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.
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