If you equate winter with snowmobiling adventures, then consider Beartooth Highway (closed to automobile traffic during the winter) a gateway to bliss. Beginning at Red Lodge, Montana and running west toward Yellowstone National Park, a snowmobiling focus in its own right, Beartooth Highway meanders between the Montana and Wyoming borders, connecting the best of both states.
One such “best” is the Beartooth Loop Recreational Trail, just one of many trails directly off the byway. Delight in this particular 14-mile groomed trail throughout the long winter season, which lasts from November to late June or even July. Plow through evergreen forests dotted with aspens and keep an eye out for wildlife including majestic big horn sheep, snowy white mountain goats, legendary grizzly bears, and speedy snowshoe hares.
After an intense day of snowmobiling, collapse at Cooke City, a snowmobile-friendly outpost at the western end of the byway. In addition to lodging, Cooke City has snowmobile dealers, gas stations, nitrous refills, and avalanche safety equipment.
Access the same Cooke City trails that snowmobile manufacturers use as proving grounds to test their machines. Tackle this r