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Beartooth Pass

U.S. Highway 212, MT
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Ranked #6 of 487 attractions in Montana
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic Drives, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Driving, Snowmobiling
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Hey folks, My wife and I were traveling our west with our 5th wheel when we stopped to visit my brother and his wife in Jackson, Wyoming. While there, another couple from our old hometown back in Middletown, Pennsylvania flew in to also visit for a few days. The plan was to visit in Jackson for a few days, and... More

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Beatrice, Nebraska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I had heard this was a must do ride and I will say that it was great. I wouldn't say it was the scariest road I have been on if your looking for that, however it was great fun.

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
31 helpful votes 31 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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329 reviews 329 reviews
92 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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