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).
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