Wyoming Scenic Drives: Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway

Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway is one of the most beautiful drives in the West, passing through some of the continent's most wild and spectacular country. The landscape changes dramatically along the way, from high desert badlands to alpine conifer forests and sage-covered hills.

The Centennial Scenic Byway begins nearly 7,000 feet above sea level, then climbs even higher, crossing the Continental Divide at the 9,658-foot Togwotee Pass. Before it reaches the pass, the byway offers a series of stunning views, including the Upper Wind River Valley, two mountain ranges, and strikingly shaped cliffs and rock formations.

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The descent into Grand Teton National Park is equally dramatic, with wonderful views of the jagged-peaked Grand Teton range as the road plunges down into Jackson Hole Valley.

The route provides access not just to Grand Teton, but to Yellowstone National Park to the north and the Jackson resort area to the south. Recreational opportunities are available all along the way, including two national forests with campgrounds and hiking trails, rivers and lakes popular for fishing and boating, and, in winter, venues for skiing and snowmobiling.

Chances to spot wildlife -- including elk (which spend their winters in the National Elk Refuge near Jackson and their summers in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks) -- are abundant.

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