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Driving from Pinedale to Dubois via Union Pass

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Driving from Pinedale to Dubois via Union Pass

Hi, has anyone driven or able to offer advice re driving from Pinedale to Dubois via union pass? We are travelling to Wyoming in Sept (hooray) and would like to cut across the mountains. Is the road suitable for vehicles or specific vehicles?

thanks

Gerard

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1. Re: Driving from Pinedale to Dubois via Union Pass

The visitors center in Pinedale can provide you with a map of the route over Union Pass. A large portion of that route is dirt road, and most of it is in good condition; however, there are some rough spots on the Pinedale side of the pass that, though passable with a sedan, require careful driving. (You may want to check your rental car agreement to see if you're permitted to drive on such a road.) It's a pretty drive, with some large pastures and a few mountain lakes. Union Pass is set in a fairly flat area, so you can drive over the pass and hardly notice it.

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2. Re: Driving from Pinedale to Dubois via Union Pass

Thank you for that, I'll check with the rental folk. As we are travelling from Ireland, can you recommend any "must see" while we are there?

Gerard

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3. Re: Driving from Pinedale to Dubois via Union Pass

As far as summer activities in Jackson Hole, consider these:

http://www.jacksonholenet.com/

take the tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain

www.jacksonhole.com/summer-ride-the-tram.html

or have a drink on The Deck at the Couloir restaurant

jacksonhole.com/summer/…summer-dining.html

then take the road to the top of Signal Mountain for great views of the valley; take a drive through the park and surrounding areas; hike in GTNP; horseback ride; ride a stagecoach at the town square

jacksonholenet.com/entertainment/stagecoach_…

attend the Jackson rodeo

http://www.jacksonholerodeo.us/

watch the shootout on the town square

www.jacksonholenet.com/events/shoot_out.php

(Mon-Sat at 6:00pm, Memorial Day-Labor Day); bike on valley and park pathways tetonwyo.org/pathways/docs/Pathways_County_M…

jacksonholewy.net/summer_recreation/biking.p…

attend the dinner-theater at the Jackson Hole Playhouse

http://www.jhplayhouse.com/

take a float or whitewater trip on the Snake River; soak in a hot spring; soar over the Tetons in a hot air balloon

http://www.elevatedballooning.com/

tour the National Museum of Wildlife Art

http://www.wildlifeart.org/

and the Museum of Jackson Hole

http://www.jacksonholehistory.org/

go fly fishing; eat bison and elk at dinner; ride the alpine slide at Snow King

snowking.com/Activities_Summer_AlpineSlide.a…

stop in for a drink at the Cowboy Bar

http://www.milliondollarcowboybar.com/

and the Silver Dollar Bar

www.worthotel.com/dining-entertainment/

go to the dinner/music show of the Bar J Wranglers at the Bar J Ranch

http://www.barjchuckwagon.com/Wranglers.html

or attend another chuck wagon dinner; shoot a variety of firearms at the local gun range

http://www.shootinjh.com/

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4. Re: Driving from Pinedale to Dubois via Union Pass

Thanks!!! That'll keep us busy!

Gerard

Pinedale, Wyoming
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5. Re: Driving from Pinedale to Dubois via Union Pass

visitpinedale.org/activities/…union_pass

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6. Re: Driving from Pinedale to Dubois via Union Pass

Thank you for the link! Lots of information there

Regards

Gerard

Jackson, Wyoming
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7. Re: Driving from Pinedale to Dubois via Union Pass

I drove Union Pass road yesterday (Aug 9 2013). It is 75 miles more or less of mostly rough gravel and dirt. It is not suitable for any passenger car. We were in 4 wheel drive high clearance pickup. You definitely need an SUV with all-wheel or 4-wheel drive. By all means, stop at the Visitors Center in Jackson for the latest info on current activities. I have come to volunteer every summer for the past six. I'm glad I made the trip once but see no reason to ever repeat it. Thought the scenery was spectacular.

Jackson, Wyoming
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8. Re: Driving from Pinedale to Dubois via Union Pass

I drove Union Pass road yesterday (Aug 9 2013). It is 75 miles more or less of mostly rough gravel and dirt. It is not suitable for any passenger car. We were in 4 wheel drive high clearance pickup. You definitely need an SUV with all-wheel or 4-wheel drive. By all means, stop at the Visitors Center in Jackson for the latest info on current activities. I have come to volunteer every summer for the past six. I'm glad I made the trip once but see no reason to ever repeat it. Thought the scenery was spectacular.

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9. Re: Driving from Pinedale to Dubois via Union Pass

Hi, that's really useful, thank you for the update. As Sept approaches it's really good to get the latest.

regards

gerard

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10. Re: Driving from Pinedale to Dubois via Union Pass

The Pinedale visitors center (the Pinedale Chamber of Commerce) is probably the best place to check for road conditions. The Jackson Hole visitors center is unlikely to have the information you need. For more information, see post 5 above.

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