On Friday, September 30th at 8 am, the Beartooth Highway (US-212) between Long Lake barricade, near Top of the World Store, and the Montana/Wyoming state line will close in anticipation of forecasted winter weather conditions.
US-212 BEARTOOTH PASS SCHEDULED TO CLOSE 8:00 AM FRI SEPT 30TH
The Beartooth Highway, along US-212, south of Red Lodge, MT will be closing on Friday, September 30th at 8 am due to forecasted weather. Maintenance staff will assess the road on Monday, October 3rd, and determine if the road will reopen or remain closed for the winter season.
This is a temporary closure due to expected winter weather, heavy snow, and hazardous driving conditions through the weekend. The highway will reopen as conditions allow.
Check the Montana and Wyoming departments of transportation websites for road updates and status.
The 68-mile road, which peaks at 10,947 feet, typically closes from early fall through April or May as a result of deep snow.
The high elevation Beartooth Highway, US 212, connecting Yellowstone National Park with Red Lodge, Montana, opened for the season on June 9th.
The Beartooth Highway is an All-American Road on a section of U.S. Route 212 in Montana and Wyoming between Red Lodge and the Northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park, passing over the Beartooth Pass in Wyoming at 10,947 feet (3,337 m) above sea level. It has been called “the most beautiful drive in America,” by late CBS correspondent Charles Kuralt. Because of heavy snowfall at the top, the pass is usually open each year only from mid-May through mid-October, weather conditions permitting.