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BEARTOOTH PASS AND CHIEF JOSEPH HWY – MONTANA



It’s been a dream of mine to ride this area since I don’t know when. It didn’t disappoint and was a real WOW moment on the whole trip. When people ask what was your favourite ride.. many come to mind but this one is a standout.

A big thanks to locals Craig and Connie who met us and led the way and gave us the local intel that is always so appreciated by us interlopers.


We stayed at Red Lodge ( thanks again to Craig and Connie) and we were lucky enough to arrive when there was a big car show filling the streets. It’s such a cool place and I had the best Burger ever there too.


The Beartooth Highway is on a section of U.S. Route 212 in Montana and Wyoming between Red Lodge and the Northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park.


In the spring of 1877, Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians made a daring escape worthy of a movie. Pursued by the United States Cavalry in an attempt to force the tribe off their native land and onto a reservation, Chief Joseph made a plan to lead his people 1,800 miles north into Canada. After moving stealthily through Yellowstone National Park, the group found themselves on a mountain pass surrounded by General Sturgis and his cavalry. But instead of surrendering, they stirred up their horses to create giant clouds of dust, dropped through a narrow gorge previously thought to be impassable, and escaped into a deep canyon below. While the tribe was ultimately captured only 40 miles from the Canadian border, the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway commemorates this heroic journey with 46 miles of breathtaking mountain scenery




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