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Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This less difficult trail switchbacks nicely, making the steepest sections of hillside manageable. The pass offers fantastic views all the way down Berry Creek
to Jackson Lake. Unlike most passes in the Park, Jackass offers little scenery itself. Once the trail gains the mesa and nears the Pass itself, it enters a lodgepole forest.
From the top you have access to the a multitude of USFS trails, or Conant Pass
and Survey Peak Trail
in Grand Teton.
Jackass Pass was historically the Conant Trail, and crossed the Snake River not far north of the mouth of Berry Creek
, passed north of Elk Ridge, up Berry Creek
south of Survey Peak, and over the pass itself. Conant Pass
, basin, creek and trail were named for Al Conant, a homesteader living west of the Tetons. Beaver Dick Leigh claimed that in 1865, Conant came close to drowning in the creek named after him.
Shared By: Tom Robson