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Teton Pass

Teton Pass (el. 8431 ft./2570 m.), is a high mountain pass located in the Teton Range near the border between southeastern Idaho and northwestern Wyoming between the towns of Jackson, Wyoming and Victor, Idaho. The pass provides access from Jackson and the Jackson Hole valley to the Teton Basin and southeastern Idaho.

Wyoming Highway 22 crosses the pass and becomes Idaho State Highway 33 at the border. The pinnacle of the pass is 8,400 feet and located approximately 11 miles (18 km) west of Jackson, Wyoming. The maximum grade on the road is 10%. Several avalanche slide paths traverse the road along its length, including the famous Glory Bowl slide area. During the winter months, the road is often closed in the early mornings for avalanche control by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. The area is a popular backcountry skiing destination for both locals and visitors.

The pass is located in the Teton Range a few miles south of Grand Teton National Park. Parts of the pass are located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Wilson a small town, sits at the base of the east side of the pass and Teton Village and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski area is nearby.

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