The Beartooth Highway is Wyoming’s best-kept secret. Promise. For most, Wyoming signifies Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Great. Imagine you’re in Yellowstone. Here’s a secret. Drive out of Yellowstone through the stunning Lamar Valley. Soon enough you exist Yellowstone. And here’s the secret — keep going! It only takes a few hours.
You are onto Wyoming’s best-kept secret. The stunning, gorgeous, breathtaking Beartooth Highway. Climbing to 10,947 feet in the Abaroska range, the scenery is jaw-dropping. And, oh, there’s only one way to drive it. Go the day it opens, which is typically the first day of the Memorial Day weekend. You will drive through tunnels of snow. Your horizon will the a line of jagged, snowcapped peaks. You will experience the sky-high Beartooth plateau covered in ice and snow. You will gasp as you rise higher and higher and higher. This is your Wyoming secret.
End your journey in the cute Wild West town of Red Lodge. After what you’ve just experienced, you’ll need a breather.