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Weather-permitting, Beartooth Highway (US-212) to open Friday, May 26

Plowing Beartooth Highway 2021
Plowing Beartooth Highway 2021

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: May 24, 2023

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • Weather-permitting, the Beartooth Highway (US-212), located east of the park’s Northeast Entrance between Red Lodge, Montana, and Cooke City, Montana, will open Friday, May 26 at 8 a.m.
  • Watch for quickly changing weather, including winter weather conditions with heavy snow and hazardous driving conditions.
  • Temporary road closures due to winter weather can occur any time on the highway given its high elevation. Plan to have alternate routes for travel should the highway close.
  • Check the Montana and Wyoming departments of transportation websites for road updates and status throughout the summer.

Last updated: May 24, 2023

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