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8.4 miles

Flagstaff Road

Togwotee Pass

Fee: $0.00 - donations appreciated


Drive north from Jackson on Hwy 89N to Moran Junction. Continue east on Hwy 26/ 287 East for 16 miles up Togwotee Pass. Drive past Togwotee Mountain Lodge (on left (north)) for 1 mile. Park on the right (south) side of the highway. Allow approx 1 hour drive time from Jackson.


Flagstaff Road, a Bridger Teton US Forest Service snow-covered dirt road, is set high on the west side of Togwotee Pass. With its high elevation of 8,800 feet, Flagstaff Road receives early snowfall and colder temperatures, providing opportunities for early-season cross-country skiing and fat biking. It is the upper section of the CD Trail (Continental Divide) and is skied as an out-and-back.

Parking: available on the right (south) side of the highway.

Skiing Experience: Flagstaff Road offers varied terrain, best suited for classic cross-country or backcountry Nordic skis, or fat bikes. Weekends and holidays may experience increased snowmobile use.


Beginnings: From the parking lot, head down a slight downhill to the east to a bridge crossing the creek. After crossing the bridge, the trail curves south, then west, gradually ascending into mixed forest and open groves.

Uphill Stretch: The trail continues west through undulating terrain, gradually gaining elevation.

Views: After a few miles, a distant view of the Grand Teton emerges.

Return: Continue along the trail as far as your time allows, then return via the same route to the parking lot.

Winter Grooming/Winter Conditions: The trail is groomed for snowmobile use from mid to late December to March depending on snow conditions, leaving a packed track surface.

Fat Bikers: Suitable for fat biking.

Remember to Recreate Responsibly: Plan and prepare; Leave No Trace; Respect wildlife. Consider donating to Friends of Bridger Teton to support our local national forests recreation.

Elevation gain: 87m