Highway-All American Road, US Hwy 212
only All American Road in Montana or Wyoming. The Beartooth and
Absaroka Mountain range escalates offering elevations of 10,947
feet (Beartooth Pass), experience scenic panoramas of the highest
peaks in this region.
should you choose a Scenic Byway?
represent our freedom to follow the open road, reconnect to what
our nations beauty and getting in touch with the land and its
these enlightened paths and marvel at the beauty.
Remember the past.
for the history buffs was gathered from D.M. Marino, Red
Lodge, Mt, author of the "Top of The World Map-of the Beartooth
Hi-Way" on U.S. Route 212 Via Red Lodge-Cooke City and Silver
Gate, N.E. Entrance to Yellowstone Park.(no date available of map
of 212 from Red Lodge to Cooke City started September 4, 1931.
The project completed in 1935 and the road opened offically to traffic
in 1936. Construction of the highway was done under the supervision
of U.S. Bureau of Public Roads. Funds were appropriated by Federal,
State & Forestry Depts. The highway was then improved and maintained
by National Park Services. The Distance from Red Lodge to Yellowstone
Park-only 69 miles. This scenic highway winds its way through
portions of two mountain ranges, two states, three counties and
three national forests within the 69 mile stretch.
Highway is considered one of the most spectacualr mountain
highways and engineering marvels in the United States, its been
referred to in the past as "The Burma Road of America".
The road runs through one of the most rugged and primitive wilderness
areas, it traverses over and within view of the major portions of
the magnificent and inspiring Beartooth and Absaroka ranges of the
Rocky Mountains "The Land of Shining Mountains".
Joseph Scenic Byway
Hwy 296 runs from 16 miles North of Cody Wyoming to connect with
its neighboring Byway "Beartooth Highway All American Road"
Hwy 212 through Wyoming and Montana. This route takes you over the
switchback mountain range "Dead Indian" for the most spectacular
panoramic view. The history of this mountain range and how it got
its name is a awesome piece of history in itself. Dead Indian look
out over the Sunlight Basin is a must stop for all passerby's. The
Clarks Fork valley viewing the Clarks Fork Canyon is also part of
the panoramic view on top of Dead Indian. Elevations range to 10,000
feet. Sunlight Basin is abundant with streams and rivers for the
ultimate fishing experience.
in the Sunlight Basin, Crandall area are businesses to give you
lodging, horseback riding, outfitters, dining, gift shops and gas.
Bar Z Guest Ranch & Outfitters Dining, outfitter, lodging,
horseback riding 307-587-4410 Crandall, Wyoming
Outpost, Clark's Fork & Spoon 307-527-5510
gift shop, gas, RV hook ups) Crandall, Wyoming