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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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January 22, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
There are four or five rides that everybody should ride at least once in their life.

Bear Tooth Pass coupled with Chief Joseph Hwy. is at the top of the "must do" list!
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Jerry Donna Va
August 5, 2019
116 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
brother and I spent 2 month riding as many roads as possible listed thru out many web sites
will not go thru the list but in two months it was many

This road leaving Red Lodge camping, was fast to arrive at and about as nice as one would hope for. Take your time stop at ever place you can take pictures but no picture will do it.
take turn heading to Cody if possible
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February 27, 2011
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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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