One of our favorite drives ever is the Beartooth Highway between Cooke City and Red Lodge. The road goes up and over the Beartooth mountains, winding through miles of tundra and fabulous scenery. As you go northeast from Cooke City, you're in the forest, and eventually come to Lime Creek valley and the "Top of the World." This isn't even the highest point on the highway, as you continue to gain elevation for many more miles. As you go over the double passes on the top, one at 10,947' and the other at 10,350', you have 360˚ views of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains. Glaciers can be seen on the north slopes of every mountain over 11,500'.
We drove this highway Thursday and Friday, going to and from Red Lodge for my birthday stay in Red Lodge.