The Beartooth Highway is an All-American Road that has been called "the most beautiful drive in America," by late CBS correspondent Charles Kuralt. We will climb to an astounding 10,947 feet above sea level. The journey will take us though the town of Red Lodge to the Alpine Ski Area, which is the oldest summer ski racing program in the USA. The highway traverses an impressive range of ecosystems - from lush lodge pole pine forests to alpine tundra, Since the completion of the highway in 1936 it has awed visitors with it's astonishing views of the most rugged and wild areas in the lower 48 states.
The historic mountain village of Red Lodge offers shopping and a variety of ethnic foods. Then food represents the many ethnic groups that came to Red Lodge for coal mining, ranching and farming. Some of the characters associated with Red Lodge area include Crow Chief Plenty Coups, Buffalo Bill Cody, Liver Eatn' Johnston, Calamity Jane and Sundance Kid, Kid Curry and others of the "Bunch" rode into Red Lodge with the intention of making a unauthorized withdrawal.
A meal on your own at the many choices of ethnic cafes and coffee shops. Many photo opporunities.