Red Lodge, MT, to Cook City, MT the Northeast Entrance

Silver Gate, Montana

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A 65-mile drive that climbs through national forest to a 10,947 foot plateau overlooking mountain ranges of two states. The famous Beartooth Highway, a National Scenic Byway, crosses the highest elevations in both Montana and Wyoming accessible by automobile. Panoramic vistas of alpine meadows, glacial lakes, and mountains. Special Attractions: In Red Lodge in August, the Festival of Nations; the Beartooth Highway through Rock Creek Canyon, the Beartooth Plateau, and Clarks Fork Valley; Granite Peak, Montana’s highest mountain; tundra and endless wildflowers; the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Nearby points of interest: Meeteetse Wildlife Trail, Grasshopper Glacier and pink snow, the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, downhill skiing in winter at Red Lodge Mountain ski area, Silver Run Cross-Country Ski Area. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

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Scenic Driving Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

by Susan Springer Butler (Falcon Guides)

A 65-mile drive that climbs through national forest to a 10,947 foot plateau overlooking mountain ranges of two states. The famous Beartooth Highway, a National Scenic Byway, crosses the highest elevations in both Montana and Wyoming accessible by automobile. Panoramic vistas of alpine meadows, glacial lakes, and mountains.

Special Attractions: In Red Lodge in August, the Festival of Nations; the Beartooth Highway through Rock Creek Canyon, the Beartooth Plateau, and Clarks Fork Valley; Granite Peak, Montana’s highest mountain; tundra and endless wildflowers; the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Nearby points of interest: Meeteetse Wildlife Trail, Grasshopper Glacier and pink snow, the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, downhill skiing in winter at Red Lodge Mountain ski area, Silver Run Cross-Country Ski Area. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Susan Springer Butler/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Silver Gate
Distance: 65
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
Season: Summer
Local Contacts: Yellowstone National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Red Lodge, MT, to Cook City, MT: the Northeast Entrance

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