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Old 07-28-2016, 03:48 PM   #1
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Roads from Red Lodge Mt to West Yellowstone

Thinking of seeing Yellowstone from West Yellowstone, then heading to Grand Tetons from there. Is Rt 212 to 191 a good route to go with 35' plus toad? Thanks


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U.S. 212 (Beartooth Highway) from Redlodge to Cooke City is one of the most spectacular drives in the country. Don't miss it. Don't let the chickens talk you out of it

There are a lot of curves, but they are mostly not real sharp. It is high (almost 11,000') and fairly steep, but not really a difficult drive if you aren't in a hurry. I routinely tow my 5th wheel across it without the slightest problem. You will be doing it in the easier direction

At any given time there will be some construction there somewhere. be patient. You will also need to cross Dunraven Pass in Yellowstone N.P. It is
perhaps steeper, but certainly doable.

Stop and take a walk to the point at the the Rock Creek Overlook. Stop someplace along the way and have a snowball fight. The Top of The World Store west of the summit is worth a quick stop. If you are passing through Cooke City at meal time, the Beartooth Cafe has great food, reasonable prices, and about 50 varieties of craft beer.

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212 is the Beartooth Highway. It's beautiful but lots of switch backs and hills. On July 10th it was closed due to an ice and snow storm. It climbs to approximately 12,000 feet. I'm glad we did it....in my truck. I would not have made it with my travel trailer but I did pass a couple of motor homes going the other way. They did not look happy.

We took State Route 78 out of Red Lodge to Columbus and picked up 90 there to Livingston. 89 South from there will take you into the NW entrance at Gardiner. This is a really nice drive.

I hope this helps. Wherever you drive in Montana is beautiful. You really can't go wrong.

If you decide to take this route be sure to take it slow and enjoy it. It is a sight to behold and not be rushed. It's probably doable, just not for me and my camper.
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Road to Yellowstone

Cruzer has the answers. Lots of broken trans spots on the Beartooth...best done with the toad, certainly not to be missed.
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How is Rt 16 to drive towing? Hill City to Red Lodge? Thanks for input!


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Just drove it in our toad yesterday. Loved it. Some very steep and very very narrow spots. If possible I wouldn't drive my motorhome over it. You would be very busy driving and not get to enjoy it. It would be much like driving in heavy traffic most of the way through. Some of the road is very narrow and there are NO SHOULDERS. Long up and down hill stretchs. Also post for nothing over 40' in length.
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Cruzer has the answers. Lots of broken trans spots on the Beartooth...best done with the toad, certainly not to be missed.
In his website is a day by day write-up of his trip, it's an excellent article of their MH trip.
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