Saturday we drove north out of Cody to drive the approximate 68 miles of the All American Beartooth Highway. The road is US212 and runs from just east of Cooke City, MT (near the northeast entrance to Yellowstone Park) and ends west of Red Lodge, MT. The road is presented as the highest paved road in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The highest advertised elevation is 10,947 feet at Beartooth Pass.
|Map Courtesy of "Friends of the Beartooth All-American Road" Website|
Turnouts are frequent along the Beartooth Highway and you could spend many hours completing the route. As we neared the top of the driving route, our stopping was very frequent for views such as the ones depicted in this collage.
We made a stop in a US Forest Service campground with the intentions of eating a picnic-style lunch we had packed, but the mosquitoes were so bad that we finally decided to eat in the car (forgot the mosquito repellent). Yeah, we're prepared for anything. NOT!
There was a short walk to a point overlooking the surrounding valley and rock walls. Again, a beautiful area to stop and take in more pictures.
Believe me, it was tough not to go crazy posting pictures for this day's blog, but I know that "vista and panorama" shots do tend to get boring. We don't want to lose all of our blog readers.
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