The Beartooth Highway (U.S. 212), along the Montana/Wyoming border, is a spectacular drive that winds through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Well above the tree line the summit is reached at the 10,947 ft. Beartooth Pass. The Asaroka Range is visible on the horizon. Following the road down through a chain of glacial lakes on your way to grizzly country, you find a number of alpine forest campgrounds. The Island Lake, Shoshone National Forest Campground is at an elevation of 9950 ft. Further along, the Beartooth Butte with the deep blue Beartooth Lake at it's base, marks another special campground. A side trip down the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway (Wyoming 296) will put you in touch with a special Native American humanitarian and peacemaker. Slideshow and photographs by John Wanserski.
Shoshone National Forest
Shoshone National Forest Campgrounds
My Wisconsin Space