beartooth pass highway

Beartooth Highway to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons

The Beartooth Highway is an All-American Road that has been called “the most beautiful drive in America,” by late CBS correspondent Charles Kuralt.

In August 1872, the pass was crossed by Civil War General Philip Sheridan and 120 men returning from an inspection tour of Yellowstone National Park. Rather than take the long detour down the Clarks Fork Yellowstone River to return to Billings, Sheridan took the advice of an old hunter named Shuki Greer, who claimed intimate knowledge of the Beartooth Mountains. When the road was opened in 1936, it essentially followed Sheridan’s route over the pass.