Cattle Drive Will Delay Traffic in Grand Teton

Written by on August 17, 2018

If you’re headed into the National Parks this weekend, you may get to witness a piece of the past.
A traditional cattle drive will take place early tomorrow morning in Grand Teton National Park. Pinto Ranch wranglers will drive a herd of approximately 280 cattle eastward along Highway 26/287. As the cattle are herded towards Moran Junction, the animals must cross the Buffalo Fork Bridge on the highway.
While the cattle drive is underway, a two-mile stretch of the highway will be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic from Moran Junction to the Elk Ranch Flats area that lies just one mile south of the junction in the northern area of the park.
Motorists should expect a travel delay between 7 and 8 a.m. as cattle are herded from their summer pasture to the Pinto Ranch. Park rangers will provide traffic control on the highway during this cattle drive.
To avoid the travel delay, motorists may choose to use an alternate route and drive the Teton Park Road between Jackson Lake Junction and Moose Junction.


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