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When does the "Going to the Sun Road" close?
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While portions of this scenic route remain open year-round, weather permitting, the entire Going-to-the-Sun Road is open for vehicle access from mid-June to mid-September. Before and after this core summer season, sections of the road will be closed.

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Will sleigh rides in the Grand Tetons still be available as well as snowshoeing between April 5-April 8?
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I'm coming to the Grand Tetons April 5-8 and am interested in sleigh rides as well as observing the wildlife.  I also plan on going to Yellowstone Park.  I'm from northern Indiana, so the cold weather and snow won't bother me.  How are the main roads as well as the snow amounts?  Are the temps in the low to mid 30s?

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Grand Tetons National Park generally only offers guided snowshoeing tours through the end of March. If there is enough snow it is possible the park may extend their tours. Please call (307) 739-3399 or for more information. You can also visit the following website for more information on cross country skiing and snowshoeing in Grand Tetons.

Sleigh rides are offered in the surrounding communities like Jackson Hole. The following sites are links to several concessioners who provide these services. You will have to check with them to determine whether or not they will still be offering these tours.

http://www.jacksonholewy.net/winter_recreation/sleigh_rides.php

 
 
As far as average temperatures go in both Yellowstone and Grand Teton, you can generally expect temperatures to range from 20 to 40 degrees. Be prepared for some snow. Yellowstone averages roughly 6 inches of snow in April, while Grand Tetons averages 23 inches. 
 
Most of the major roads outside the park are plowed. For status update on roads within the parks please follow the links below or call the following numbers:
 
- In Yellowstone check http://www.nps.gov/yell/conditions.htm or call (307) 344-2117

 

- In Grand Teton check www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/roads.htm or call (307) 739-3614

 

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poleclimb...
What are the best overnight hikes with backcountry camping in Yellowstone NP
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I have yet to do any backpacking in Yellowstone.  I love waterfalls so I'd backpack the southwest corner of the park.  http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/backcountryhiking.htm

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Looking to visit Yellowstone late March, April. Have several guidebooks and maps from NPS and believe the road to OLD FAITHFUL might be closed then. Can anyone advise if this is open from either the North or South entrance?
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I live in Montana, I would check the local ranger district on snowpack reports for the season and see if road opening dates may be delayed. I am not sure if they adhere to a strict road opening date, but being government they probably do. The snowpack in our end of the state has been a bit low, not sure about the park down south. The south entry may get more winter action if I recall correctly. I entered from the north when I lived in Billings area and came thru red lodge. The ranger district should have better info if you look them up and make contact directly.

Just a quick note to all readers of this. I have seen it be 90 degrees in August and snow 7 feet that very night. It has happened to me so please all of you visiting, come prepared for all seasons, and don't pet the buffalo. To many people get smashed up against trees trying to get a picture. At least one or two people get killed each year doing this kind of thing, I am not kidding. Stay safe.

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Kristine
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The roads from the North Entrance and the West Entrance to Old Faithful are scheduled to open April 16, 2010.  The road from the South Entrance is scheduled to open May 14, 2010.  Road opening dates are weather dependant.  Check, http://www.nps.gov/yell for more information.

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Dorner
I'm told the falls at Yosemite are awesome. But, that they can dry up and not be as neat in late summer. About when do the falls "dry up"?
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Yosemite Falls is one of the most stunning sites in the entire park. It is the tallest falls in North America and the 5th tallest in the world. Yosemite Falls is actually made up of three water falls, Upper Falls, the middle cascades and Lower Falls. There are several hikes that will take you around the falls. You can even climb up to the top. That being said, the falls do tend to dry up in the late summer. Their is no particular date and it varies on the rain and snowfall the park received that year. I was there in late July and was still able to see the falls.  The falls is at its peak in the spring when melted snow plunges over the cliff. The falls are also a great site in the when the cliffs are covered with ice and snow.  

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WE ARE COMING TO ALASKA IN THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST AND WANT TO SEE BEARS IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT CAN U HELP US
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Denali National Park is deep in the heart of Alaska's bear country. It is almost impossible to drive through the park without seeing a bear. One of your best bets to see a bear is take one of the many bus tours offered by the park. These tours afford visitors the chance to become familiar with the park and surrounding areas. Denali is a largely pristine, undeveloped park. A few years ago a conscious decision was made to not develop its hiking trails. 

Bears are most often found near where they feed. They are most often seen in many of the berry patches in the park.

During the summer it is very important to follow proper safety precautions. Park Rangers can alert you to proper procedures to avoid injuries in bear country. Bears can be particularly hostile during this time of year while they are raising their young. Always remember, bears are wild and if startled can be deadly. 

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claudia d...
We plan to visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton in 2010 and want to 1 participate in Ranger walks and talks and 2 few mosquitoes - May? Sept?
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Your best bet is probably September!

Mosquito season in Yellowstone extends from May through August. In general, mosquito populations are most intense in June. There are fewer biting bugs in September, but you should always be prepared with bug spray, long-sleeved clothing, long pants and a hat.

Ranger-guided programs usually extend through the end of September. You can view program schedules here.

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Are the crowds volume down from Sept. 1 -14 in Grand Teton National Forest and where in Teton Village is the BEST place to stay Four star
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Visitation to Grand Teton National Park peaks during the summer but is also extremely popular during the transition to fall. After Labor Day, total visitation ebbs slightly; however, the type of visitor is drastically different. With kids back in school, you'll find that there are families and more DINKs (Dual Income No Kids), recent college graduates, empty nesters and baby boomers.

Teton Village is home to many fine properties and you shouldn't have a problem finding a room if you book in advance. We have a few favorites:

Hotel Terra is the first of a line of green hotels launched by the Terra Resort Group, Hotel Terra Jackson Hole offers the exceptional amenities and services expected from boutique hotels, combined with environmentally sustainable building and operating practices. The property is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, placing it in an elite group of hotels in the United States. Hotel Terra pushes its efforts well beyond LEED criteria, however,  has taken a leadership role in defining eco-friendly efforts to preserve and protect the environment in its operations while still offering an opulent hotel experience for guests. Learn more about Hotel Terra and its commitment to the environment at www.hotelterrajacksonhole.com.

 Just around the corner from the Terra is the Snake River Lodge & Spa where you'll be warmly welcomed. The lodge, part of the Rock Resorts is rustically elegant and fits seamlessly with the Teton landscape. Recently renovated, Snake River Lodge & Spa boats beautifully appointed rooms and condomiums which will be a welcome retreat after a long day of hiking, skiing, golfing or exploring the Jackson Fall Arts Festival, which takes place from September 10-20 (www.jacksonholewy.com/events-fall-arts-festival.php). You'll look forward to relaxing in the property's indoor/outdoor heated pool, with cascading waterfalls, warmed walkways, a hot tub tucked into a steam-filled cave, and a sauna. Visit snakeriverlodge.rockresorts.com for more information.

Don't rule out staying in the park–Jenny Lodge is located across the water from majestic Cascade Canyon and offers an exclusive environment with 37 rustically elegant log cabins. The main lodge, a recently renovated log structure, has inviting sitting areas with books and games for guests to enjoy. As the only 4-diamond eco-resort in the Park, Jenny Lake Lodge is ideal for those who seek the finest service and lodging, while still enjoying a National Park vacation. Each of the rustically elegant cabin rooms are well appointed with hand-made quilts, down comforters, and unique Western charm. The cabins are open from early June to early October. Breakfast and dinner, along with horseback and bicycle riding, are included in the room rate. To book a room, visit http://www.gtlc.com/lodging/jenny-lake-lodge-overview.aspx


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Going to Yellowstone June 2010. What is the weather like during early to middle June? Have been told it is still cold and even snow. Is this correct?
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In June the average high is 70 degrees F and the average low is 41 degrees F. The park averages about 1.5 inches of precipitation in June, some of which can indeed be snow! For more details, check out the NPS Yellowstone Weather page.
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