Providing visitors access to Yellowstone Park s northeast entrance, the Beartooth Highway makes its way across the rugged Beartooth Mountain Range in Montana and Wyoming. The road is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies and provides dramatic views, unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities, and unparalleled wildlife watching.
A journey along the Flaming Gorge - Green River Basin Scenic Byway rides along high ridges with views of fifty miles or more in any direction. The road touches lightly on the landscape as it rolls, dips, and twists across a dry and impossibly big sky. The windswept land, alongside the emerald water of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, is a splendid fishing and water recreation resource. Visitors may drive for pleasure across the byway and experience immense blue sky, brilliant white billowing clouds, multi-colored rock, and vast grasslands. This drive passes through the nationally significant Wyoming Basin, a specific physiographic region used by the National Park Service and geographers to organize the country’s landscape as influenced by geography, watersheds, and landforms. Even more striking than the ridges are the deep canyons carved in the landscape by millions of years of erosion by streams and rivers originating in the nearby mountains.