This R-tinerary trip happened thanks to Charles Kuralt. Sounds funny, but it’s true! The late, CBS correspondent, Mr. Kuralt called US Route 212, better known as the Beartooth Highway, “The most beautiful drive in America” and R-tinerary agrees. From the sheer drops to the glorious peaks reaching over 12,000 feet, to the distinct ecosystems, this southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming drive is breathtakingly beautiful.
The Beartooth Highway sits between Red Lodge, Montana and Cooke City, Montana. And at the summit reaches 10,947 feet above sea level. This 68-mile corridor is the highest paved elevation highway in the Northern Rocky Mountains.
R-tinerary has driven the magnificent miles from the quaint, historical town of Red Lodge to the indigenously wild Lamar Valley and then through the famous Roosevelt Arch in Gardiner, Montana.
Along with this excursion, hike to the deepest and largest lake in the Beartooth Mountains. Then, visit Top of the World Resort. And finally, look for animals in Lamar Valley, referred to as the ‘American Serengeti’.
With these R-tinerary travel plans, we describe the best places to spot wildlife and where to take in the wonder of incredible peaks. We recommend a trail to see a working hydroelectric dam surrounded by wilderness and provide locations for dining on regional foods. Also, we provide you with unique local inns to frequent along the way.
This trip was a weekend getaway for a couple but would work really well for friends and family.
We have researched and tested this itinerary. We want our trip, to make your trip, fabulous!