Signal Mountain Information & Guide
About the Signal Mountain Area
The Signal Mountain Summit Road climbs 800 feet (242 meters) to amazing panoramic views of the Teton Range, Jackson Hole valley and Jackson Lake. There are two overlooks providing the views, and it is recommended that you go to both. The road is narrow and winding, deep in the trees, but when you reach the top, the views open up so that you can see all the way south to the town of Jackson, and north to the mountains in Yellowstone. There is a convenient bathroom near the top as well, but vehicles over 25 feet are not recommended, the parking and turnarounds are tight.
Wildlife in the Signal Mountain Area
Watch for large animals on the road. Drive slowly at night. The speed limit on US Highway 26/89/191 is 45 mph from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise. Elk, bison, and mule deer frequently migrate at night and may be difficult to see. Moose use roads as travel corridors. Hitting a large animal at highway speeds has resulted in fatal accidents. Careful driving protects you and the wildlife. Always wear your seatbelt.