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Beartooth Highway (US-212) opens today with nighttime closures; Stay informed about road status and weather conditions

Plowing Beartooth Highway 2021
Plowing Beartooth Highway 2021

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: June 9, 2022

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • The Beartooth Highway (US-212), located east of the park’s Northeast Entrance between Red Lodge, Montana, and Cooke City, Montana, opened today, June 9.
  • Over the last several days, crews cleared a substantial amount of snow from the highway.
  • Temporary road closures due to winter weather can occur any time on the highway given its high elevation. Stay informed about weather conditions.
  • Plan ahead. Nighttime closures will begin today:
    • Closures will be in effect from 7.p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Thursday. There will be no closures Friday through Sunday.
    • This is a hard closure and traffic will not be allowed to pass through during these times.
    • The closure is from Pilot Index Overlook east to Beartooth Lake Campground. There will be barricades at the traffic lights on each end. See map.
    • Closures will be in effect through mid-October and is necessary to allow for ongoing highway construction.
  • Check the Montana and Wyoming departments of transportation websites for road updates and status throughout the summer.



Last updated: June 9, 2022

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