Beartooth Nuts and Bolts

The Beartooth Pass typically opens in late May, after sufficient melt-off for plows to clear the snow-laden Beartooth Highway (U.S. Highway 212). One of the most scenic drives in the country, this 70-mile-long, high-alpine byway is also one of the most rugged, with 12,000-foot peaks, glacial lakes, and deep canyons to all sides. The highway runs southwest from Red Lodge to Cooke City, dipping across the border into Wyoming for half its length. With much of the road sitting at over 10,000 feet, it’s the highest-elevation highway in the northern Rockies.

Beartooth Highway Road Information
Montana Road Conditions 800-226-7623
Wyoming Road Conditions 888-996-7623
Yellowstone Nat'l Park Road Updates 307-344-2117