"The drive from the Northeast..." Wyoming Off The Beaten Path Tip by mikem
Wyoming Off The Beaten Path: 44 reviews and 60 photos
The drive from the Northeast entrance of Yellowstone up to the Sawtooth Highway is a great drive. Starting at Tower Junction in Yellowstone, go out the Silver Gate entrance. This will take you to the Beartooth Pass at 10,947 feet. Not a road for those that don't like curves and heights. Stop at the Beartooth Pass pullout and look over the entire Yellowstone valley area. Anytime in June or early July is my favorite time. There will likely be some snow on the ground at the top of Beartooth Pass in mid July.
You can drive to the Town of Red Lodge in Montana, take a local road to Belfry Montana, go south on Hwy 72 and then take Hwy 296 west, you can make a loop back to the entrance of Yellowstone without having to retrace your trip over Beartooth Pass. The road back on Hwy 296, is a scenic and historic highway and makes for an excellent ride. You can take the Beartooth highway pass and come back in a very long afternoon ride.
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