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.

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.