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Stephen Bennett
(stephenusc1) - F

Locale: North Carolina
Snowshoeing in the Tetons on 01/03/2011 14:14:02 MST Print View

Hi all, first post so here we go.

My wife and I are venturing to Jackson Hole in less than 2 weeks for our honeymoon and wanted to do some snowshoeing while we're out there. Can anyone give us some recommendations on some good 2-3 hour jaunts in the area. Nothing too horribly difficult b/c I've never done the snowshoe thing and I imagine my progress will be, let's say, scaled back from normal expectations. Thanks in advance.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: teton snowshoeing on 01/03/2011 14:55:38 MST Print View

Stephen,

If you enter the park via the "normal" entrance at Moose you'll head north and soon come to the end of the plowed road. The foothills just west and north of that parking lot are small, rolling, and usually have a number of well trafficed trails. A great place to wander, both on and off trail, and get used to snowshoeing. The views of the mountains are, on a clear day, absolutely spectacular.

Driving north and exploring the east shore of Jackson Lake is also very nice. Again, great views of the mountains.

Stephen Bennett
(stephenusc1) - F

Locale: North Carolina
Follow up on 01/03/2011 19:51:25 MST Print View

Thanks for the info. I assume they stop plowing at about flag ranch or so? How well is the main road maintained out there in the winter?

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: follow up on 01/03/2011 22:08:40 MST Print View

Not sure if the highway "ends" at Flagg or goes up to the south entrance of Yellowstone. Should be decently plowed either way. Ditto the road to Taggart Lake in the park.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Snowshoeing in the Tetons on 01/04/2011 09:41:22 MST Print View

I believe the road is closed winters starting at the Flagg Ranch.

Gabe Joyes
(gabe_joyes) - F

Locale: Lander, WY
Tetons on 01/22/2011 21:42:11 MST Print View

The road closes at Flagg Ranch. It is snow packed all winter long, same with the highway going over Togwotee Pass. If you have never been there, check out Togwotee. I went backcountry skiing up there today and it was awesome.