Beartooth Highway Cooke City to Red Lodge

Red Lodge, Montana

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The Beartooth Highway (U.S. 212), from Cooke City to Red Lodge, traverses from Montana into Wyoming and back into Montana, crossing some of the highest and most spectacular country in the Big Sky state. Television commentator Charles Kuralt calls the route over the Beartooth Plateau “the most scenic drive in America. The name “Beartooth” is derived from a rock formation in this mountain range resembling a bear’s tooth. Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana at 12,799 feet, rises west of the highway in the Beartooth Mountain Range, home to some of the oldest rocks on earth. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information.
Birding Montana

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Birding Montana

by Terry McEneaney (Falcon Guides)

The Beartooth Highway (U.S. 212), from Cooke City to Red Lodge, traverses from Montana into Wyoming and back into Montana, crossing some of the highest and most spectacular country in the Big Sky state. Television commentator Charles Kuralt calls the route over the Beartooth Plateau “the most scenic drive in America.

The name “Beartooth” is derived from a rock formation in this mountain range resembling a bear’s tooth. Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana at 12,799 feet, rises west of the highway in the Beartooth Mountain Range, home to some of the oldest rocks on earth. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information.

©  Terry McEneaney/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Red Lodge
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: 1 to 2 days
Best Times: Best summer; June, July, August
Local Contacts: Yellowstone National Park;
Local Maps: Montana Highway Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Beartooth Highway (Cooke City to Red Lodge)

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