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Beartooth Highway (US-212) partially reopened with nighttime closures

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Views of Pilot and Index Peaks along the Beartooth Highway

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News Release Date: June 28, 2022

Contact: Morgan Warthin, 307-344-2015

  • After repairing damage caused by the recent record-breaking flood event, the Beartooth Highway (US-212), located east of the park’s Northeast Entrance between Red Lodge, Montana, and Cooke City, Montana, partially reopened June 28. 
  • This partial reopening includes 23 miles of the Beartooth Highway beginning at the US-212/WY-296 junction to the Beartooth Ski Hill parking lot.
  • Travelers will need to turn around at the ski hill parking lot due to flood damage on the remainder of the highway.
  • The towns of Cooke City, Montana, and Silver Gate, Montana, remain open for visitor travel.
  • Temporary road closures due to winter weather can occur any time on the highway given its high elevation. Stay informed about local weather conditions.
  • Plan ahead. Nighttime closures will resume within this partially reopened roadway at the Pilot Index Overlook east to Beartooth Lake Campground.
    • 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.  
    • Closures will be in effect through mid-October and are 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 28, 2022

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