Signs of Spring and the Beartooth Highway

The bears are out of their dens in Yellowstone. The Yellowstone park is starting to clear the roads inside of the park. They say that they will be delayed somewhat because of the US Feds cutting their budget. The state of Montana clears the Beartooth highway outside of the park in Montana but Wyoming does not clear their part of the highway. The Beartooth highway is spectacular.

This from the website, :
First referred to as "the most beautiful drive in America", by Charles Kuralt, On the Roadtelevision correspondent, the Highway is a destination in its own right. It is the highest elevation paved highway in the Northern Rocky Mountains open to travelers seasonally from May/June to October.
The Beartooth Highway is a 68-mile travel corridor, beginning (at its eastern most terminus), just south of Red Lodge, Montana at an elevation of 6400 feet and ending (at its western most terminus) near the Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and Cooke City and Silver Gate, Montana, at an elevation of 7500 feet. In between those tow elevations, the road rises to 10, 947 feet at Beartooth Pass in Wyoming. The section of the Beartooth Highway that has been awarded the National Scenic Byways "All-American Road" status is a 54 mile section of the Highway beginning 8 miles south and east of Red Lodge and ending just east of Cooke City, Montana.


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