A 57-mile paved highway that climbs from Jackson Hole at the base of the Tetons over a high pass through the Absaroka Range and down into the colorful badlands of the Wind River Valley. This drive, part of the Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway, follows a high, lushly vegetated mountain route over the Continental Divide via a pass through the southern end of the Absaroka mountains. Along the way, you will pass through lush mountain forests, by rocky crags and pinnacles, past short side trips to mountain lakes and waterfalls, to finally end in dry, red-rock badlands. Because the highway leads to the Grand Teton/Yellowstone area, it is relatively busy.
Special attractions: Bridger-Teton National Forest, Shoshone National Forest, Teton Wilderness, Washakie Wilderness, Brooks Lake, Brooks Lake Creek Falls, hiking, fishing, scenic views, fall color. 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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