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Jackson Hole Remains Open to Visitors, Encourages Patience As Teton Pass Temporarily Closed

By Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Board

JACKSON, WY (June 10, 2024) – Jackson Hole continues to welcome visitors through alternative routes after Teton Pass, a gateway road from the west, temporarily closed due to road failure.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced Monday that crews are working to build a detour that would facilitate travel from Teton County, ID to Teton County, WY in a few weeks while they develop a long-term plan to rebuild the road. Teton Pass is one of four main entry ways into Jackson Hole, WY, and all other routes remain unaffected.

According to a press release issued by WYDOT, “geologists and engineers are confident they can build a safe, temporary detour around the slide area using local fill material and paving two temporary lanes. They are hoping to have a temporary detour open to the public, likely with some strict weight and width restrictions, in a few weeks.”

Visit Jackson Hole and Teton County informs travelers looking to access Jackson Hole from the west to seek an alternate route using HWY 26 and HWY 89 via the Snake River Canyon. Hotels, businesses, landmarks, and activities in Jackson Hole continue to be available to travelers looking to experience this popular summer destination. The Jackson Hole Airport remains open, flights into and out of Jackson are unaltered, and the roadway between the airport and Jackson is open. Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks also remain open and accessible from Jackson Hole, as well as from the east, north, and south. In addition, major landmarks and activities within Teton County, ID and the surrounding areas, including Grand Targhee Mountain Resort, are accessible via Victor and Driggs, ID.

“Teton County, WY and Teton County, ID are resilient and interconnected communities. During the closure of Teton Pass, both destinations will continue to deliver a world-class visitor experience while supporting the internal needs of our residents and hospitality industry,” says Erik Dombroski, Board Chair of the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board. “We thank WYDOT and the road crews for working hard to access and repair the roadway as quickly as possible and connect our communities again.”

For up to date information and for travelers interested in learning how this closure may affect their trip, click here. Visitor service agents are available to assist in making trip alterations or to provide support in route adjustments. Call a visitor service agent at (307) 733-3316.

Travelers and residents are encouraged to stay up to date with road information and obey all roadside signs, traffic control devices, and closures. To help mitigate impact, support commuters, and reduce traffic on roadways, consider utilizing the public transportation system (START Bus) and bike paths or avoiding travel during peak commuting hours.


Through strategic allocation of Teton County’s lodging tax funds, the Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Board stewards Jackson Hole toward a sustainable destination, where our leadership, marketing, management, and community engagement ensure the vitality of our natural and human ecosystems.