weather offers up the opportunity to enjoy everything the park has to offer like hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, river rafting, and photography.

Teton mountains with trees in fall color
Grand Teton in the fall

Fall Weather at Grand Teton National Park

The weather at Grand Teton in the fall starts to cool down so be prepared for the cold temperatures at night!

Early fall is still a busy time at the park. By late fall services at Grand Teton begin to close. The autumn months provide vibrant fall colors to photograph Grand Teton National Park. Fall is also a time when wildlife is active getting ready for winter.

With the cooler temperatures at night, you will definitely want to pack an insulated coatfleece jacketwarm hat and gloves for the nights and early mornings. 

Grand Teton National Park fall activities: enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, or simply taking in the stunning views on various scenic drives.

snowy and icy road through Grand Teton in the winter
Grand Teton in the winter

Winter Weather at Grand Teton

The temperatures really drop at Grand Teton National Park in the winter so it’s the least busy season.

The winter months of December, January, February, and March are pretty quiet at Grand Teton. All services in the park are closed during the winter

Grand Teton National Park winter activities: enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking along the Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain Lodge. Moose-Wilson Road is closed to vehicles when it’s snow-packed then it’s open to skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.

Grand Teton National Park winter tours: book a tour for a variety of activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, dog sledding, and more!

During the winter it is especially important to dress in layers. Here’s the full list of the outdoor winter clothing we use! We especially like photographer gloves and rechargeable hand warmers!

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