The Grand Teton National Park pathways are an outstanding success, bringing people from all walks of life into their national park with the ability to leave their car behind. GTNP pathways were envisioned as a pilot project to serve as a national model for incorporating pathways into other major units within the National Park Service. Pathways allow people to get out from behind the windshield, reduce traffic, reduce impacts, and ride a bike, walk, or operate a wheelchair in safety. Multi-modal recreation saves lives and provides for sustainable access to public lands. The pathways have unique across-the-spectrum support from residents and visitors, and includes the Teton County Commissioners, Wyoming Congressional Delegation, Governor, Teton Village, and the Town of Jackson.
With our community’s commitment to fund and construct Teton County and Town of Jackson Pathways, a 30-mile Grand Loop will soon be a reality connecting Moose to Jackson to Wilson to Teton Village and back to Moose. All but this missing 7-mile section of pathway are already constructed, under construction, or approved!
The NPS has taken ideas and issued alternatives. PLEASE submit comment for this next phase of the EIS by September 15 at the link below –and Ask for Alternative D because it balances resource protection, park values and visitor experience: