9:00 - 3.7 miles / 7 minutes - 9:07
Having plentiful wildlife, being close to Yellowstone National Park, and offering unlimited opportunities for adventure make Cooke City a perfect base camp for the outdoor enthusiast. From the city, you can snowmobile, cross-country ski, ice climb, and ice fish throughout the long winter, or ride horses, hunt, backpack, camp, and photograph the inspiring mountan scenery. Restaurants, gift shops, lodgings and trading posts will make your time in Cooke City enjoyable both in and outdoors.
9:07 - 3.4 miles / 6 minutes - 9:14
Clarks Fork Trailhead
This is a major trailhead facility for entrance into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. The site has a large parking lot, restrooms and modest picnicking amenitities.
11:14 - 7.4 miles / 14 minutes - 11:28
Crazy Creek Cascade
A small pull out on the east side of the road for the Crazy Lakes Trail also doubles for parking to view this impressive cascade of Crazy Creek. Picnicking and camping facilities are directly across the highway at Crazy Creek Campground.
12:28 - 2.6 miles / 5 minutes - 12:34
Top of the World Resort
At an elevation of 9400 feet, the Top of the World Resort features rentals, lodging, shopping, and activities. Learn about the area from resort staff and use the resort as a springboard for your outdoor adventures.
13:04 - 1.0 miles / a minute - 13:06
Clarks Fork Overlook
From this point, the visitor can see the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone Canyon, Wyoming's only designated Wild & Scenic River. You can also see the aftermath of the 1988 Clover Mist Fire which was nearly 400,000 acres and originated in Yellowstone National Park.
13:21 - 0.5 miles / - 13:22
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower
An old fire lookout, this site now affords panoramic vistas of dozens of mountains over 11,000 feet and the overall Beartooth Plateau. Inside the lookout, there are interpretation displays of the 1988 wildfires.
15:22 - 17.2 miles / 34 minutes - 15:56
West Summit Overlook
360 views of the mountains and the Beartooth Plateau are available as the visitor also experiences the harsh conditions to which plant and animal life must cling during the brief summer season.
16:16 - 10.5 miles / 20 minutes - 16:37
Rock Creek Vista Point Rest Area
A fully developed Rest Area that has interpretive panels portraying the history of the road and mining in the Rock Creek Valley and about alpine wildlife and ecosystems. There is a short hiking trail out on a ridge with an outstanding view.
17:07 - 20.4 miles / 40 minutes - 17:48
Beartooth Highway - end