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Stunning views

Named as one of the most beautiful drives in the United States this road has simply breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Billings, Montana

Please read the other 5-star reviews for the particulars. I only want to make one point, and it is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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Spectacular high mountain road with sweeping views is a favorite scenic drive for sightseers.
U.S. Highway 212, MT 59068
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Named as one of the most beautiful drives in the United States this road has simply breathtaking views (or semi-terrifying for those who are afraid of heights!). Be sure to allow enough time to stop at the scenic lookouts. Enjoy creation at it's finest!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have driven this many times. Stunning views from the top. Beautiful Montana country. Some people get car sick because of the switchbacks. Will do it again this spring and Summer.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CaptainD1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please read the other 5-star reviews for the particulars. I only want to make one point, and it is important:. BE SURE to drive the highway from Red Lodge to Cooke City, not the other way around. The two routes offer two distinctly different experiences,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank YellowstoneBound1948
Reviewed February 13, 2019

This is a must see for everyone. It is very scenic but traveling it is not exactly for the feint-hearted. I have ridden it twice on a motorcycle and towed a 5th-wheel travel trailer over it. Great for mid-summer travel. I have not tried traversing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RoadrunnerNM
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We go every other year through Beartooth pass. It is an awesome drive with wonderful views. You can stop before the top for a few views. Then at the top there are wonderful views and some trails. It's awesome to see the snow in some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank paulineh584
Reviewed February 12, 2019

I’ve ridden the pass twice now on a motorcycle. Best time ever! If your not a tight twisty corner person, then this is not the highway for you.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rulast1
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

After seeing some reviews I had to take a detour and take this route to Yellowstone. Happy to say I was not disappointed. One of the beast drives I have done. There was overnight snow fall, so had snow in the higher elevations. We also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jaitiv
Reviewed January 6, 2019

A year can't go by without finding a reason to spend a day on this pass. Early summer you are treated to walls of snow 20 feet high. Late summer welcomes fields of flowers, scrambling for a brief moment of glory before the snows return....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nancy C
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Whilst planning our recent trip I saw many forum posts questioning whether to use valuable vacationing time on this. Do not miss this. Make the time. If you’re in Yellowstone, still make the time and go at least to Rock Creek Vista, then turn back....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Jellybaby67
Reviewed January 1, 2019

The views on this scenic highway is outstanding. This will be a really good trip into Yellowstone so highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2018
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March 4, 2019|
Response from relaxed_nomad_blog | Reviewed this property |
Can’t be 100% on anything but we didn’t find it that harrowing. Was actually not a lot of traffic and wasn’t anywhere as close quarters as Road to Hana or Going to the Sun Road. Granted we were in a minivan but if he’s a... More
Daphne H
February 2, 2019|
Response from harryatkck | Reviewed this property |
The road typically opens by the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. It just depends on how much snow fell during the winter. If you can wait until closer to your visit I would contact the Montana Department of Transportation... More
Katie B
December 1, 2018|
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Response from nsander219 | Reviewed this property |
Totally agree on the needing plenty time. You are travelling in the right month for daylight. You will be surprised how often you stop. It doesn't look too far on a map but with the twists and turns it takes time. Enjoy.