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Beartooth Highway

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Ranked #4 of 471 attractions in Montana
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: Spectacular high mountain road with sweeping views is a favorite scenic drive for sightseers.
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Belmont, New Hampshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Pick a sunny "bluebird" day and ride this road in June if you can. Right after it opens there are still huge banks of snow lining the road, and the rivers are raging with all the spring snow-melt. Sharp banked turns and switchbacks keep the adrenaline flowing as the view changes every few seconds. At times you'll swear you are... More

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I took my wife, 15 year old daughter and her friend across the Beartooth Pass on our way to Yellowstone National Park. I had been 10 years ago and, while planning this trip, I made sure to fly into Billings so I could go through and blow their minds. We went through on June 29th and July 5, 2014, it... More

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275 reviews 275 reviews
81 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What a great highway to just drive and experience the beauty of this area. Its hard to believe one highway can exhibit such beauty.

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Tampa, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm scared of heights, I hate windy roads, and the thought of Beartooth Highway made me nervous all day. But the moment we started up the road it was like everything fell behind us. All that matters up there are the mountains, the roads, and the views. When you finally get to about 10,000 feet where it's too high for... More

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Palatine, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This really is one of the most impressive drives in the United States. With every hairpin turn, wildlife sighting, road splashing waterfall, and jaw dropping vista, the one word that will slip from your mouth constantly will be "WOW!". Where else can you turn a (roughly) 60 miles in length drive into a 4-6 hr. adventure? Feel that white knuckle... More

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Longview, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Beautiful vista followed by more beautiful vistas. And, Red Lodge on the other end was a neat town as well.

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Nashville, Tn
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133 reviews 133 reviews
23 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We drove from Yellowstone to Red Lodge in June. The highway is a series of hairpin turns, steep drop-offs, overlooks and great views. Although the road is a bit narrow in places it is well maintained. We got a bonus. There was still quite a bit of snow in mid-June (the ski lift at Beartooth pass was still operating). There... More

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300 reviews 300 reviews
124 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Beautiful views, still plenty of snow at the top but the road was clear, the views were really amazing. Easy drive, although it is steep and has hairpin bends in part. Worth taking your time and admiring the scenery. The high altitude gets to you a little, but again its manageable. Well worth doing this drive - don't miss it... More

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west hills, ca
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268 reviews 268 reviews
90 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We took this drive out of Yellowstone. The scenery is amazing, so pristine. There was lots of snow but the road was well plowed. There were even people skiing in June. The mountain peaks are very impressive and the road was not as windy as expected. Worth seeing if you have the time.

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Great Falls, Montana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

MT has many drives that stun you, especially if you are from a flatland place. This road, which starts and ends in MT, but is mostly in WY, is a tour that brings you nearly 2 miles high (>10,000 feet at the top). It is probably best appreciated on 2 wheels or in a low slung sport vehicle. If you... More

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