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Beartooth Pass

U.S. Highway 212, MT
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Ranked #8 of 497 Attractions in Montana
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic Drives, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Driving, Snowmobiling
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Nashville, TN
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573 reviews 573 reviews
363 attraction reviews
511 helpful votes 511 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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North Conway, New Hampshire
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128 reviews 128 reviews
63 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a wonderful drive. Were visited in August. This road is closed during winter months. We drove from Cody, WY, to Red Lodge, MT, via the Beartooth Pass. It was truly spectacular. The highest elevation I saw on the GPS was 10,900 feet. We saw plenty of snow even in August. There are several scenic overlooks along the way and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Beartooth is one of those times man kind has made seeing the grandeur of wilderness easy to behold with minimal effort of those who want to experience it. The Beartooth provides a great way to view Pika, a small little rodent that stuffs it's face with plants. Very cute, very fast. Take a walk and breath that rarefied air...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

The drive through bear tooth drive is spectacular. Take your time on this road pull over when you can , take pictures and enjoy the beautiful scenery

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Incredible drive with beautiful panoramic scenes and heart stopping heights. Not for those afraid of heights. Just when you think you can't go any higher, you see another road above you. There will be snow to see, if not to touch on the top and it is cold and windy so wear a jacket. It will take you at least... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The highest pass in North America at over 10000 feet it is a worthwhile drive, and takes a good while to get to Yellowstone this way, but stay in Red Lodge get up early and do it.

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