Beartooth Highway, the iconic mountain road that runs between Red Lodge, MT and Yellowstone National Park’s northeast entrance, has finally been reopened after a 12-day closure.
The road was blanketed by a heavy spring snowstorm with some sections seeing 4-6 foot snow drifts.
Yellowstone National Park announced yesterday afternoon that the road had been reopened, but will still have nighttime closures during weekdays.
Check out the full Facebook post below:
“(Heads Up!) Beartooth Highway (US-212) opened today with nighttime closures; Stay informed about road status and weather conditions.The Beartooth Highway (US-212), located east of the park’s Northeast Entrance between Red Lodge, Montana, and Cooke City, Montana, opened today, June 9.Over the last several days, crews cleared a substantial amount of snow from the highway.Temporary road closures due to winter weather can occur any time on the highway given its high elevation. Stay informed about weather conditions.Plan ahead. Nighttime closures will begin today:– Closures will be in effect from 7 .p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Thursday. There will be no closures Friday through Sunday.– This is a hard closure and traffic will not be allowed to pass through during these times.– The closure is from Pilot Index Overlook east to Beartooth Lake Campground. There will be barricades at the traffic lights on each end.– Closures will be in effect through mid-October and is necessary to allow for ongoing highway construction.Check the Montana and Wyoming departments of transportation websites for road updates and status throughout the summer.
Happy travels along Beartooth Highway to all of you planning to visit, and stay safe out there, friends.
Image Credits: Yellowstone National Park