Near Red Lodge in Carbon County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
High Country Thoroughfare
Although early Native Americans, trappers and prospectors are part of the past, today’s travelers can cross much of the original route created over a century ago… and experience one of America’s most scenic highways.
Early visionaries foresaw a scenic route over these mountains accessing Yellowstone National Park. Carving an expensive road over an 11,000’ plateau, however, was not popular with Congress. Persistence paid off and finally in 1936 — after two years of construction — the Beartooth Highway opened to the public. The highway was designated a National Forest Scenic Byway in 1989.
Location. 45° 2.601′ N, 109° 24.437′ W. Marker is near Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker can be reached from Beartooth Highway (U.S. 212) 8.2 miles west of Rock Creek Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Rock Creek Vista Point Rest Area (elevation
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Beartooth Plateau (approx. 12.1 miles away); Red Lodge (approx. 12.1 miles away); The Red Lodge Country (approx. 12.1 miles away); Neithammer Brothers Meat Market (approx. 12˝ miles away); Red Lodge Commercial District (approx. 12.6 miles away); Plunkett's Hardware (approx. 12.6 miles away); Charles Antilla Building (approx. 12.6 miles away); Alcazar (Star) Theater (approx. 12.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Lodge.
Also see . . . Beartooth All-American Road. Friends of the Beartooth All-American Road (Submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 420 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 5. submitted on August 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.