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4.91 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.91
142 Reviews

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jun 30, 2001

Rider Reviews

11 McR Points
November 1, 2012
I rode the Beartooth Hwy on August 5, 2011. It…
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February 22, 2012
Went to Cody, WY in July 2010 for the 70th annual…

Written Directions

North entrance....Go south of Billings and I-90 on highway 212 through Red Lodge (MT). About 15 minutes south of town you go UP! way up to nearly 11,000 feet. Extreme road. About 2 hrs later after going over the top and down a even narrower south decent into Wyoming, you can go West into Yellowstone Park on 212 through Cook City, or East to Cody on the Chief Joseph scenic Highway, and it is nearly as good as the Beartooth! From the East do yourselves a favor and come from Sheridan over the Bighorn Mountains(another great route!). Suggest if going South to forget Yellowstone Park and go east! Fantastic mountain route. If you gotta see the park..Turn around at Sheridan and go back in on 14 through Cody. Don't miss these roads!


This road will curl your hair. Lotsa UP and DOWN, little guardrails, awesome scenery. You couldn't build a better route than this one! Expect to see as many bikes on this road as cars! Everything from incredible mountains, dense forest, rivers, rocks to snow and tundra. And a whole lot of "straight down"!. Photo contributed by visitor in May 09: "Beartooth Pass In August 2008."

Drive Enjoyment

Steep grades, endless hairpin curves, countless switch-backs, good pavement as no trucks, campers dare go up this one!

Photo contributed by visitor in May 09: "Bear Tooth Pass Photo - August 2007."

Photo contributed by visitor in Jul 09: "View from overlook in MT. This is a stop with resrtooms and photo ops."

Photo contributed by visitor in Jul 09: "Near the summit on 212 in MT. Rain in the distance."

Tourism Opportunities

Just lots of pullouts to peer over the edge!

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February 20, 2015
63 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Rode this route summer of 2014 for the second time. This ride has got to be the top ride in the USA. Beautiful scenery, good twisties and good road surface. On this ride the weather was super, but it can change dramatically and at almost 11,000 feet the rain can be cold and wind can be severe. Well worth the time to travel this road even if you have togo out of the way to get there. If going north to south take the Hiway 296 turnoff and travel to Cody, WY. This is another great ride.
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February 27, 2011
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
First time over Beartooth in July 2007, coming out of Lamar Valley in Yellowstone heading for Red Lodge, we hit so much hail that it turned the road into a sheet of thick ice - fun ride!! Second time over in July of 2008 was beautiful sunshine. Awesome ride and fantastic scenery. Hardly wait to do it again!!!
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October 3, 2012
3 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
We went over the Beartooth with 5 bikes, a Harley Streetglide, a Sporty, 1 sport bike and 2 enduros. They all did fine. The view is spectacular and the road is is good shape. It was August so there were vehicles of all types and drivers of all levels on the road but they did not present any problems. If you make this ride, and you should, give yourself plenty of time to enjoy it.
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