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Illegal group of 50 dirt bikers do serious damage to Grand Teton NP's historic Mormon Row area

MOOSE, Wyoming — National Park Service investigators are looking for information related to activities that caused significant resource damage along historic Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park recently.

Teton Interagency Dispatch Center received a call at approximately 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, about a group of people riding dirt bikes in an open field and operating a drone along Mormon Row in the park. According to the reporting party, and a video captured via cell phone, approximately 50 people were there with an organized dirt bike event. The group began to breakdown the course and load the mini bikes as the reporting party called the park and recorded their activities. Park rangers immediately responded to the scene, but the group already left the area. What remained is approximately 1,000 feet of track that is two to ten feet in width. This event was not authorized and caused significant resource damage.

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