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Whether you come in the spring, summer, or fall, there is always something to do in and around Grand Teton National Park. If you want to stay close, outdoor excursions and complimentary activities are offered at each lodge throughout the season.

The National Park Service also hosts a variety of events on a daily basis for all ages and interests.

  • August 1 - August 31
    Swan Lake Ranger Hike - August

    Join a ranger to hike through the forest and learn about the park's natural history. It's a classic national park experience! Bring food, water, binoculars, rain gear, and insect repellent. Moderate hike, 3 hours

    Meet at the flagpole in front of the Colter Bay Visitor Center

    Offered daily at 4 PM

  • August 1 - August 29
    Lunch Tree Hill Evening Walk & Talk - August

    End your day with a walk on Lunch Tree Hill with our park naturalist. Explore the natural and human history of Jackson Hole, find out how “Lunch Tree Hill” got its name and learn about the flora, fauna, and formation of Grand Teton National Park.

    Meet in the Southwest corner of the Grand Lobby

    Thursdays at 6:00 PM at Jackson Lake Lodge

  • August 1 - August 29
    Grizzly Bear Talk - August

    Learn about the fascinating life of grizzly bears! This presentation is given by Marilynn and Steve French who have studied grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since the mid 1970’s. Enjoy amazing photos, slides, video and an opportunity to ask questions.

    Please check the sign in our lower lobby on the day of the event for location.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 PM at Jackson Lake Lodge

  • August 1 - August 31
    Colter Bay Evening Ranger Programs - August

    Throughout the summer at Colter Bay, two evening ranger programs take place at the Amphitheater. Topics change daily and always cover an exciting aspect of Grand Teton.

    Meet at the Colter Bay Amphitheater

    Daily at 7 PM - Traditional Ranger Talk, Families Welcome

    Daily at 9 PM -

         Tuesdays - Family Movie Night: Park related video on the big screen

         Thursdays - Astronomy Night: Program or video about astronomy followed by stargazing

         Fridays - Mondays, Wednesdays: Photo-illustrated talk about an aspect of Grand Teton

  • August 2 - August 30
    The History of Colter Bay Tour - August

    Learn the history of Colter Bay and its log cabins with Mary McKinney, our historian who has spent over 35 seasons in Grand Teton! See how local ranches, towns, and the Rockefeller family contributed to the formation of Colter Bay.

    Meet at the Colter Bay Guest Lounge (in the cabin area)

    Every Tuesday & Friday at 5:00 PM at Colter Bay Village

  • August 2 - August 31
    Colter Bay Visitor Center Programs - August

    The Colter Bay Visitor Center offers afternoon programs throughout the week. The Teton Topics program is led by a park ranger and covers a fascinating aspect of the park's natural or cultural history. The Indian Arts and Culture program is led by an American Indian expert and will expand your knowledge of  American Indian lifeways.

    All programs meet at the Colter Bay Visitor Center.

         Teton Topics - Mon, Tues, Fri and Sat at 3 PM

         Indian Arts and Culture - Tuesdays at 3 PM

  • August 4 - August 25
    Art & History of Jackson Lake Lodge - August

    Take a tour of Jackson Lake Lodge with our historian, Mary McKinney, who has spent over 35 seasons in Grand Teton. Learn about the history of the lodge, the wildlife paintings, Mural Room mountain rendezvous murals, and more.

    Please check in with our Activities Desk for tour departure location.

    Sundays at 5:00 PM at Jackson Lake Lodge

  • August 5 - August 26
    Lunch Tree Hill Morning Walk & Talk - August

    Start your day with a walk on Lunch Tree Hill with our Interpretive Specialist. Explore the natural and human history of Jackson Hole, find out how “Lunch Tree Hill” got its name and learn about the flora, fauna, and formation of Grand Teton National Park.

    Meet in the Southwest corner of the Grand Lobby

    Mondays at 9:00 AM at Jackson Lake Lodge

  • August 5 - August 26
    Raptor Presentation - August

    See birds of prey native to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Each Monday, the Teton Raptor Center brings a variety of birds, such as owls, eagles, hawks and falcons to Jackson Lake Lodge. See these majestic birds up close and learn about them from The Raptor Center staff who care for and rehabilitate them.

    Meet just outside the Grand Lobby’s giant windows on the Northwest terrace

    Mondays at 11:00 AM at Jackson Lake Lodge

  • August 7 - August 28
    Tipi Demo - August

    As part of the Colter Bay cultural connection, learn about the traditional Plains Indian home. 1 hour

    Meet at the Colter Bay Amphitheater

    Wednesdays at 10 AM

  • August 7 - August 28
    Mountain Lions: The Mystery and the Myth - August

    Join the Cougar Fund, a local non-profit organization, to learn about America’s most mysterious and captivating cat. Where are cougars, how do they survive, and what can you do to help them?

    Please check the sign in our lower lobby on the day of the event for location.

    Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at Jackson Lake Lodge