Beartooth Highway Update – 6/4/13 11:45 m

Montana Department of Transportation is reporting that the Beartooth Highway is open from Red Lodge Montana through to Cooke City and the Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone National Park:

US 212 Red Lodge>>>>BEARTOOTH PASS is again open all the way. Travelers can now access Cooke City from the MT side also. Watch for rapidly changing conditions that can occur on the PASS as Icy & Blizzard like conditions can occur without for warning. Road Conditions on the PASS are Mostly Bare Dry on the MT side and on the WY side they are WET w/ some Icy Spots.

I’m getting gun shy about posting these updates but hope they are helping travelers stay up to date on road happenings! Safe travels.

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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.

Fishing Beartooth Highway

The cutthroat is the only true western native trout. Originally wide spread throughout the state, it is now relegated to the higher, cooler, more inaccessible back country lakes and streams. Cutthroats are easily identified by the bright red “cut” on the lower jaw.