Beartooth Pass: enjoy a road among the clouds

Beartooth Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.342m (10,964ft) above the sea level located in Park County, in northwest Wyoming, USA. The road to the summit, known as the Beartooth Highway, is heralded as one of the most scenic drives in the United States.

Beartooth Pass

The road to the summit is totally paved and takes you through some of the most stunning alpine scenery you'll ever see. There are quite a few switchbacks and it’s quite curvy so does get harrowing at times. The pass marks the highest point of the road. It's one of the highest roads of Wyoming.

The pass is usually open each year only from mid May through mid October. The road was opened on June 14, 1936. It is never very steep but contains amazing views down into the valley as you ascend multiple switchbacks. Snowstorms can occur even in the middle of the summer at this altitude and the pass is also known for strong winds and severe thunderstorms. A minor well maintained road at the summit leads to Beartooth Pass Vista Point, a rest stop with great views.