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Beartooth Pass

U.S. Highway 212, MT
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Ranked #6 of 475 attractions in Montana
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic Drives, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Driving, Snowmobiling
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North Muskegon, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have driven this pass twice before, but this year there must have been more precipitation as the lakes, streams, and snowpacks were more plentiful and dramatic. We do agree with Charles Kuralt that this is one of the most beautiful drives to take in the US! The towns at either end are fun to explore ( Red Lodge, MT... More

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Southern California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We drove this road when entering Yellowstone National Park from Billings, MT, upon recommendation from a Road Trip website. It was absolutely AWESOME! You climb from Red Lodge MT at 5500 ft to over 10,950 ft at the top of the Pass, using switchbacks and curves. Snow is on the side of the road almost year round. Looking at the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If we had known how great this drive was going to be, we would of saved it for the end of our trip. After going on this beautiful drive the Grand Tetons were not as impressive. Not taking anything away away from the Teton's, they were beautiful too. Maybe because we are from Texas and not used to such beautiful... More

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Wapiti, Wyoming, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The 68 mile drive is nature at her finest! We did the drive on July 12, 2014. There were many snow covered mountains. We saw people actually hiking up and skiing down! There are many pristine lakes filled with trout (Brook, Rainbow, and Cutthroat). We started out at Red Lodge and ended at the Northeast Gate of Yellowstone. Honestly the... More

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Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I have driven on this highway before, and have always been amazed by its beauty, but never like this year (late snow). There was still snow in the pass, and snowmelt created beautiful lakes and streams where I had never seen any before. This is a must do drive for anyone who loves curves and scenery. Just take the NE... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Wasn't expecting to get to see such scenery before we got to Yellowstone. We were just wanting to drive from Billings to Northeast Entrance of park. Was caught off guard by the spectacular scenery. Several great overlooks to check out and also some really great waterfalls just a short distance from the road. We are from NC and used to... More

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Louisiana
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285 reviews 285 reviews
84 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Beartooth Pass was breathtaking when we drove over it. We saw some awesome sites and got out the car and just experienced each of them

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Great Falls, Montana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This pass starts and ends in MT (Red Lodge and Cooke City), but is mostly in WY, which can also be said of Yellowstone Park. It amounts to a challenging road with as many switchbacks as I have seen, and guaranteed snow nearby... Bragging rights for the club of folks on a road 2 miles high. The road is notorious... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is by fsr the most beautiful and awe inspiring drives I have ever been on, second to none. From the mountains to the valleys to the snow covered hills and fields( on June even!) I have never seen such beauty. The drive may be long, even dangerous but soooooo worth every minute. Even the kids ignored the iPads for... More

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Helena, MT
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395 reviews 395 reviews
121 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Charles Kuralt called the Beartooth Highway the best road in America. There are a lot of great roads but this surely is among the best. We have been over it many times, often on our motorcycles. It can be sunny below but sleeting on top and it definitely is not the "best" road for motorcycles then. But high mountain roads... More

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