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North Highway 89 Pathway seasonal closure begins today

The seasonal closure of the North Highway 89 Pathway between the Town of Jackson and Grand Teton National Park will go into effect Wednesday, November 1.

The five-mile stretch between Flat Creek and the Gros Ventre River closes during the winter to reduce impacts to migrating elk and other wildlife that winter on the National Elk Refuge.

The seasonal closure is a condition of the agreement between Teton County, Wyoming and the National Elk Refuge to maintain the pathway and offer recreational activities on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service property.

County maintenance crews will close the gates installed along the length of the pathway.

Refuge officials remind the public that crossing over the pathway to approach the Refuge fence for photographs or wildlife viewing is still a breach of the pathway closure.

The five-mile stretch reopens on May 1.

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