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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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WVrider
March 2, 2017
89 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
This is a spectacular ride not to be missed if out that way. We rode it on June 6th 2014 and there was still some 12 foot drifts on the sides of the road and lots of snow but beautiful.
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tdk79
September 13, 2012
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
The Beartooth was the inspiration for our trip from Chicago in late August, 2012. There isn't an adjective to describe the beauty of this road. Be prepared for any weather, even in the summer (it snowed on Beartooth in early August). Well maintained, smooth asphalt. Plenty of pull-outs for stopping. Not at all dangerous or challenging, but extremely exciting! The best ride ever!
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Guest
August 10, 2012
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Rode Beartooth Pass on opening day May 28, 2010. This is the best of the best bar none. Heavy fog coming up the Chief Joseph trek. Once above the fog brilliant sunshine and snow drifts 8 & 9 ft high! Temps were in the 50's in Cody and dropped to 35 on the pass. The spectacular scnenery and sheer adventure of riding the pass the very morning it opened offset the cold temps.

Coasted into Red Lodge and tied up the iron horses in front of a saloon to have a celebratory beer. What a memory! Do this in your first life on earth.
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