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Old 06-27-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Jackson hole route help

Has anyone been through teton pass east to west with a large Class a and what's it like? I recently had a scary descent down the big horn mountains on 14 alt and I'm a little gunshot at this point.

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Came into Jackson Hole that way 3 years ago to avoid construction in Yellowstone. The grades are steep (up to 10) and the switch backs are tight. We came through in a Jayco Seneca super C and weren't towing. It was challenging but we made it just fine. Downshifted and used the Jake brake. Never broke 35mph. Our traveling companions were in a 40' American Eagle and towing and we could really smell their brakes by the time we were at the bottom!
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if 14a made you pucker you will need a" pry bar" when you get off teton pass.
you don't indicate where you are heading after jackson. there is several easier routes
leaving the area.
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WY 22 west from Jackson (Wilson) you climb steadily for quite a long time. At the peak of the pass you will then start decent to Driggs, ID. Slope going up and down is or exceeds 10% for good long stretches. Sharp switchbacks and few pull outs available. Gentlest way west would be W. Yellowstone US 20 to Idaho Falls or even west US 26 from Jackson to Idaho Falls. US 26 follows the Snake River through the mountains, little elevation change.
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Has anyone been through teton pass east to west with a large Class a and what's it like? I recently had a scary descent down the big horn mountains on 14 alt and I'm a little gunshot at this point.

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Sorry, should have read more carefully. We drove West to East from West Yellowstone to Jackson.
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Thanks for all the help . I will avoid Teton Pass. I should have added that my destination is Glacier National park, west side Kalispell area. It sounds like west Yellowstone route will be lessor a pucker factor. I want no more parts of a 10% grade
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I want no more parts of a 10% grade
I suggest that you acquire a copy of Mountain Directory West for Truckers, RVs ... it is available from Amazon.com

Order here

This directory shows all the descents of mountain passes west of the Mississippi River ... I bought one ... I should have bought it earlier ... and please don't ask why I said that.
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I suggest that you acquire a copy of Mountain Directory West for Truckers, RVs ... it is available from Amazon.com

Order here

This directory shows all the descents of mountain passes west of the Mississippi River ... I bought one ... I should have bought it earlier ... and please don't ask why I said that.
X2. I have the East as well.
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x3 - definitely helped me choose the route we are taking!
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