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Beartooth Scenic Byway

Regarded as one of the most spectacular national forest routes in North America, the Beartooth runs from the historic mining town of Red Lodge to the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Surrounded by the Custer, Gallatin, and Shoshone national forests, it offers travelers the opportunity to observe the transition from a lush forest ecosystem to alpine tundra in the space of a few miles. The Beartooths are one of the highest elevation and most rugged areas in the lower 48 states, with 20 peaks over 12,000 feet in elevation. The road itself is the highest elevation highway in Wyoming (10,947 feet) and Montana (10,350 feet), and is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies.

Start and Endpoint: From the south, access to the Beartooth All-American Road is via WY 120 from Cody, Wyoming, and then WY 296 (the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway) to its intersection with the Beartooth Highway. This "All-American" Road includes 39 miles in Wyoming and 30 miles in Montana.

For further information, contact: Friends of the Beartooth All-American Road

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