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Delayed opening for Beartooth Highway (US-212) due to heavy snowfall and hazardous winter conditions

Plowing Beartooth Highway 2021
A snowy Beartooth Highway (US-212)

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: May 23, 2024

Contact: Linda Veress, (307) 344-2015

  • The opening of the Beartooth Highway (US-212), located east of the park’s Northeast Entrance between Red Lodge, Montana, and Cooke City, Montana, is delayed.
  • The highway was scheduled to open on Friday, May 24, but will remain closed through the weekend due to winter weather conditions, significant snowfall and hazardous driving conditions.
  • Currently, there is a winter storm warning in effect for the area and a forecast for heavy snowfall of 1-2 feet with winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
  • Temporary travel restrictions or closures can occur at any time without notice. Have flexible travel plans and watch for quickly changing weather conditions.
  • The highway will open to the public as soon as conditions allow. Check for road status and updates on the Montana and Wyoming departments of transportation websites.

Last updated: May 23, 2024

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