Some beautiful turnouts on the way to Teton Pass in WY
Teton Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.571m (8,435ft) above the sea level, located in Teton County, in the U.S. state of Wyoming, near the border with Idaho.
Is Teton Pass paved?
Set high at the southern end of the Teton Range, the road to the summit is paved with sharp turns. It’s called Wyoming Highway 22 (Teton Pass Highway) and becomes Idaho State Highway 33 at the Idaho border. The first road to the summit was built in 1913.
Is the Grand Teton Pass open?
The road to the summit is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions. There are several avalanche slide paths traverse the road along its length, including Glory Bowl slide area. During the winter months, the road is often closed in the early mornings for avalanche control by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Trailers are not allowed over the pass during the winter months.
How long is Teton Pass?
Located within the Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming, the pass is 28km (17.4 miles) long running from Wilson (in Teton County, Wyoming) to Victor (in Teton County, Idaho). At the summit, a minor gravel road climbs up to Teton Peak, at 2.643m (8,671ft) above the sea level.
How difficult is Teton Pass?
The road is not easy. It features a 10% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. It is dangerous and hazardous for overweight trucks due its grade steepness, grade length and curve severity that can cause trucks to lose control. After dark it's a special thrill.