Beartooth Highway Silver Gate to Red Lodge

Cooke City, Montana 59020

Beartooth Highway Silver Gate to Red Lodge

Beartooth Highway: Silver Gate to Red Lodge Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This 70-mile drive passes through alpine meadows and glacial lakes at the top of the world, providing access to the highest terrain in Montana. Unless you are an avid backpacker, you will probably never experience such incredible alpine scenery and habitat as that found on the Beartooth Plateau. Like Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, this route is probably one of Montana’s most stunning. The Beartooth Highway takes travelers to the edge of an alpine wilderness, a rare treat for those who do not travel high mountains on foot. To truly experience the world you are about to enter, however, you must get out of the car as often as possible. Be warned about the weather: It can snow any time of year here, and during bad storms, portions of the road may be closed.

Special attractions: Silver Gate, Cooke City, Red Lodge; alpine lakes and tundra; canoeing, fishing, camping, hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing. 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."

Beartooth Highway: Silver Gate to Red Lodge Reviews

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9/10/2002
What an amazing drive, through the very heart of what defines the wild west! Solitude,larger than life vistas, and the choice of countless hikes and fishing spots. A great detour out of yellowstone, or even a great intro. The beartooth highway and pass are not to be missed. One of my top five day trips in southwestern Montana.
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Trail Information

Cooke City
Nearby City
70
Distance
Late spring to fall
Season
Gallatin National Forest; Custer National Forest, Beartooth Ranger District; Shoshone National Forest, Clarks Fork Ranger District
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Dec 2018