Embrace the detours and discover new adventures.

We understand that the temporary closure of Teton Pass may cause some concerns for your upcoming visit. However, we want to assure you that your vacation in Teton Valley will still be amazing.

Below, we’ve provided some helpful information and alternative travel routes to ensure you have a smooth and enjoyable trip. Our beautiful region offers stunning scenery, a variety of activities, and unforgettable experiences that are well worth the extra travel time. Please read on for details on how to make the most of your stay despite the road closure.

When will Teton Pass Re-Open? 🤠 Weeks NOT Months!  Yeah!

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced (Monday, June 10th at 9am) that they are working on re-opening the pass in “weeks not months”.  The pass should be re-opened in early July!  The damage to the road is significant, but given its importance to the region, every effort is being made to expedite repairs. While we don’t have a specific timeline yet, we will keep you informed as soon as we receive any updates.  This is GREAT news!

Can I get to Teton Valley from the Jackson Hole airport? YES

There’s a beautiful alternative route via Hoback Junction from Jackson, Wyoming. This scenic drive takes you through Hoback Canyon following the Snake River to Alpine, Wyoming, then to Swan Valley, Idaho, and finally over Pine Creek Pass to our stunning Teton Valley. Yes, it adds about 50 minutes to your travel time, but the breathtaking views make it worth every minute. And don’t miss the chance to stop for the famous square ice cream in Swan Valley!

All other roads into Teton Valley are unaffected.  If you are coming in from the south, west, or north, your routes to paradise remain the same!

Can I get to Grand Teton National Park? YES

Visitors can still access Grand Teton National Park from Teton Valley without using Teton Pass by taking a scenic alternative route. Start your journey by heading over Pine Creek Pass, which offers stunning vistas and a peaceful drive. Continue through Swan Valley, ID, known for its breathtaking views and the famous square ice cream. Next, you’ll pass Palisades Reservoir, a perfect spot for a quick stop to enjoy the water and mountain scenery. As you enter Alpine, WY, you’ll find charming local shops and eateries. The drive then takes you through Snake River Canyon, offering more stunning views and opportunities for outdoor activities. Finally, you’ll arrive in Jackson Hole, with the entrance to Grand Teton National Park just north of the town. This beautiful drive will take just over two hours. We suggest planning to visit the Jackson side of Grand Teton National Park one day and then immerse yourself in the splendor of the “quiet side” of the Tetons right here in Teton Valley. Don’t let the secret out, but the Tetons might be even more enjoyable from this side without the crowds and expense.

Can I get to Yellowstone National Park? YES

Access to Yellowstone National Park remains unaffected by the Teton Pass closure. Visitors will drive north out of Teton Valley with the stunning Tetons off to the right, offering a picturesque backdrop as you roll through the agricultural rolling hills towards Island Park. From there, you’ll enter Montana and arrive at West Yellowstone, the entrance to the Park, in just about 1.5 hours. There are a few different routes we suggest when entering from the West. We recommend visiting the Prismatic Spring on the way to Old Faithful. From there, you have several options, but our favorite is to head up to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then venture into the Lamar Valley before returning to the West entrance for dinner and heading home. This scenic route ensures you won’t miss out on any of Yellowstone’s iconic attractions and provides a memorable drive through some of the region’s most beautiful landscapes.

Tips for a Smooth Journey
  • Check Road Conditions: Stay updated on road conditions and weather forecasts through resources like the Idaho Transportation Department. This helps you avoid surprises and plan accordingly.
  • Allow Extra Time: Detours might extend your travel time a bit, so leave earlier to ensure a stress-free trip. The journey is part of the adventure, so enjoy the ride!
  • Stay Informed: We’re here to help. We’ll keep you updated with the latest travel routes and conditions. If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out.