Driving Directions

From Salt Lake City, Utah to Jackson Hole

Just over 300 miles or between 5 and 6 hours

There are about five ways to get to Jackson Hole from Salt Lake City. Here are the three which we feel are the best routes:

#1: Through Evanston, WY.  Most locals use this route.  It is usually the fastest and trafffic is generally not an issue. Take I-80 East out of Salt Lake
Take WY-89/ WY-16 North at Evanston
Bear right (East) continuing on WY-89/ WY-16 at Sage Creek Junction
The road will end at US-30 where you will turn left
Continue north through Cokeville to Border Junction.
At Border Junction, Turn right onto WY-89/ WY-61
This road joins with US-89 in about 10 miles
Continue North on US-89 through Thane, near Freedom.
Bear right at the US-26/ US-89 junction continuing North to Jackson on US-89
Bear left at Hoback Junction continuing North on US-89/ US-191

Route #2: Through Soda Springs, ID and Freedom, WY. Some locals think this is the quickest route.  From Soda Springs Idaho to Freedom Wyoming the road is narrow and winding but very scenic and traffic is light.
Take the I-15 North out of Salt Lake City towards Pocatello, ID.
Turn Right on US-30 to Lava Hot Springs, Lund, and Soda Springs, ID
In Soda Springs, turn left at 3rd E. Street, which is ID-34.
You will be on a bridge crossing the Railroad tracks.
In about a block turn right on E. Hooper Ave. (part of ID-34)
ID-34 bends to the right at Greys Lake
As you enter Freedom,turn right on County Line Rd.
Continue less than a mile, and then turn Left at WY-239
Continue for about a mile and a half, then Turn Left on US 89 just after passing Freedom Arms.
Bear right at the US-26/ US-89 junction continuing North to Jackson on US-89
Bear left at Hoback Junction continuing North on US-89/ US-191

Route #3: North from SLC through Utah and Idaho and then over Teton Pass
This route keeps you on the interstate more but is the longest in drive time. Note: This route is not recommended for those with RV’s or trailers or during winter weather. Teton Pass is a steep, long pass.
Take the I-15 North out of Salt Lake City towards Pocatello, ID.
Take the US-20 Business/ Broadway St. (exit 118)
Turn right onto Broadway
Turn left onto N Yellowstone Ave./ ID-43/US-26.
Stay on US 26 to Swan Valley
In Swan Valley, turn left onto ID 31
Follow ID-31 to Victor, ID.
In Victor, turn right (East) on ID-33.
Follow ID-33 over Teton Pass where it becomes WY-22
Follow WY-22 to US 89/Broadway.

Denver, Colorado to Jackson Hole

Just under 500 miles and between 8.5 and 10.5 hours
Take I-25 N to Cheyenne WY
In Laramie, turn onto I-80 W
Take I-80 to Rock Springs
Go North on US-191
Becomes US-191/ US-189 at Daniel Junction
Becomes US -191/ US-89/ US-191 at Hoback Junction.
This same road becomes Broadway in the town of Jackson
From Rock Springs, WY

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Rock Springs, Wyoming to Jackson Hole

200 miles or between 3 and 4 hours.
This is a scenic, easy drive north from Rock Springs. Be sure to look out for elk, deer, and antelope. The Wind River Range can be seen off to the right on a clear day. Note: please watch the speed limits as you pass through small towns along the way.

Directions
The drive is quite simple. Just get on US 191 and continue north.
From I-80, go North on US-191
Becomes US-191/ US-189 at Daniel Junction
Becomes US -191/ US-89/ US-191 at Hoback Junction.
This same road becomes Broadway in the town of Jackson

You will pass through Pinedale, Daniel Junction, Bondurant, and Alpine on the way. All have gas stations and other services.
Enjoy this scenic drive through western Wyoming.

Idaho Falls, Idaho to Jackson Hole
Just over 90 miles or just under 2 hours

There are 2 ways to get from Idaho Falls to Jackson Hole. The first and most used goes over Teton Pass. The second goes through Alpine and up the Snake River Canyon.

Route #1: Over Teton Pass
Take US 26 East to Swan Valley
In Swan Valley, turn left on ID 31
Follow ID-31 to Victor, ID.
In Victor, turn right (East) on ID-33.
Follow ID-33 over Teton Pass where it Becomes WY-22
Follow WY-22 to US 89/Broadway.

Route #2: Via the Snake River Canyon. This route is longer, but quite a bit flatter, too. Recommended for those with trailers or during severe winter weather.
Take US 26 East to Swan Valley
Continue on US-26 to Alpine
At Alpine, WY turn left at US-89
US 89 becomes US 191/US-89 at Hoback Junction.
Continue North to Jackson