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Beartooth Pass

Address: U.S. Highway 212, MT
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Ranked #11 of 413 Activities in Montana
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Snowmobiling
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Snowmobiling
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Rowlett, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I rode the Pass in mid-June, with 5 motorcyclists. The views were breathtaking! The road is in great shape. We started in Red Lodge and rode to Yellowstone, from alpine valleys to snow covered peaks. Don't forget to stop at the Top of the World Store for a souvenir and a visit to the outhouse. We had sunshine, rain, and... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
117 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

job making this road one for millions to enjoy. The views along this Highway and Beartooh Pass are AMAZING!!!! Glaciers to glacier fed lakes. The summit is 10,947 feet in elevation and this is a NOT to be missed sight!!!

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MANISTEE
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

..so says the late Charles Kuralt and I agree with him. We held our breath as we climbed the winding switch back narrow mountain pass up 11,000 feet then descended slowly savoring every minute of the breathtaking views. Take a. Few minutes and pull off at the top and get out of your car to take a 360degree look over... More 

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SteveMarsh73
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is the best drive I've ever done in America, absolutely stunning from start to finish. The scenery is of course the highlight, but also the air is so fresh, it's just a beautiful experience! Add in the wildlife you'll see, right down to those friendly little chipmunks, and you have THE most spectacular entrance into wonderful Yellowstone. In fact,... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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101 reviews 101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Do it! We loved this trip. We went over the pass on purpose...it is one of Montana's beautiful places. Although it was snowing and a little windy but stopped and got out to enjoy the beauty. I think the trip in the Spring or Summer would be fantastic.

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Nashville, TN
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589 reviews 589 reviews
372 attraction reviews
549 helpful votes 549 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beartooth Pass Highway is one of America's best scenic roads. Beginning at the northeast entrance of Yellowstone park, the highway flirts with the Wyoming/Montana state line. Stop for views of Pilot Peak. Note the junction of Hwy 212 (Beartooth Pass Highway) and 296 (Chief Joseph Highway), but remain on 212, and travel 1.2 miles. Just after crossing a bridge, park... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great views- the road is a engineering marvel! You truly feel like you are on top of the world! we went early fall the colors were just changing- simply awesome!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We drove this highway/pass in about a half day from Cody, WY, up to Red Lodge, MT. You do not have to enter Yellowstone this way and can save that for another day. However, in my opinion, this drive was much more beautiful than just about anything in Yellowstone. There are lots of pull outs you can stop and take... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is better than the Big Sur!. There are many observation sites, each interesting and spectacular in different ways. There are many, many hair pin bends so this is not a road to travel if you get car sick!

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Nashville, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Begin this adventure 2 land drive at Red Lodge, Montana. I suggest you take advantage of purchasing a picnic lunch at the Beartooth Market at Red Lodge. During your drive to Cook City on the Pass there are no gas or food available. You will gradually reach a height over 10.000 feel. Take plenty of film, make frequent sightseeing stops... More 

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