A temporary area closure will be in effect for several trails around Phelps Lake as well as the Death Canyon Road in Grand Teton National today, and again from Tuesday, October 12th through Thursday, October 14th. The temporary area closure is necessary to ensure public safety during construction activities involving helicopter transport of heavy materials from White Grass to the Phelps Lake outlet bridge on the east side of Phelps Lake.
Closures will take place from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on those dates. National Park staff will be located at junctions or trailheads where trails will be closed. Death Canyon Road will have staff on either end, and the road will be closed to incoming traffic. The Phelps Lake outlet bridge was closed for replacement beginning August 18th. The closure is expected to be in place through fall 2022. The park advises that schedules may change, or be delayed, due to weather conditions, equipment malfunction, or other extenuating circumstances.