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Absolutely stunning views from that high pass.

We drove over the Beartooth Pass this past fall. The views were spectacular and the fall colors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff D
Kaysville, Utah, United States
Beyond Beautiful

I highly recommend visiting this area. Plan for plenty of time, as it takes longer than you may... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 6, 2015

I rode the Pass in mid-June, with 5 motorcyclists. The views were breathtaking! The road is in great shape. We started in Red Lodge and rode to Yellowstone, from alpine valleys to snow covered peaks. Don't forget to stop at the Top of the World...More

8  Thank Barry D
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

We must have traveled through the Bear Tooth Pass about 15 years ago. We entered the road from Yellowstone National Park, at around 9 P.M. in the month of August, I believe toward the end of the month. We had no idea what we were...More

5  Thank Dennis B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove over the Beartooth Pass this past fall. The views were spectacular and the fall colors made it even better. We'll definitely return again.

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend visiting this area. Plan for plenty of time, as it takes longer than you may think, with the roads that wind around.

Thank 795happytraveler1955
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back in the early sixties, I worked on the top of the beartooth mt. installing the present guardrails. I had to dynamite every hole for the posts. Spent over a month on the job, wore a coat untill noon left the end of july before...More

Thank Dr D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Beartooth Pass is scary, like the Wild Mouse amusement park ride (but thousands of feet higher) and is even scarier if you have a fear of heights (as we did). But, it does have guardrails in many of the scariest places and if you...More

Thank brodsky7706
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Nothing grows here due to the 11,000 foot altitude but the view from here is fantastic! On a clear day you can see for miles!

Thank harryatkck
Reviewed October 11, 2018

At 11,000 feet (almost) I don't think I have been higher without a flying vehicle. The drive is scary if you have any nerves and if you dont like switchbacks don't even bother. There are plenty places to catch you very thinned breath. But the...More

Thank nsander219
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Be sure and read the reviews for the beartooth highway as well as these. The pass itself is so high up in the mountain range that NOTHING grows up there. Great places to stop and just stare at the scenery. Scary drive to get here,...More

Thank DanandSharon
Reviewed September 18, 2018

It had been on/off raining the day before- so I knew there would be some decent snow through this pass. We had perfect weather the next morning so I knew we had to go and drive it. We were not disappointed- I had never been...More

Thank Alyssa S
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Dont take your last breath on this earth without going across Beartooth Pass. Best way is on a motorcycle or atleast a convertible. Usually opens in June and closes in October. Always snow up top at almost 11,000 ft

Thank Don T
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Just be sure to check the weather. No one told us that if it was raining at Yellowstone, it would be snowing on this road. It climbs to almost 11000 ft, is very narrow and winding. We hit a very heavy snowstorm with white out...More

5  Thank From-mass10
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Amy N
August 26, 2018|
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Response from Paul P | Reviewed this property |
It closed 10/05/18 in the morning due to a pending major weekend snow storm. So, this season is now over.
Pablo L
May 26, 2018|
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Response from Reagan10 | Reviewed this property |
There on June 14. All clear, but lots of snow on the sides of the roads. No chains were needed.
Pam B
March 31, 2018|
Response from Erin M | Reviewed this property |
The Beartooth Pass rarely opens before May 31st or Memorial Day weekend.