A curvy paved road to Craig Pass in the heart of Yellowstone

Craig Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,525m (8,284ft) above sea level, located in Teton County, in the U.S. state of Wyoming.

Craig Pass

Is the road to Craig Pass in Wyoming paved?

Nestled in Yellowstone National Park, the road to the summit is fully paved and is known as Grand Loop Road (U.S. Route 191). This route offers a scenic journey with countless turns and twists. The pass was named after Ida Craig, believed to be the first tourist to cross it after its completion in September 1891. At the summit, there's a small parking area beside a body of water called Isa Lake, though it more closely resembles a pond than a lake.

How long is Craig Pass in Wyoming?

The pass stretches 27.19km (16.9 miles) from West Thumb Junction to Old Faithful. Some sections of the road are quite steep, with gradients reaching up to 7.9%.

Is Craig Pass in Yellowstone National Park open in winters?

Positioned on the Continental Divide, the pass is generally open throughout the year. However, it may face brief closures during winter due to adverse weather. It's worth noting that certain portions of the road are completely closed during the winter months.