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Review of Beartooth Highway

Beartooth Highway
Ranked #160 of 703 things to do in Wyoming
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Owner description: Nestled between two scenic wilderness areas, this drive is considered the "most beautiful road in America."
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I have family in the area (near Cody, WY) and so they took us on a drive along the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway and from there, the Beartooth Highway. We then took this back to Red Lodge MT, and took HWY 120 back to Cody.

It is an amazing drive worth setting aside an afternoon for - it's not long, but there are many twists, turns and high elevation switchbacks. Plus, the views are stunning and worth stopping to view!

This drive takes you along the Beartooth Mountains (via the Beartooth Plataeu), above the treeline in many cases. I've been here in the summer and had a snowball fight :) Places of interest are the 'Top of the World' store, mountain lakes (I believe we stopped at Island Lake), many places to view the 'beartooth', an overlook of Pilot's Peak and Index Peak, and Rock Creek Vista Lookout with some great switchbacks overlooking the valleys on the Montana side.

Note - this highway is closed in the winter (from about late October to May).

Thank Lisamarie1138
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

On a sunny afternoon, we drove on this highway and reached the summit after two hours from the East gate of Yellowstone National Park.
The scenery was wonderful and beyond comparison.
If you are visiting Yellowstone, don't miss this One....!

2  Thank HongKong1234
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We went up and over this pass just because it is so high in elevation. Indeed it is high, over 10,000 feet, and the road is narrow in places and winding, but the views are simply spectacular. I'd strongly encourage travelers to take the time to drive up and over Beartooth Highway, but yes, the road is a bit difficult in places. Also, be advised, there are no restrooms or restaurants along the way, and only one little gift shop (with a rather rude employee).

Thank mrliterature
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

It was fantastic, among others for the huge packs of snow. We did expect more of it though. Great road

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

If you are travelling to or from Yellowstone and Billings as a destination then this route is a must. We were travelling up from Cody to Billings and somebody suggested we take the route via the Chief Joseph Highway which then connects with the Beartooth Highway. We are so glad we did. Both routes have spectacular scenery and the climb up to over 10,900ft just gets better and better. Even at the end of May there was plenty of snow around but all the roads were clear. This is the route that also takes you through to the north east entrance to Yellowstone.

Thank JVPG
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