Togwotee Mountain Pass in Wyoming

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Togwotee Pass

Bisecting the Wind and Gros Ventre mountain ranges at an elevation of 9,658 feet, Togwotee Pass is considered by many as one of the most scenic drives in the country.

  • Togwotee Pass crosses the Continental divide at 9,658 feet.
  • Snowmobilers enjoy hundreds of acres of powder riding during the winter months.
  • Countless hiking trails let summer visitors enjoy the wildflower bedecked mountain slopes.
  • The pass covers approximately 40 miles of stunning Wyoming wilderness and takes about an hour to cross. 

Overview

Togwotee Pass WY is the summit of the Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway, which runs from Dubois, WY to Pinedale, WY.

Driving Directions

If coming from Yellowstone, drive along the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Parkway, then bear left on Highway 26/287 at Moran Junction. From Jackson, take Highway 26/89/189 and from Dubois, WY, drive west on Highway 26/287. Both highways will lead up and over the pass.

Time/Distance

The drive to and from Moran Junction, over the pass to Dubois is about 55 miles and takes about an hour. To and from Yellowstone, up and over the pass to Moran Junction is about 50 miles and also more or less an hour's drive.

Highlights

  • Drive past sage covered hills and coniferous alpine forests.
  • Take in breathtaking views of the Grand and sweeping vistas of the Breccia Cliffs.
  • Dominating the view along U.S. Hwy. 26/287 for a number of miles are the castle like Pinnacle Buttes.
  • During the summer, explore the landscape by foot and get an impressive look at Brooks Creek Falls from the Falls Campground or hike to the Wind River Lake and enjoy a picnic and some fishing.
  • During winter months, Togwotee Pass Wyoming serves as a recreational area for backcountry ski enthusiats, snow mobiliers, cross country skiers and dogsledders.

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