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4.93 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.93
114 Reviews

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jun 30, 2001

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FBFletch
11 McR Points
November 1, 2012
I rode the Beartooth Hwy on August 5, 2011. It…
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Poola
February 22, 2012
Went to Cody, WY in July 2010 for the 70th annual…
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Written Directions

North 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!

Scenery

This 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 Enjoyment

Steep 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 Opportunities

Just lots of pullouts to peer over the edge!

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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PhaedrusFlyz
April 13, 2020
149 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I was surprised when I first rode this road. The way I found it was looking at a map, trying to figure out how to get to Yellowstone National Park. I just chose the route with the most curves, other than that I had no expectations. I left Red Lodge in the morning and was amazed mile after mile. The only thing that might pass as a con was the wind when I got to the pass. It felt like I was going to get blown off the mountain. When I parked the bike to take photos, I wasn't sure if the wind was going to blow it over.
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NixToNothing
May 14, 2018
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Such a fun route with breathtaking scenery! We decided to ride through on a whim while leaving Sturgis and heading to a friend's ranch in Paradise Valley, MT. Riding East to West was definitely a great way to experience the pass and descending into Yellowstone was very beautiful and relaxing. I can't wait to ride through here again soon!
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wormdirt
June 20, 2013
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Must do ride.
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