Gros Ventre Slide Bridger-Teton National Forest

Gros Ventre Junction, Wyoming

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General description: A 28-mile paved and unpaved route into the Bridger-Teton National Forest past an enormous landslide. This drive begins in the broad valley known as Jackson Hole and follows the Gros Ventre River up into the Gros Ventre Mountains past a gigantic landslide that happened earlier this century. It follows a historic route into Jackson Hole over Union Pass used by Indians, settlers, and mountain men. The name Gros Ventre (pronounced grow vont) was given by early French fur trappers to a local Blackfeet Indian clan and means “big belly.” This is an excellent and easy escape from the crowds that flock to the main road through the heart of Grand Teton National Park. The 3.4-million-acre Bridger-Teton National Forest is the second largest in the lower 48 states and includes several large wilderness areas. Special attractions: Gros Ventre Slide, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, hot spring, hiking, scenic views. 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.

Gros Ventre Slide: Bridger-Teton National Forest Professional Review and Guide

"General description: A 28-mile paved and unpaved route into the Bridger-Teton National Forest past an enormous landslide. This drive begins in the broad valley known as Jackson Hole and follows the Gros Ventre River up into the Gros Ventre Mountains past a gigantic landslide that happened earlier this century. It follows a historic route into Jackson Hole over Union Pass used by Indians, settlers, and mountain men. The name Gros Ventre (pronounced grow vont) was given by early French fur trappers to a local Blackfeet Indian clan and means “big belly.”

This is an excellent and easy escape from the crowds that flock to the main road through the heart of Grand Teton National Park. The 3.4-million-acre Bridger-Teton National Forest is the second largest in the lower 48 states and includes several large wilderness areas. Special attractions: Gros Ventre Slide, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, hot spring, hiking, scenic views. 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."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Gros Ventre Junction
Distance: 28
Season: Summer and early fall. Snow generally closes much of the road the rest of the year.
Local Contacts: Bridger - Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Gros Ventre Slide: Bridger-Teton National Forest

Recent Trail Reviews

8/23/2009
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Beautiful drive away from the crowds. We saw lots of wildlife as well. we actually went for fishing, which wasnt awesome but we did catch a few trout.


8/21/2007
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Nice easy drive off the beaten path. The Road is a little rough up bay the lake and above it. The best view of the slide area is pass the scenic view point because of the trees.



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May 2018