Do you want to experience an unforgettable adventure? Take a scenic road trip to Wyoming! Jackson Hole is located in one of the most beautiful regions in the country, and there’s no better way to explore this area than by driving through it. In this blog, we’ll tell you all you need to know about the great adventure that awaits you. Learn how long the drive is from Idaho Falls, where you can stop along the way, and how to make your trip eco-friendly. It’s time to get in the car and start driving!
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3 Things to Think About Before Starting Your Road Trip to Wyoming
How Long Is the Drive?
Getting to Jackson Hole from Idaho Falls is quick and easy. The drive is about two hours without traffic but can take longer depending on which way you go and how many stops you make. There are two main routes to choose from: one follows the Snake River and the other climbs over Teton Pass. Read on to discover the benefits of each of them.
Note: We highly suggest making your road trip one big loop! Take one route on your way into Jackson Hole and the other on the way out.
What Stops Can You Make Along the Way?
No matter which of these routes you choose, there are a number of places to stop and explore on your way to Wyoming!
Snake River Route
The Snake River drive is the longest of the two at approximately 120 miles. This route takes you through Palisade Dam and follows the river, which originates in Yellowstone National Park. The Snake River route is dotted with quirky, artistic towns, exquisite restaurants, and unique boutiques. This is a great choice if you want to take it easy and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.
Teton Pass Route
The Teton Pass route is about 100 miles long and takes you through Swan Valley, Pine Creek, Victor, and, of course, the scenic Teton Pass. We highly recommend stopping at the top of the pass to soak in the view. You’ll even be able to spot the south end of Jackson Hole!
How Can You Make Your Trip Eco-Friendly?
Did you know that there are ways to make your road trip to Jackson Hole eco-friendly? At Bentwood Inn, we are dedicated to sustainability and ensuring our B&B is as green as possible. To help the environment, you can start by sharing a ride. If you and a friend or family member are traveling to the same destination, you can save gas by traveling together. (Plus, it will be cheaper to split the bill at the station!)
Next, remember to limit your plastic use on the way here. We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle that you can fill up rather than a handful of plastic ones. Lastly, shop and dine at locally owned businesses! This supports our local economy and helps the community grow.
Stay in Jackson Hole’s Top B&B
We bet you’re excited to start your drive to Wyoming! We can’t wait to host you. After a few hours of traveling, you’ll need a place to unwind and stretch your legs. Look no further than the Bentwood Inn. Our B&B is one of the top inns in the area and offers an unforgettable experience as well as luxurious amenities. Adopt a slower pace of life, enjoy some well-deserved rest, and preserve the environment while doing so. Browse our selection of accommodations today and make your trip a reality!