April and early May marks a special time in Jackson Hole. With spring here and summer around the corner, locals and visitors enjoy a quiet time of year and a mix of weather. From snow to 60 degrees, we are still eager to get out and enjoy our beautiful surroundings. One of the best ways to do so is in Grand Teton National Park on the roads open only to non-motorized traffic for a few weeks each year. Once the winter snow is cleared from the roads, they remain closed to cars until the Park opens in early May. This means miles of easy bicycling, walking, jogging, and enjoying the outdoors.
Bicycling in Grand Teton National Park is a great way to experience the majesty of this national park and is available on bike paths throughout the summer and fall. Still, the luxury of having the whole road reserved for cyclists and pedestrians is something worth experiencing for the few weeks it’s available each spring. From Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain Lodge, 15 miles of road are clear for folks to enjoy long or short rides or walks. Pets are allowed on the road on leash- welcome news to pet owners who usually need to steer clear of the park for pet recreation in the summer and winter.
On a warm, sunny day, we love bringing a picnic along and stopping at one of the pull outs to take in the Tetons, look for wildlife, and wave to friends passing by! Bicycling in Grand Teton National Park truely is a unique way to experience the Park at one of the quietest times of year!