Teton Centennial Trail & Pathway
The Community Foundation of Teton Valley was pleased to award the City of Victor with a $2,500 Grant Award during this year’s 2017 Fall Competitive Grant cycle. The city was awarded two Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) grants to construct a paved pathway from Moose Creek to State Line, including a bridge, parking lot upgrades, and a Hwy 33 underpass tunnel to the Mike Harris area. These FLAP grants require a substantial match in order to fund. This grant money will be pooled with the match requirement necessary to fund the project.
The Teton Centennial Trail, Bridge, and Tunnel project is a collaboration between the US Forest Service, City of Victor, Teton Valley Trails and Pathways, Western Federal Lands Highway Division, and Idaho Department of Transportation. Additional collaboration with Teton County, Wyoming and Friends of Pathways in Jackson has been ongoing due to the cross state lines nature of the pathway system over Teton Pass. Grant funds will contribute to the required local match that the City of Victor has committed to and seeks to fund in part with community contributions.
This project, along with ongoing work in Wyoming, seeks to complete one of the last remaining sections of the visionary Grand Teton/Yellowstone pathway loop that runs from Jackson, through Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone Park to West Yellowstone, south through Island Park, Ashton, the Ashton‐Tetonia Trail Idaho State Park to Tetonia, Driggs, Victor, and back over Teton Pass to Jackson. When completed, this loop will be one of the premier non‐motorized geotourism attractions in the world, particularly for cyclists.