Charles Kuralt, a truly great American road tripper, called the Beartooth Highway in Wyoming “America’s most beautiful highway.” Who are we to argue?
Driving the Beartooth Highway
The 68 mile (109 km) route between Red Lodge, Montana and Cooke City, Wyoming is exactly the kind of road they had in mind when they made mountains: windy and steep enough to get the heart pumping with views that do the same. It’s been designated an All-American Road and a Scenic Byway and it cuts through Custer, Shoshone, and Gallatin National Forests as it crosses in and out of Montana and Wyoming. It’s on this amazing mountain road that we reached our highest elevation yet on the 10,947 foot (3,336 meter) Beartooth Pass. Once you’ve finished this great drive, beautiful Beartooth Highway delivers you right to the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
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