Togwotee Pass

Togwotee Pass, a paved road in the Absaroka Mountains

Togwotee Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.920m (9,580ft) above the sea level located in Teton County, in the U.S. state of Wyoming.

Located in the Absaroka Mountains, within the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the pass is traversed by the U.S. Highway 287 and U.S. Highway 26. Both highways are paved and steep and will lead up and over the pass. Snowfall at the pass often exceeds 25 feet (760 cm) (reports of over 50 feet (15 m) of snow are also known) in any given winter and the road can be shut down for days at a time during blizzards.

The pass is 89.15km (55.4 miles) long, running from Moran (in south central Teton County) to Dubois (in Fremont County). The pass is named for Togwotee, a subchief of the Sheepeater tribe.

 

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