winter Grand Teton National Park

Below: a frozen over Oxbow Bend on the Snake River with Mount Moran in the background, and in the foreground a coyote having dinner.

coyote dining at Oxbow Bend December 2008 800 pxls.: coyote dining at Oxbow Bend in the snow

Signs and conditions on the road between Moose and Moran:

sign extremely icy conditions possible next 2 miles: sign that says extremely icy conditions possible next 2 milessign frequent heavy drifting: a road sign that says frequent heavy drifting (of snow) can be expectedteton road with blowing snow: teton road with two cars and blowing snow

sign caution be alert: sign that says caution be alertsign wildlife crossing road: sign that says wildlife crossing roadsign next fifty miles: sign that says next fifty miles

Most people view the hundreds of elk in the herd that winters in the Jackson refuge from the main road, N Cache Street, as it heads out of town towards the park. But if you drive up E Broadway you can find the inner refuge road, with views of more of the elk herd and the Teton range.

sign for wildlife sake stay on road: sign that says for wildlife sake stay on road

Tetons and herd from inner refuge road winter: Tetons mountian range and elk herd from inner refuge road in winter part of elk refuge herd winter: part of Jackson Hole elk refuge herd in winter

below, the Colter Bay Visitor Center permits window and footprints in snow coming from animals that live under the Colter Bay Visitor center deck:

Colter Bay visitor center permits window: Colter Bay visitor center permits window with long icicles footprints in snow from under colter bay visitor center deck: footprints in snow from under colter bay visitor center deck

Drive carefully as you may encounter wildlife on the road (they also find it easier to get around on plowed roads):

3 bison on a snowplowed road

Info about De Anza College Outdoor Club end of summer/early fall trips to Grand Teton National park in Wyoming starts at: Grand Tetons.