Togwotee Pass

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Togwotee Pass

Submitted By: mallen on October 18, 2011

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From the top of Agassiz the line descends to down the high alpine ridge to the east.  Just short of the saddle it descends to the skiers right towards the south and town.  This route then followes the avalanche path and drainage for long beautiful run.  At the bottom you begin meandering right towards the Leroux fire scar.  Once you hit Freidlein Prairie Road this is the end of the run and you follow the road to skiers right back to snowbowl road. This is a long run, make sure you carry a map.  It flattens out at the end and you would like to get back to snowbowl road so you can get a ride back up to the ski area.  Please also be advised that this is the ski run where the only Arizona avalanche fatality occured, be smart.

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Togwotee Pass is on the continental divide located between Dubois and Moran Junction in Wyoming. North of the highway are the Absaroka Mountains and south of the highway are the Gros Ventre Mountains. The area receives a ton of annual snow, but is a bit remote, with the nearest (big) town being Jackson Hole. Day trips to Togwotee Pass can also be made from Lander.

How to Get There

From Jackson: Drive north from the Town Square on Cache Street. This turns into 26/89/189. Continue north to Moran Junction, then bear right continuing on 26/287. The road will climb up to Togwotee Pass. There are areas to park on the South side of the highway.

From Lander: Drive north out of town on 287. At the junction with 26, continue west on 26/287 until you reach the pass.

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