Wyoming’s Beartooth Highway

Some call this dramatic drive “America’s most beautiful highway.” Famed traveler and writer Charles Kuralt thought the rugged landscapes in northern Wyoming trumped all other scenic routes.  We believe you’ll agree this is a very special road,  as you climb your way to Beartooth pass, which at the crest has a perfectly formed glacially rendered shape which the Crow Tribe thought looked just like a bear’s tooth.  Nearby, the whole mountainside resembles a full set of teeth. As you ascend over 5,000 feet through the mountainous terrain, you’ll pass hundreds of glacial lakes, waterfalls, vivid wildflowers and over 20 peaks that reach skyward over 12,000 feet. Expect hairpin turns as you travel into the clouds that most often shroud the pass.  Breathtaking views of the Beartooth Mountains accompany you along the whole route. The terrain up on this mountain is so rugged that only Native Americans had traversed this pass until General Philip Sheridan took the route in 1882.  The road built in 1936 with tight switchbacks to get up and down the canyon walls, was considered an engineering marvel.  Since the Beartooth Highway is located in both Wyoming and Montana, the route you’ll take to reach the Beartooth includes the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway and other scenic roads as you loop up to Red Lodge, MT and back to Cody.

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