Roads that may have a delay in opening after May 1st:
Flagstaff, Toppings, Shadow Maountain, Gros Ventre to the Slate Ceek gate, Flat Creek, Curitis Canyon, Fall Creek , and Granite Creek. Granite Springs is currently closed and it is expected to open before Memorial Day if Granite Creek Road is driveable.
News Release April 18th, 2014: Forest Roads and Trails Possible Opening Day delay
Unseasonably Warm Weather Leaves Bridger-Teton Roads and Trails Wet and Unpassable. With ongoing winter storm warnings, avalanche warnings, and the warm temperature changes, visitors to the Bridger-Teton need to understand the capabilities of their vehicles and that road conditions change as the weather changes. Visitors to the Bridger-Teton should also be aware of additional hazards such as ice dams, washed out roads and trails, and flash flooding. Please call the District Office of the area you are planning on visiting to ensure road conditions are favorable for the day.
Cache Creek roads are currently under a lot of stress due to the ever changing weather. Even when roads are plowed, having a well equipped vehicle for winter driving conditions (preferably with all-wheel-drive) will help improve your driving experience.We encourage you to call the District Office to check on road conditions prior to visiting.
Winter Driving Conditions on the Bridger-Teton National Forest: News Release March 2014
SNOWMOBILE TRAIL REPORT
Greys River Ranger District: More heavy wet snow and rain in the lower elevations are resulting not only in snow slides, but also rock/mud slides across the trail route. Even if visitors are not planning to ‘play’ in areas off-trail, everyone needs to be aware of avalanche and weather conditions and to carry shovels and beacons. Near mile 5 up the Greys River Trail, at least 3 snow slides and a rock slide have now occurred.
No Fire Restrictions are currently in place.
TEMPORARY & LONG-TERM CLOSURES & RESTRICTIONS
Know before you go! There are several regulations that visitors are required to follow while visiting the Bridger-Teton National Forest. These are typically noted by a Special Order or a specific closure. Examples of these include the Bear Food Storage Order or our Winter Closures for wildlife. For a list of Special Orders and temporary closures click here.
ANIMAL TRAPPING INFORMATION
Trapping "furbearing animals" and "non-furbearing animals" regulations are strictly enforced year-long in Forest Lands. For regulations and further informational resources click here.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest reminds visitors that fireworks are not permitted anywhere on the Forest by a Special Order signed by the Regional Forester..
CAMPGROUNDS and RENTAL CABINS
The opening of the campgrounds and rental cabins across the Bridger-Teton can be delayed due to weather conditions. Due to the unpredictable nature of the weather, visitors may encounter delayed openings or early closings at the begining or end of the season. Please check with the Forest if you are making early season or late fall travel plans for the latest information. 307-739-5500
Annually, the Bridger-Teton provides fall color information that visitors can see throughout the area. Colors change annually on the Bridger-Teton from the first of September through the first of November.
Current weather conditions from the National Weather Service are updated continually.
Weather information is derived from National Weather Service data. Please see our weather disclaimer.
Avalanche Conditions on the Bridger-Teton Nationsl Forest are updated daily from November through April.
ONGOING FIRES AND EMERGENCIES
Current Fire Information
WINTER WILDLIFE CLOSURES
Winter closures are in effect December 1st through 12:00 am May 1st of each year.
Don't Poach the Powder!
WINTER CLOSURE AREA MAPS (.pdf files)