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Beartooth Highway

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Address: Red Lodge Mt, MT 59068
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+1 406-446-1718

Spectacular high mountain road with sweeping views is a favorite scenic...

Spectacular high mountain road with sweeping views is a favorite scenic drive for sightseers.

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Can not beat the view

Even if you are from California you should find this an exciting drive with many wonderful views along the way.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jon z

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you are from California you should find this an exciting drive with many wonderful views along the way.

Thank jon z
Billings, Montana
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235 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another beautiful drive in Montana and a good way to get to Yellowstone Park. It makes some people sick with the switch backs. It was 90 degrees at the bottom and snowing at the top. The views and lakes are beautiful.

Thank CaptainD1234
Humble, Texas
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just saw a list of the best scenic drives in the US. This one was not on the list and should had been. I have been on 6 of the ones listed and I will say this was by far the most gorgeous and picturesque drive I have done. The switch backs are a little rough if you are not... More 

Thank Leisa L
Denver, Colorado
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1,123 reviews
669 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,233 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Slow & scenic drive - we had to pay special attention to the hairpin turns & steep inclines on the Beartooth highway - it was a thrilling experience. The views are spectacular and we saw some hang gliders & mountain goats - the gliding looked very dangerous to me.

Thank denver60
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178 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Closed because of snow except when they plow it for the three summer months! Go there. You will not forget it. Also visit Red Lodge.

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30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I certainly recommend doing this drive. We drove the road in a RV and it is doable. It is very beautiful and rugged. Different from any other drive we tried. You see the road from above in the film "Horse Whisperer", and that's how we found out about it. Be aware to check if the road is closed due to... More 

1 Thank Pernille H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

After doing the Icefields parkway earlier in the week this was somewhat of a letdown but beautiful just the same. We left Butte in the morning and had a day to drive through Yellowstone on our way to Billings to fly home to Mich. A nice drive from Bozeman along the Gallatin river to Big Sky and to West Yellowstone.... More 

1 Thank seescokid
La Plata, Maryland
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196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you are in the Yellowstone area in the summer, then a scenic drive along the Beartooth Highway is rewarding. I felt "on top of the world" at the higher elevations. I won't lie, though. After all the hype, I found it underwhelming. At these altitudes the landscape looks rocky & sparse---almost tundra-like. You can see the receding glaciers, which... More 

1 Thank Tiffy_Bird
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking views!! Can't wait to drive again! It ends at Yellowstone. So you either pay to enter the park. Or turn around . Yellowstone or the Beartooth was not in our travel plans but very very glad we saw both.

1 Thank Plocher
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016

little scary of a drive in some parts, but it is so beautiful, and so worth it! Truley shows some of the best parts of "Big Sky" country.

Thank Megan B

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