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Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch
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The reservation system is open for the 2016 season.

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The Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch offers the most affordable and accessible lodging for climbers in Grand Teton National Park. Located inside the park a mere three miles south of Jenny Lake and four miles north of the Park Headquarters in Moose, WY ( map), it provides perfect access to the climbing in the Tetons. The purpose of the Climbers' Ranch is to provide both climbers and non climbers with overnight accommodations without the congestion and time limitations of public campgrounds. The AAC Climbers' Ranch is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.

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• $16/night for AAC members, $25/night for non-members
• Open June 10th through September 12th, 2016;
• Office Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily
• Climbers must supply their own sleeping bags, pads, cooking equipment, food, towels, and other personal gear
• Tent and trailer camping is not available at the GTCR
• The GTCR offers co-ed dormitory-style accommodations in small log cabins that sleep 4-8 people each.
• Amenities include: the cook shelter, a dish and pot washing sink, toilet facilities, hot showers, and a small mountaineering library.


No pets are allowed at the GTCR. Special permission can be obtained from management for seeing-eye or aid dogs but you must contact the ranch manager beforehand.
The possession of firearms on any part of the concession property is prohibited, including within any guest cabin or other structure. This prohibition applies to all employees, lodging guests and other visitors.
Cancellation Policy
No cancellation charge and 100% of deposit refunded if notice is received more than 30 days in advance of arrival date. 50% of deposit refunded if cancellation notice is received between 7 and 30 days of arrival date. No deposit refunded if cancellation notice is received within 7 days of arrival date.
Late Arrivals: Reservations for multiple days are automatically cancelled without refund unless notice of late arrival is provided to the ranch by 11:00 A.M. on the second day of the reservation.
Smoking is prohibited in all guest cabins and other indoor spaces at the Climbers' Ranch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a way to stay for free?
Absolutely! We run Work Week every year in June to get the GTCR prepped and ready to go for the season. If you volunteer for the entire week, you'll get to stay for free through all of June. For more information, click here.
What are the "Rustic Bunkhouse Accommodations" like?GTCR Bunks.jpeg
The Climbers' Ranch offers primitive, co-ed dormitory-style lodging in a communal setting. Guests are housed in open, one room cabins with other climbers, sleeping on wooden bunks wide enough to accommodate one sleeping bag and gear, or two-sleeping bags snugly. All guests share a men's and women's bathhouse offering showers, sinks and toilets. A communal cook shelter is provided where guests can setup their cooking stoves and enjoy the fellowship of the climbing community.
Can I rent a cabin?
No. The Climbers' Ranch rents bunks in a dormitory-type setting.
Can you guarantee my group will be housed together?Cabin.jpeg
No. The Climbers' Ranch is setup to provide lodging to climbers going into and coming out of the backcountry. Bunks are filled as they come available. Parties larger than two will most likely be housed in more than one cabin though we will always pair two members of a group together so
that no one is in a cabin by themselves.
How many other climbers will be in the cabin with me?
Our cabins vary in size from 4 to 6 to 8 bunks. It is not possible to request a particular cabin or cabin size since bunks are filled as they come available.
What about children?GTCR Climbing Wass.jpeg
The Climbers' Ranch is open to everyone. Because cabins are one-room, open spaces and climbers may be leaving for climbs in the middle of the night (aka an "alpine start"), young children – and their parents – may have difficulty sleeping. That said, children are welcome and encouraged to experience the rustic accommodations of the Climbers' Ranch.
What if I share a bunk with my spouse or child?
The Climbers' Ranch charges very low rates and the rates are applied per person for adults and children regardless of bunk sharing. Guests are more than welcome to share bunks.
Can I camp in my vehicle or tent and use the facilities?
No. The Climbers' Ranch contract with the park prohibits vehicle or tent camping on Ranch property. There are several excellent campgrounds nearby. We do however sell showers to non staying guests.
Is there a guest kitchen?CookShelterBreakfast.jpeg
No. Guests must bring their own cook stove for use at the cook shelter. The Climbers' Ranch provides coolers and plastic containers for dry food storage free of charge and sells ice for keeping food items cool.
Is internet access available?
Yes, there is a hard-wired, public-use computer with internet access in the Ranch Library. Due to the remoteness of the Ranch, wireless internet is not available.
Are there any guide services in the area?
Absoutely. Both Exum Mountain Guides and Jackson Hole Mountain Guides offer AAC members 10-15% discounts for any day climbs in the area.
Do I need my AAC member card to verify membership once I arrive at the Ranch?
Ideally yes, but staff at the Ranch can verify your active membership by checking the AAC member database if needed.
Does the GTCR provide an airport shuttle?
No, there is no public transport to the GTCR, please plan accordingly. Taxis are available at the airport, but cost approximately $70 each way.
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Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch
PO Box 57
Moose, WY 83012
(307) 733-7271 (June 1 to September 12 only!)
All other times (303) 384-0110

Please, only call regarding issues pertaining directly to the Ranch. If you need information on the park or conditions, roads, etc., the Grand Teton National Park Service will be able to give you much better information: (307) 739-3399.
Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch brochure

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