I'm looking for a marked trail off the Beartooth highway that leads to a peak with a nice overview about the region. I googled for the last couple of hours, but couldn't find a lot of information. Is there such a trail?

The highway winds its way through southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming and leads into Yellowstone National Park at its Northeast Entrance.

  • Have you completed your journey to the Beartooth Highway? Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 14:06

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You don't need a trail. At the top of the bear tooth hwy you are above the tree line. You can stop along the hwy and see for miles.

When you get to Top of the World there are some trees, but not far from there you can see forever.

I took this way into the park, the views are extraordinary.

  • Well, that's ridiculous. Just because I can see for miles, does not necessarily mean that I do not need a trail. Commented Jun 16, 2016 at 21:21
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    @RoflcoptrException the highway is the path "that leads to a peak with a nice overview about the region" there is no vegetation more then a couple inches high, you can see farther then you can walk in a day. You will feel like you have driven to the top of the world. Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 10:02
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    but you don't need a trail off the beartooth hwy to find a nice overview, beause you get that overview from hwy itself.
    – njzk2
    Commented Jun 18, 2016 at 16:21
  • @njzk2 yep, they will understand when they get there. Commented Jun 26, 2016 at 0:00

There are lots of trails that are accessed from the Beartooth Highway. What you need is a map of the Eastern Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.

Absaroka-Beartooth east amazon link

I've poked around a few of them. It's lovely country. I especially enjoy all of the fantastic little lakes. Although, the best views of the area do come from the top of the pass, as @James_Jenkins noted.


I've been up on Beartooth a handful of times. I almost always find somewhere new to explore and kill a few hours. Look for pullouts and see if there is any kind of trail head. The lakes and streams up there are beautiful. Bring bear spray, it's grizzly country.

  • And don't worry about surprise encounters with the wildlife -- bears aren't very good at hiding behind blades of grass.
    – Mark
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 0:33

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