Beartooth Highway Update 6/4/13 – 6:00 am

The Beartooth Highway is closed at higher elevations including Beartooth Pass at this time.

The following update from Montana Department of Transportation:

US-212; South of Red Lodge The Beartooth Pass has been closed at the MT/WY State line due to blowing and drifting snow causing hazardous roads on the Wyoming side. If the weather improves Tuesday, the Park Service will work to reopen their side of the road. Travelers wishing to reach Cooke City from Red Lodge will need to find an alternate route.

Yellowstone National Park crews will be on the Beartooth Highway this morning 6/4/13 to re-access road conditions and make a decision on re-opening the Highway.  Weather in the area remains cool and cloudy.

The Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, through Cooke City, Montana is OPEN, and travelers can access the entrance via the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (WY 296).

Updates will be posted as they become available.



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



Cooke City Montana - Beartooth Highway

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