States: Montana and Wyoming
National Forest: Custer National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Shoshone National Forest
Length: 68.7 mi / 110.6 km
Time to Allow: Two hours to drive or three hours to experience the entire byway
Providing visitors access to Yellowstone Park's northeast entrance, the Beartooth Highway makes its way across the rugged Beartooth Mountain Range in Montana and Wyoming. The road is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies and provides dramatic views, unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities, and unparalleled wildlife watching.
Get away from the pressures of life and immerse yourself in nature with a camping trip on the Beartooth Highway.
Although much of the road is closed during the winter, the Beartooth Highway still ranks among the West’s best winter recreation hotspots. Between the spouting geysers of Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park and the high elevation elegance of Red Lodge, Montana, you’ll find a wealth of skiing opportunities to keep you and your family entertained this snowy season.
to Enjoy the Ride...
1-Day Trip: Exploring "America's Most Beautiful Highway"
Drive one of the nation's wildest byways through high-elevation zones, in alpine tundra, and past clear mountain lakes. Please be aware that the...
The following byways are part of the designated byway Beartooth Highway: