Sylvan Pass in Wyoming: A Paved Gateway Through Yellowstone NP

Sylvan Pass is a high mountain pass situated at an elevation of 2,607m (8,553ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Teton and Park counties, in the US state of Wyoming.

Sylvan Pass

Is the road to Sylvan Pass in Wyoming paved?

Situated in the northern part of Wyoming, on the east side of Yellowstone National Park, the scenic road leading to the summit is fully paved and is designated as US 16. The pass was named after the nearby Sylvan Lake. There's a risk of avalanches.

How long is Sylvan Pass?

Located within the Absaroka Mountains, the first road through the pass was constructed in 1914. The road traversing the pass is 125km (77.8 miles) long, extending from Lake Village (in Teton County) to Cody (in Park County). Sylvan Pass sees traffic from around 1,200 vehicles daily, making it one of the most heavily traveled east-west routes in Wyoming.