A three-state drive past two popular lake recreation areas that takes you across the Continental Divide, through high forest, then descends to a broad farming valley along the back side of the beautiful Teton Range on the Teton Scenic Byway. The first 40 miles of this route has several interesting and scenic side drives or alternate routes. Whether starting from West Yellowstone or U.S. Highway 87, Montana, the drive is about 125 miles. Special attractions: Henry’s Lake State Park, Island Park Recreation Area, Targhee National Forest, Harriman State Park and Wildlife Refuge, Teton Range and Teton Pass. Boating, fishing, hiking, and other outdoor sports opportunities abound along the entire route. Nearby points of interest: Hebgen Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Caldera Park Lookout, Mesa Falls Scenic Byway and Falls, Grand Targhee Resort, and Jedediah Smith Wilderness. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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