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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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MANISTEE
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

..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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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588 reviews 588 reviews
372 attraction reviews
521 helpful votes 521 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
62 helpful votes 62 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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