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Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming

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The Beartooth Mountains are located in south central Montana and northwest Wyoming, U.S. and are part of the 900,000 acre (3,600 km2) Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, within Custer, Gallatin and Shoshone National Forests. The Beartooths are the location of Granite Peak, which at 12,807 feet (3,904 m) is the highest point in the state of Montana. The mountains are just northeast of Yellowstone National Park and are part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The mountains are traversed by road via the Beartooth Highway (U.S. 212) with the highest elevation at Beartooth Pass (10,947 ft, 3,345 m). The name of the mountain range is attributed to a rugged peak found in the range, Beartooth Peak, that has the appearance of a bear's tooth. The Beartooth Mountains sit upon the larger Beartooth Plateau, the largest true high elevation plateau in the United States.
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  • My wife and I accompanied our son and his two young boys on a hike on the Beartooth Trail. We hiked 2 miles to the falls. The incline is significant but doing for most. We enjoyed the views, the mount...  more »
  • We took Beartooth Mountina Hwy from Billings to Cooke City, en route to Yellowstone, and this ended up being the #1 highlight of our trip. And I thought the WY "side" (Shoshone Park instead of MT's Cu...  more »
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  • Drove it 3 weeks ago. Amazing !! Put the top down on the Jeep and enjoyed the ride. Made snowballs at the top with my grandson. A must see.
  • Amazing drive and mountain range! Save time for lots of stops as everything is worth seeing!

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