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The following information has just been received from the Montana Department of Transportation at 10:15 am 5/27/13: Beartooth Highway US 212> South of Red Lodge:  The Beartooth Pass is being CLOSED at the state line on the Wyoming side due to a fast moving storm creating blizzard like conditions  on the Pass in Wyoming.  TheContinue Reading

The Beartooth Highway is Open!

The Beartooth Highway is now officially open for the 2013 summer travel season as of 10:55 am 5/25/13 Travelers to the Highway will find that winter snows remain at higher elevations of the road.  Travelers should plan on slower driving conditions at high elevations and on Beartooth Pass.  Outdoor adventurers often take advantage of remainingContinue Reading

A quick update for those of you watching progress on opening the Beartooth Highway for the travel season. This is the latest word from Yellowstone National Park Service:   National Park Service plow crews were unable to complete clearing the highway and reach the summit on Friday. Road clearing efforts will resume tomorrow, with hopesContinue Reading

11:30 am – 5/24/13 – Yellowstone National Park has reported that the scheduled 9:00 am opening of the Beartooth Highway has been delayed due to high elevation snow and ice on the Highway.  Following is their communication: Beartooth Pass has received significant snow and ice. It will NOT open as scheduled at 9:00 am today.Continue Reading

It’s official – The entire Beartooth Highway will open Friday, May 24, 2013 at 9:00 am for the 2013 summer travel season. Just in time for the weekend!  Yellowstone National Park Service has announced today that spring plowing of the Beartooth Highway is complete and the road will be  open in time for travelers toContinue Reading

4/22/2013 It’s official – The entire Beartooth Highway will open Friday, May 24, 2013 at 9:00 am for the 2013 summer travel season Just in time for the weekend!  Yellowstone National Park Service has announced today that spring plowing of the Beartooth Highway is complete and the road will be open in time for travelersContinue Reading

Yellowstone National Park has reported that the western section of the Beartooth Highway between Cooke City, Montana and the Junction of WYO 296 – the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway – will open on Friday, May 10, 2013, weather permitting. Visitors traveling to and from Red Lodge, Montana to Yellowstone National Park Beginning May 10, 2013Continue Reading

Plowing the Beartooth Highway is a herculean task each and every year – and the Highway’s gateway communities rely on the hard work and dedication of those who do the work!  Just received this link to a great article from the Billings Gazette.  Hope you enjoy it!   Steve Reed may be the most popularContinue Reading

Yellowstone National Park snow plows have arrived in Cooke City, Montana and have begun clearing snow from the western most end of the Beartooth Highway.  The 14 mile section of the Beartooth Highway between Cooke City, Montana and its junction with Wyoming 296 ( the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway) will open first as plows makeContinue Reading

Two great websites are offering on-line video of Beartooth Highway spring plowing progress, and Yellowstone National Park road plowing updates.  Visit them for daily progress reports as you plan your 2013 Beartooth Highway adventure! Montana Department of Transportation Updates – Beartooth Highway Plowing Videos Published on Apr 29, 2013 Halfway between Vista Point and MaeContinue Reading

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