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Old 05-19-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Minot, ND
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Does anyone know when the Beartooth Pass, between Red Lodge and Cooke City, opens for the season?
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:18 AM
 
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They typically open it by the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.

If you check the plowing videos you'll see that they're down to cleaning the rest areas, sweeping the road and putting in guard rails, typically the last tasks that need to be done before it opens.
Beartooth Highway Information

The status will also be updated here when it opens
Traveler Information - Road and Weather Information
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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Amazing road work with cornices hanging over guardrails! We've hiked/biked up there this spring & appreciate that hwy. Thanks for that link FL2MT.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Minot, ND
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Wow that's some crooked road. Always wanted to go to Cooke City. I'll make it this spring. Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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Snowing on the Beartooth
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Rocky Mountain Xplorer
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One of the great drives on this continent - fantastic scenery and the road
is very well built.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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Didn't open as scheduled for yesterday due to snow. Red Lodge got 8 inches so more of course up on the pass.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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has been called "the most beautiful drive in America," by late CBS correspondent Charles Kuralt. I drove it many years ago and totally agree. However, not for the faint-hearted - I was terrified and it snowed/hailed on top in July!!!
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:25 PM
 
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Looks like Beartooth is now open. Cooke City here I come.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:30 PM
 
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It's open today from Red Lodge to Wyoming line only. Closed at border. We drove up to Vista Pt. today. Beautiful this afternoon with all the snow. Hopefully it will be open all the way very soon, maybe tomorrow if we are lucky.

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