Grand Teton NP Records Best Visitor Year Ever With 3 Months Still To Go


       With more than 2 months left in 2021, Grand Teton National Park in western Wyoming has already had its busiest year on record. 

      Grand Teton had almost 3.5 million recreation visits between January and September and broke 2018’s full-year record by almost 3,000 visits. 

        Park officials say trail use is up 29% from 2019 and 49% from 2016. Numbers were down last year because of COVID closures and restrictions. 

       Grand Teton officials say while the summer remains hectic with this past July the busiest in park history, more and more visitors are choosing to come in the off-season with more visits this year in March, April, and May. 

       Grand Teton is the only one setting tourism records; so is adjacent Yellowstone National Park.