Teton Pass

The Teton Pass is a high mountain pass, locally the highest point along that route, connecting Jackson, Wyoming with Victor, Idaho. Topping out at around 8,500 feet, the 22-mile pass is a monster with a 10% grade both up and down the pass with lots of twists and turns. Due to the heavy amounts of snowfall, the pass itself is virtually impassable in the winter.

This particular stretch of road is also traversed by avalanche slide paths, including the Glory Bowl slide area. Popular to those who enjoy backcountry skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking, the pass is often closed every morning in order for the Wyoming Department of Transportation to conduct avalanche control.

Though the trek through the pass is sometimes treacherous, those willing to take the trip will experience the beauty of the Grand Teton National Park, one of the most breathtaking parks in Wyoming. Snow lovers also enjoy the great ski areas at the Jackson Hole Mountain Ski Resort and the Teton Pass ski area, located in Lewis Range, Montana.