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Beartooth Highway

The Beartooth Highway is currently OPEN for the season.

Because of the high elevation on this mountain pass, travelers should check current weather and road conditions. Crews make every effort to keep the road plowed and open, however unpredictable weather conditions may cause temporary closures throughout the summer.

Please check the road condition report for the current pass conditions.

MDT is responsible for the highway to the Montana/Wyoming border, where the National Park Service takes over maintenance responsibilities through Wyoming, back into Montana and into Yellowstone Park. MDT and NPS coordinate closely in keeping the road open throughout the summer.

Opening the Beartooth Highway is a huge undertaking - check out these videos of our crews working hard to get it open for the 2019 season. During the time that crews were working to open the road, we posted a new video each day.

A map of Beartooth highway is provided to assist with descriptions and landmarks mentioned in the videos.

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