Beartooth Highway Opening Update 5/25 8:00 am

A quick update for those of you watching progress on opening the Beartooth Highway for the travel season.

This is the latest word from Yellowstone National Park Service:

National Park Service plow crews were unable to complete clearing the highway and reach the summit on Friday. Road clearing efforts will resume tomorrow, with hopes of opening the road to travel at noon Saturday, May 25.

Al Nash | Public Affairs Officer |Yellowstone National Park


The Montana Department of Transportation reports that from Red Lodge, the Beartooth Highway is open to the Montana/Wyoming state line and the road is bare and mostly dry.

The Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, and the western 17 miles of the Beartooth Highway are also open for travelers wishing to access the Northeast entrance to Yellowstone Park, and Cooke City and Silver Gate, Montana

Updates will be posted as they become available. Safe travels everyone!

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Did You Know?


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.


Friends of the Beartooth All-American Road

Friends of the Beartooth All-American Road is a non-profit organization established to interpret, showcase & preserve the Beartooth All- American Road as the nation’s premier rooftop scenic experience through the partnerships among gateway communities and agencies. Much of FBAAR’s work is guided by the Corridor Management Plan that was written to secure the All-American Road designation with the National Scenic Byways Program.  Contributions to the organization ensure on-going support of the website and distribution of the Beartooth Highway RoadReport e-newsletter.