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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!

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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lkvb5753
August 26, 2016
27 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
did this ride aug 12 of 2016. simply amazing started in red lodge, and rode to cooke city. in cooke city we ate at buns and beds which was owned by a couple from pittsburgh, having my steeler cap on it was a great time, and good food. if you are ever in the area this is a MUST ride. on the way back to cody we also took in part of the chief joesph, two great rides in one day. the only thing i dont understand is how this is rated below the blue ridge parkway. been on both and it not even close. did 4640 miles in 15 days. took in all the sites and rides in the area. no matter where you go its all great scenery.
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Streetglyde
March 14, 2014
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
Detoured to Cody on the way to Sturgis in 2013. Rode Beartooth and agree its one of the best. Live and ride in Colorado and we are going back again to ride it this year.
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JGO4TH
October 3, 2011
3 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
What an incredible ride! Took the Bear Tooth Pass on my way to Sturgis and it was the highlight of my trip. The traffic was light and the weather was perfect. It's also true about the guard rails. I noticed that on the Montana side, they have guard rails...but on the Wyoming side, not so much. This was a great ride with great views.
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