Grand Teton water fall viewing area reopened to public
Aug. 10, 2018
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — The popular Hidden Falls attraction in Grand Teton National Park has been reopened to tourists.
The falls viewing area and Lower Inspiration Point on the west shore of Jenny Lake had been closed since July 10 out of concern that a rock buttress could come loose and fall onto the area.
But after studying the rock, park staff concluded that the Hidden Falls Viewing Area is safe even if the rock buttress should fail because any rockfall that might occur is unlikely to reach the viewing area due to distance and terrain.
A closure remains in effect for an area that is used to practice rock climbing and park staff continue to monitor cracks in the rock buttress.