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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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.

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.