Togwotee Snowmobile Directions

Togwotee Vehicle Directions to Snowmobile Trailhead

Vehicle Directions to Togwotee Snowmobile Parking Lot #1

Black Rock Ranger Station Bottom of Togwotee Pass.

Faster on Trail Access – Best for Touring+ Crossover Snowmobiles 

41 miles North of Jackson Hole

Parking Lot GPS Coordinates: 43.82465608220318, -110.35647722421439

  • Turn Right out of Jackson Hole Adventure Rentals onto US-191 N for 2.1 miles until you reach the town square intersection
  • Turn Left onto US-89N (Cache Street) and continue for 6.9 miles until you arrive at a traffic circle.
  • Continue Straight through the traffic circle continuing north on US-89N.
  • 6 Miles later you will pass the Moose Junction on your left hand side.
  • Continue Straight 17.5 miles you will pass the Glacier View, Teton Point, and Snake River Overlook. Other points of interest include the Triangle X, and Moosehead Ranch, and the Elk Ranch Flats Turnout just before reaching Moran Junction.
  • Continue past Moran Junction (do not turn left at Moran Junction) 8.14 miles. You will pass though Buffalo Valley, passing the Fireside Resort in Buffalo Valley (Phillips 66 Gas) and the Hatchet Resort (Sinclair Gas).
  • 500FT Past the Hatchet Resort will be the National Forest Service Access Parking Lot on your right hand side. You will see a National Forest Service Sign on your Right (FN-30160) where the (CD) Continental Divide Trail System begins.
  • If you pass this parking lot you can also park at the Ranger Station located 500Ft down the road. If you start going up the mountain you missed both parking areas!

Turn by Turn Directions. Google Map Link to Togwotee Black Rock Parking Area #1.

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Togwotee Black Rock Parking Area #1

Vehicle Directions to Togwotee Snowmobile Parking Lot #2

Mid Mountain Direct Lodge Access to Togwotee Mountain Lodge

Direct Lodge Access Best for All Snowmobile Types & Levels

48 Miles North of Jackson Hole

Parking Lot GPS Coordinates: 43.81625889309154, -110.20666925956571

  • Turn Right out of Jackson Hole Adventure Rentals onto US-191 N for 2.1 miles until you reach the town square intersection
  • Turn Left onto US-89N (Cache Street) and continue for 6.9 miles until you arrive at a traffic circle.
  • Continue Straight through the traffic circle continuing north on US-89N.
  • 6 Miles later you will pass the Moose Junction on your left hand side.
  • Continue Straight 17.5 miles you will pass the Glacier View, Teton Point, and Snake River Overlook. Other points of interest include the Triangle X, and Moosehead Ranch, and the Elk Ranch Flats Turnout just before reaching Moran Junction.
  • Continue past Moran Junction (do not turn left at Moran Junction) 15.6 miles will lead you to the main snowmobile parking area before Togwotee lodge. You will pass though Buffalo Valley, passing the Fireside Resort in Buffalo Valley (Phillips 66 Gas) and the Hatchet Resort (Sinclair Gas). Just past the Hatchet Resort (1500FT) you will see the Blackrock Ranger Station on your right hand side before starting up the mountain. 5 miles past the ranger station you will pass Turpin Meadows on your left hand side. Continue 3 miles past Turpin Meadows and look to your left hand side. There will be a blue sign with a snowmobile on it on your right hand side just before the parking lot.
  • If you pass a gas station and Togwotee lodge on your left you just missed the parking lot by 1700Ft.

Turn by Turn Directions. Google Map Link to Mid Mountain Parking Area #2

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Togwotee Mid Mountain Parking Area #2

Vehicle Directions to Togwotee Snowmobile Parking Lot #3

Top of Togwotee Mountain Pass

 Best for Experienced Riders + Off Trail Riding Access Points 

57 miles North of Jackson Hole

Parking Lot GPS Coordinates: 43.752703847700744, -110.06842190597271

  • Turn Right out of Jackson Hole Adventure Rentals onto US-191 N for 2.1 miles until you reach the town square intersection
  • Turn Left onto US-89N (Cache Street) and continue for 6.9 miles until you arrive at a traffic circle.
  • Continue Straight through the traffic circle continuing north on US-89N.
  • 6 Miles later you will pass the Moose Junction on your left hand side.
  • Continue Straight 17.5 miles you will pass the Glacier View, Teton Point, and Snake River Overlook. Other points of interest include the Triangle X, and Moosehead Ranch, and the Elk Ranch Flats Turnout just before reaching Moran Junction.
  • Continue past Moran Junction (do not turn left at Moran Junction) 24.5miles will lead you to the top of Togwotee Pass. You will pass though Buffalo Valley, passing the Fireside Resort in Buffalo Valley (Phillips 66 Gas) and the Hatchet Resort (Sinclair Gas). Just past the Hatchet Resort (1500FT) you will see the Blackrock Ranger Station on your right hand side before starting up the mountain. 5 miles past the ranger station you will pass Turpin Meadows on your left hand side. Continue 4 miles past Turpin Meadows and look to your left hand side where you will pass the Togwotee Mountain Lodge. There are roughly 5 different turnouts that you can park at between the lodge and the top of the pass. If you pass a sign for Wind River Lake you have passed the last two turnouts before heading down the backside of the mountain towards Dubois.

Turn by Turn Directions. Google Map Link to Top of Pass Parking Area #3.

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Togwotee Top of Pass Parking Area #3

Togwotee Snowmobile Directions

Snowmobile Directions from Togwotee Snowmobile Parking Lot #1.

Faster on Trail Access – Best for Touring+ Crossover Snowmobiles 

Suggested Route #1 : Black Arrows Continental Divide Loop  42 Total Trail Miles

Access to the (CD) trail system begins directly out of parking lot #1. There will be a temporary gate across the trail system to keep vehicles from entering the snowmobile trail. Ride the snowmobile past the gate heading up hill. 300ft up the (CD) trail system on your left hand side you will see the (CDA) trail system intersection. I typically take this trail on my way back to the truck and trailer. Continue straight down the (CD) trail.

Roughly 1.5 miles down the (CD) trail you will have a nice Teton Overlook Viewpoint on your right hand side. The next intersection you will pass will be the (D) trail coming in on your left hand side. Continue around the bend on the (CD) trail. 2 miles down the trail you will see an open meadow to your right. This is the (O) trail intersection. The O trail is not recommended.  Please continue straight on the (CD) trail for another 3 miles.

The next intersection you will come to will be the (K) trail on your right hand side heading down a hill. We suggest staying to the left in this intersection and continuing down the (CD) trail. 1.2 miles later on your left hand side you will see the (CDA) trail intersection. Make a mental note as this is a good short cut back to parking lot #1. We suggest you take this on your way back. Continue down the (CD) trail another 1.4 miles until you reach the (V) intersection on your right hand side. Take the right onto the (V) trail.  You will head down the (V) trail for 9.8 miles until you see the (K) trail intersection on your right hand side. Continue straight another 1.1 miles until you ride down a hill and intersect the (CD) trail again. Turn left. 1 Mile up you will see the X trail intersection coming in from you right hand side. Continue straight on the (CD) trail system for 5.4 miles. Here you will come across the (I) and (CD) trail intersection.

If you want to head up to Togwotee lodge continue on the (CD) another 1.5 miles. If you head to the lodge you have the choice to cross the road or you can continue down the trail another .5 mile once you see the lodge and it will take you to a tunnel that runs under the road and leads you to a parking lot. Backtrack the .5 miles on the trail past the parking lot and it will dead end you into the lodge. Snowmobile parking can be found on the far right hand side of the parking lot closest to the Red Fox Saloon. 

If you want to skip the lodge and head back to the parking area take the left onto the the (I) trail instead of continuing straight on the (CD). 2.4 miles down the (I) trail you will intersect with the (CD) trail system again. Continue 5.4 miles down the (CD) trail. You will pass the (V) intersection on your left that you took earlier. Continue 1.4 miles down and you will see the (CDA) trail come in from your right. We suggest taking the right onto the (CDA) trail. You are more than welcome to just continue straight down the CD and backtrack the trail system back to the parking lot. If you take the (CDA) trail you will continue 3.6 miles until you hit the (CDA) and (D) trail intersection (D trail continues straight and is typically not groomed) . Take a right and continue on the (CDA) trail for 2.4 miles until you reach the (CD) trail. Take a right on the (CD) trail and in 300 yards you are back to your starting point!

Parking Lot GPS Corrodents: 43.82465608220318, -110.35647722421439

Downloadable/ Zoomable Full PDF Continental Divide Trail System Map

Red Arrow Extension to Brooks Lake Lodge.  Total 63 miles

If headed from Blackrock (Parking lot #1) to Brooks Lake Lodge you are looking at a 20.8 mile extension to the black arrow route. At the (CD) and (X) intersection if you are coming from the (V) trail you will make a right. For 7.3 miles you will go up and past Two Oceans Mountain through a tunnel under the highway past Wind River Lake. 3 miles or so down the trail the road splits where the groomed trail continues down to your right. You will see the covered in snow road continue straight and go up, the road is not groomed this direction in the winter. Follow the snowmobile trail down and right to stay on the (X) trail. You will see the (XA) trail come in on your right hand side. Continue straight on the (X) trail and it will take you right past the lodge on your left hand side. You can cruise past the lodge another mile or so for a beautiful view of the Pinnacle Buttes in the distance. To head back to parking lot #1 backtrack on the (X) trail to the (X) and (CD) intersection. You can then either take the (CD) trail back or you can backtrack the (V) trail. For more details please refer to the black arrow information to your left.

Snowmobile Directions from Togwotee Snowmobile Parking Lot #2

Direct Lodge Access Best for All Snowmobile Types & Levels

Parking Lot #2 located .2 miles before the lodge gives you excellent mid mountain access. For trail riders we have two mapped loops that we suggest the (CD) to (V) called the Upper Loop and the (CD) to (K) called the lower trail loop. You are more than welcome to access any number of trails or off trail riding environments along the way. (depending on which sled type you have rented)

First, we will discuss the Upper Loop (CD) to (V) Black Arrows. This is the most popular loop as it keeps you close to the lodge, has other riders on the loop to help if you have an issue and is close to the parking area. There is no right or wrong direction to ride this loop. Usually, I start by taking the trail out of the parking lot south (away from the lodge) which takes you down a short trail under the highway via a tunnel to a trail split. At the split I go right and up the hill. This trail is a connector trail and can be a bit rough as it is not groomed very often. Its less than a mile long and will lead you to the main CD Trail. (If you would like another option that is less rough but longer you can make a left at the split just past the tunnel and proceed 1.5 miles until you run into the (CD)/(I) intersection. Here make a right onto the (I) trail and in 2 miles you will be at the same intersection as the connection trail) Once you hit the main trail system I head right for 4 miles. At each major intersection you will see a posted trail map with a you are here sticker. You will find the (V) trail at the next major intersection heading to your left. Take the left and proceed 9.8 miles down the trail. You will then see the (K) trail coming in from your right hand side. For another 1.1 miles you will proceed out of the trees into more open meadows before reaching the (CD) trail intersection. Here you will make a left. In 1 mile you will come to an intersection with the (X) trail coming into the (CD) trail from your left. Continue another 6.9 miles and you will pass just by the lodge and back to the first split next to the tunnel. If you take the tunnel to your right you will be back in parking lot number #2.

Another option would be the Lower Loop (CD) to (K) Pink Arrows.  This trail system is suggested for those that would like to take a longer loop that is more remote with less riders. This trail loop is not used as much due to the lower elevation. I would suggest checking with our front desk staff if you plan on riding this in the early or late season. If you are here Dec 23-Mar 5 you should have no issues with the access. The starting directions are similar to the route above. I start by taking the trail out of the parking lot south (away from the lodge) which takes you down a short trail under the highway via a tunnel to a trail split. At the split I go right and up the hill. This trail is a connector trail and can be a bit rough as it is not groomed very often. Its less than a mile long and will lead you to the main CD Trail. (If you would like another option that is less rough but longer you can make a left at the split and proceed 1.5 miles until you run into the (CD)/(I) intersection. Here make a right onto the (I) trail and in 2 miles you will be at the same intersection as the connection trail) Once you hit the main trail system I head right for 4 miles where you will reach the (V) intersection. Continue to your right down the (CD) trail for another 1.4 miles and you will see the (CDA) intersection come in from your right hand side. 1.2 miles past that you will see the (K) trail intersection to your left hand side. (CD trail continues straight all the way to blackrock parking area 1) Once you take the left onto the (K) trail continue down the trail for another 1.6 miles. You will pass the (O) trail coming in on your right hand side. We do not suggest riding the O trail. Continue 1.5 miles until you hit a split in the trail system. Here you will make a left that will take you down and cross a bridge. (The (W) trail system continues straight). Here the (K) trail will continue for 11.8 miles after crossing the bridge you will gain elevation as you climb up into some wide open meadows. This is a great area to practice off trail riding as the meadows are wide open and you can pop on and off the trail easily. You will then head into the trees on your way to the (E) intersection that will come in from your left hand side. Continue on the (K) trail for 2.5 miles until you reach the (V) trail intersection where you will make a right. (Side note you can loop the V trail back to your parking area as well). For our example we will follow the black arrows and continue for another 1.1 miles you will proceed out of the trees into more open meadows before reaching the (CD) trail intersection. Here you will make a left. In 1 mile you will come to an intersection with the (X) trail coming into the (CD) trail from your left. Continue another 6.9 miles and you will pass just by the lodge and back to the first split next to the tunnel. If you take the tunnel to your right you will be back in parking lot number #2.

Snowmobile Directions from Togwotee Snowmobile Parking Lot #3,4,5

 Best for Experienced Riders + Off Trail Riding Access Points 

Between the mid mountain Togwotee Lodge and the Top of the Pass you will find multiple day us pull out parking spots that climb slowly in elevation. The GPS coordinates for the parking lot will take you to the very top of the pass before you start heading down the backside. On your way to this parking area you are more than welcome to stop at any parking turnout. Some turnouts have direct access to a trail and some are off trail access points only. For beginner to intermediates I strongly suggest starting near or on a trail. For intermediate to experienced off trail riders you can start anywhere you choose. For most the left hand side of the road (heading north from the lodge) towards Dubois will be for experienced off trail riders only. These access points like lost lake and the rock gardens are great for those that want to gain elevation quickly. Here you can reach mid to high 10s within minutes of off trail riding. On the right hand side you can find Grizzly Creek which has a bunch of technical creek drainages.  Continuing south you will find lower elevation technical tree riding as well as some good beginner and intermediate off trail riding zones. For most experienced off trail riders you will want to stay higher in elevation instead of heading south. Although, you never know where some good low elevation snow can be hiding! Two Ocean and Sublette peak can offer some good technical tree riding as well as some serious hill climbing.

When you unload at the Top of the Pass you will have some good open beginner/intermediate off trail riding  meadows to your right hand side. There is no direct trail access but you do have the (X) trail roughly .2 miles off of the road down in the valley of the meadows. The (X) trail if you take it north will take you back under the highway towards brooks lake lodge (about 7 miles down the trail) . Here you will find technical tree riding as well as some mountain sled paths towards Sublette peak and the cliff range behind Brooks Lake.  If you take the (X) trail south it will lead you down in elevation through some fun tree lines and back to the open meadows down by the (X/CD) trail intersection. There are a lot of secret’s hidden in the trees on both sides of the road!

Parking Lot GPS Corrodents: 43.752703847700744, -110.06842190597271

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