Fissures and cracks open near Jenny Lake, closing the Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point attractions in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Fissures and cracks open near Jenny Lake, closing the Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point attractions in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park has closed the Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point tourist attractions because of concerns that a fissuring rock wall could pose a danger, as growing cracks and fissures were observed in the large buttress above Hidden Falls. The main crack is about 100 feet (30 meters) long and runs horizontally along a rock wall that’s at least 100 feet tall.

Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point are located in the popular Jenny Lake area and are among the park’s busiest attractions. Other Jenny Lake attractions, including the ferry, remain open.

Grand Teton National Park officials say there is no estimate for when the park’s popular Hidden Falls area will reopen to the public…. more

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