Teton Pass is on Highway 22 in Wyoming between Victor Idaho and Jackson Wyoming. This is a bad road for an RV. Summer or winter. Trailers are not allowed on Teton Pass in the winter. Also in the winter turnouts are often packed with snow and snowplows.
Elevation: 8429 feet
Length: 17 miles
Terrain: 10% grades on both the east and west side of the pass. On the west side, the 10% grade starts at the summit, and trucks are warned to use low gear for the next three miles. On the east side, the 10% grade starts at the summit, and trucks are warned to use low gear for the next 5.5 miles.
Turns: There are many 20 mile-per-hour turns on both sides of the pass.
Turnouts: Nearly all turnouts are on the right side of the road when eastbound. All pictures are from west to east in order.
I am including pictures of the obvious turnouts, just in case you decide that you want to drive over Teton Pass — at least you have been warned. This would be worth a one hundred mile detour.
Turnaround locations: Westside — Coal Creek Trailhead, at the apex of the first switchback, west of Mt Glory Avalanche Chute. Eastside–Phillips Bench Trailhead, west of Mt Glory east Avalanche Chute.
Runaway truck ramps: When descending on the east side there are two runaway truck ramps, both require you to cross the road to the left, through head-on, uphill traffic.
Closures in the winter should be expected due to avalanche danger and snow removal. Numerous avalanche paths cross the road. To control for large avalanches Wyoming sets off numerous small avalanches, typically in the morning. Avalanches bury the road in snow and then are removed by snowplows.
Wyoming Department of transportation Web Camera Link Wyoming Travel Information Service
Teton Pass — Our experience
We drove from Victor to Jackson and into Grand Teton National Park while we were staying in Idaho right after we spent most of September in and around Yellowstone. Here is our post about the Swan Valley when we made our day visit. More hunting in Idaho
We did not take our RV over Teton Pass — only our car. Every RVer we know who has taken this route has regretted the decision. Even if you are successful you will be going very slow both uphill and downhill and everyone behind you will be unhappy..
Next time, we hope to spend an extended time in Grand Teton National Park, and probably will visit it from the east, headed west. We won’t be crossing Teton Pass in our RV — ever.
Here is our link to our interactive map. Bad Roads for RVs