Beartooth Highway

The Region’s “Crown Jewel” is the Beartooth Highway.  Charles Kuralt the late CBS news correspondent described the road as “the most beautiful drive in America,” during one of his “On the Road” journeys.

Celebrating its 75th year in 2011, the Beartooth Highway in Montana and Wyoming is one of the great drives in North America.  Period.  Certainly there are other great roads, but few can rival the Beartooth’s shear grandeur and beauty.  The Going to the Sun Road further west in Glacier National Park is worthy of consideration as is the neighboring Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (Wyoming State Highway 296) which connects to the Beartooth at the junction of highways 212 and 296.  But the Beartooth Highway stands alone.  It is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies.

A convertible Porsche and a sunny blue sky day are a perfect combination for making the trek to the top of the world.  The fresh alpine air and the sound of a Porsche engine behind you is near nirvana.  No worries that the speed is slow; it is a hidden blessing that allows one to enjoy the scenery at a slower pace.  Just keep the Porsche’s revs up and all will be right in your world.

The Beartooth Highway is closed in Winter. The embedded Google Map reflects this.

Visit the website for the Beartooth Highway for more details click HERE.

Vista Point looking toward Rock Creek. Beartooth Highway, Montana