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The Beartooth Highway, a National Scenic Byways All-American Road, is a 67 mile stretch of US Highway 212 with breathtaking views of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains, in Wyoming and Montana, USA. The road climbs up the Beartooth Pass, at an elevation of 10,947 ft (3,337 m) above the sea level.

This section of U.S. Route 212 between Red Lodge, Montana and Cooke City, Montana, is the highest elevation highway in Wyoming (10,947 feet) and Montana (10,350 feet), and is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies. In the surrounding mountains, glaciers are found on the north flank of nearly every mountain peak over 11,500 feet high. The road itself is the highest elevation highway in Wyoming (10,947 feet) and Montana (10,350 feet), and is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies.


Because of heavy snowfall at the top, the pass is usually open each year only from mid May through mid October. Snowstorms can happen even in summers, and strong winds and severe thunderstorms can be usual. The expected driving time to complete the 69 miles (111km) is around 2 hours. Avalanches and heavy snowfalls can sometimes block some sections of the road and can be extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. Conditions can change quickly and be harsh. Road closures can be frequent, so check conditions before traveling to this area.


The Beartooth Highway it’s an easy access to Yellowstone National Park at its northeast entrance. The weather conditions at the Beartooth Highway can be harsh, because it crosses some extreme parts of the country, reaching 10,977 and surrounded by 20 mountain peaks that reach over 12,000 feet. But summertime temperatures can range from the 70s on sunny days to below freezing during sudden snowstorms. 


The road is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. The Beartooth Highway was opened on June 14, 1936. Heralded as one of the most scenic drives in the United States, the Beartooth Highway, a National Scenic Byways All-American Road, features breathtaking views of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains, and open high alpine plateaus dotted with countless glacial lakes, forested valleys, waterfalls and wildlife.




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0 #4 Diane 2014-10-12 21:04
We drove this from Red Lodge to Cooke City a few years ago. It was one of the highlights of our trip. I would love to drive it again one day. The scenery was incredible. In late June there were still places with 12 to 14 feet of snow on the sides of the road and the temperature dropped to around 40 degrees at some of the highest points.
0 #3 Jill 2014-10-05 07:33
We unintentionally drove on 212 leacing Yellowstone national park in September. It was overwhelming to say the least! Between the ears popping, motion sickness due to the switch backs and the insane drivers tailgating me, I was unnerved to see all the rock slides and remains of recent ones which had taken out whole sections of the roads. Just crazy! I will say I wouldn't want to have missed it for a second. I am not a thrill seeker, ESPECIALLY when it included my 3 little children.
Just make sure your car is in great running condition and that the weather is going to be good. I am so blessed the Lord kept us safe!
0 #2 atj 2014-10-01 17:00
Drove the Beartooth in August 1994 from Cooke cCty to Red Lodge and on to Laurel and I90. Camped over night in Custer National Forest - not easy to find a rock free area to set the tent. Woke to find a dusting of snow on the ground. Great memories of a great drive.
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