Beartooth Highway Open!! – 6/2/13 – 12:30 pm

Beartooth Highway Update!! – Good news!!6/2/13 – 12:30 pm

An update from the Montana Department of Transportation:

US-212; South of Red Lodge The Beartooth Pass has been reopened at the State line so the Pass is now open from Red Lodge to Cooke City. Motorists should watch for widely scattered areas of icy spots in the higher elevations and also be aware that wet spots can freeze as the temperature drops. Should inclement weather occur, the Pass could be closed again at any time.

A big whoot whoot for the hard working guys who spent their weekend plowing up there to get the road opened for travelers.

Hope Mother Nature cooperates and we won’t have to post closures anymore! Safe travels everyone!

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Did You Know?

Cooke City Montana - Beartooth Highway

The Cooke City cemetery is located only a short distance from town, adjacent to the Gallatin National Forest Service Campground. Within the plot lie the remains of many who cherished the hope for the future of Cooke City, including one of its founders, Horn Miller.   When lumber for coffins were needed, men of the community simply used parts of uninhabited buildings to construct the boxes.


Beartooth Highway Wyoming & Montana

Whirlpools often form when water rushes through a rough channel.  Water glancing off rocks starts spinning as it is hit by other water rushing by.  Any material caught up in the whirlpool will spin with the water.  In time, spinning sand, pebbles and grave may carve potholes, like the ones seen in the rocks above the bridge.  During the construction of Lake Creek bridge, boulders were removed from the creek’s bed the water channel was changed exposing the potholes.  Watch for them when you visit Lake Creek Falls.