Beartooth Highway Update – 6/1/13 – 12:30 pm

US 212 So of Red Lodge>>> BEARTOOTH PASS IS NOW REOPENED ON THE MT SIDE ONLY FROM RED LODGE TO THE STATE LINE.

When at the Stateline Travelers will need to turn around and go back down to Red Lodge. Travelers will still need to find an alternate route to Cooke City. The PASS is Bare & Dry to Vista Pt. and WET from Vista Point to the MT/WY Stateline. Watch for the potential of Icy Spots or Drifting on the top. Watch for rapidly changing conditions on the PASS which could create Icy/Blizzard like conditions without forewarning.

The WY side of Beartooth Pass is still CLOSED. The National Park Service is working on their side of the PASS but do not expect to get it open today.

Travelers can access Cooke City, Montana and the Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone National Park via the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (WY 296).

 

 

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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 beartoothhighway.com website and distribution of the Beartooth Highway RoadReport e-newsletter.

 





 

 

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.