Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

MOOSE, Wyo. — Areas of Grand Teton National Park closed for wintering wildlife open today, April 1.

The Snake River bottom north of Moose to Moran Junction is now open. The Buffalo Fork of the Snake River, Kelly Hill, Uhl Hill, and Wolf Ridge are also open. These areas closed on December 1 for wintering wildlife.

Static Peak above 10980 feet, Prospectors Mountain, and south-facing slopes on Mount Hunt above 8580 feet, including peaks 10988, 10905, and 10495 will open on April 30. The Banana Couloir on Prospectors Mountain, Albright Peak, and Buck Mountain are open.

Map of the closure areas in GTNP. Photo: National Park Service, © Mapbox, and © OpenStreetMap

The east-facing slope and the true summit of 25 short is still closed to prevent conflict between a denning grizzly bear and skiers. Direct access across the summit ridgeline to Turkey Chute, Chute the Moon, and other routes to Avalanche Canyon is open.

The Signal Mountain area and all associated trails and roads are closed until further notice.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.