Beartooth Highway Update – 6/1/2013 – 8:00 am

The MT side of Beartooth Pass is OPEN from Red Lodge to Vista Point. Travelers going up the PASS on the MT side will need to turn around at Vista PT and come back down to Red Lodge. As the day warms and plows have a chance to work on the Highway the section of Highway from Vista Point to the Montana / Wyoming state line may re-open.

The higher elevations of the Beartooth Highway, including Beartooth Pass remain closed as plows work to clear the snow that accumulated over the last several days. It is anticipated the Highway will re-open some time tomorrow or Monday depending on the amount of drifting snow that needs to be cleared.

Will post all updates here as they are received!

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Did You Know?

Clay Butte Lookout - Beartooth Highway

The Clay Butte Lookout was built in 1942 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and was used as a fire lookout. It was staffed until the 1960s, when aircraft proved a better tool for fire detection. Today, because of its popular scenic vantage point and proximity to the Beartooth Highway, Clay Butte is used as a visitor information site. It was remodeled in 1962 and has been staffed since 1975 by volunteers. The focus of Clay Butte today is to give visitors a glimpse of how fire lookouts functioned 60 years ago. Sightseers driving the scenic byway stop to obtain information or take in the view, which includes wildlife, botanical areas, the effects of the Clover-Mist wildfire of 1988, and the geology of ancient seas that once covered the Beartooth Plateau.


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.