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4.91 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.91
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Beartooth Pass

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jul 01, 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 23, 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!

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Guest
July 28, 2013
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
On my trip from NY to Seattle I knew I was going to love this ride. Went from Cody thru Chief Joseph Highway ( a terrific road in its own right) and then over Beartooth Pass. This was the most enjoyable day of riding my motorcycle ever and since.
Wish I had time to go back and do the pass 2 more times before continuing to Lolo Pass. The snow drifts on the sides were over 6 feet in places Temp at end of june were just fine.
A definite must do ride.
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RedWing04
February 21, 2015
38 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Rode this route summer of 2014 for the second time. This ride has got to be the top ride in the USA. Beautiful scenery, good twisties and good road surface. On this ride the weather was super, but it can change dramatically and at almost 11,000 feet the rain can be cold and wind can be severe. Well worth the time to travel this road even if you have togo out of the way to get there. If going north to south take the Hiway 296 turnoff and travel to Cody, WY. This is another great ride.
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Damnit
March 24, 2013
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
By far the best route into Yellowstone! Spend a day and night in Red Lodge so you can get an early start.
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