Teton Pass

Some beautiful turnouts on the way to Teton Pass

Teton Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.570m (8,431ft) above the sea level, located in Teton County, in Wyoming, near the border with Idaho, in USA.

Located at the southern end of the Teton Range, the road over the pass 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 maximum grade on the road is 10%.

How long is Teton Pass?

Located within the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the pass sits between Wilson (in Teton County, Wyoming) and Victor (in Teton County, Idaho). It’s 28km (17.4 miles) long.

Is Teton Pass dangerous?

The road is open year round. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery and can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. There are several avalanche slide paths traverse the road along its length, including Glory Bowl slide area. The road is dangerous and hazardous for overweight trucks due its grade steepness, grade length and curve severity that can cause trucks to lose control. During the winter months, the road is often closed in the early mornings for avalanche control by the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

 

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