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Written DirectionsNorth entrance....Go south of Billings and I-90 on highway 212 through Red Lodge (MT). About 15 minutes south of town you go UP! way up to nearly 11,000 feet. Extreme road. About 2 hrs later after going over the top and down a even narrower south decent into Wyoming, you can go West into Yellowstone Park on 212 through Cook City, or East to Cody on the Chief Joseph scenic Highway, and it is nearly as good as the Beartooth! From the East do yourselves a favor and come from Sheridan over the Bighorn Mountains(another great route!). Suggest if going South to forget Yellowstone Park and go east! Fantastic mountain route. If you gotta see the park..Turn around at Sheridan and go back in on 14 through Cody. Don't miss these roads!
SceneryThis road will curl your hair. Lotsa UP and DOWN, little guardrails, awesome scenery. You couldn't build a better route than this one! Expect to see as many bikes on this road as cars! Everything from incredible mountains, dense forest, rivers, rocks to snow and tundra. And a whole lot of "straight down"!. Photo contributed by visitor in May 09: "Beartooth Pass In August 2008."
Drive EnjoymentSteep grades, endless hairpin curves, countless switch-backs, good pavement as no trucks, campers dare go up this one!
Photo contributed by visitor in May 09: "Bear Tooth Pass Photo - August 2007."
Photo contributed by visitor in Jul 09: "View from overlook in MT. This is a stop with resrtooms and photo ops."
Photo contributed by visitor in Jul 09: "Near the summit on 212 in MT. Rain in the distance."
Tourism OpportunitiesJust lots of pullouts to peer over the edge!
Motorcycle Road Additional info- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .
I've ridden a lot of beautiful roads in this country but, the Beartooth Hwy is without question my personal favorite. I'm going back to Sturgis in 2013 and I'm taking a friend of my to Yellowstone just so we can ride the Beartooth Hwy on the way back to Sturgis. This was a ride that was on my Bucket list and making the trip was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Don't miss this road!
Bring along a jacket liner, as even in early September when I was here, there was still snow on the ground from the previous year, and it was very chilly in a mesh jacket.
Photo Gallery of Beartooth Pass (52 Photos)
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