Beartooth Highway

For the latest pass conditions, please check the Travel Information map.

Crews make every effort to keep the road plowed and open, but due to the high elevation on this mountain pass, unpredictable weather conditions may cause temporary closures throughout the summer.

The Beartooth Highway is currently CLOSED for the season.

The road, which closes each winter because of excessive snow and adverse winter conditions, typically opens by the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.

Snow levels vary and drifts can be as high as 26 feet in the higher elevations.

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.

The 2022 clearing is underway! Opening the Beartooth Highway is a huge undertaking - follow along each day as we post new videos of the progress below. Make sure to follow us on Facebook (@montanadot) and Instagram (@mtdot) to stay updated.

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

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