Beartooth Scenic Byway - Wyoming

Beartooth Scenic Byway - Wyoming

Address:c/o Friends of the Beartooth All-American Road
1108 14th St, #403
Cody, WY 82414

Phone:307-587-3669
Web: www.beartoothhighway.com Description: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.
Legth: 39 miles (Wyoming section); 69 miles (entire byway). Start/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. Time to Allow: 1.5 hours (Wyoming); 3 hours (entire byway). Designation/Year: All-American Road (2000).

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