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Beartooth Pass South

Beartooth Pass South (begins 2 miles up climb from our start) - Hover cursor over segment slices, below, for exact grade of a particular segment.

Alternate start point - 8 miles from Red Lodge - Beginning Beartooth Scenic Byway

Beartooth Pass North

Beartooth Pass South

Start - Beartooth Pass South

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Beartooth Pass

Beartooth Pass North Start(click and drag map; double click to move forward)

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Beartooth Pass RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

Hover cursor over segment slices (below) for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.

Cycling and Climbing Montana

Beartooth Pass North / South


                                                      North               South

  • Distance:                        30  miles         21.4        

  • Beginning elevation:    5,630'              6,838

  • Ending elevation:         10,950'            10,950

  • Elevation gained:          5,720'              4,327

  • Average Grade:            3.6%                 3.6%

  • Fiets Index:                    7.8                     6.92

  • Location:  North climb begins in  Red Lodge, MT , at the junction of Highways 308 and 212  65 miles southwest of Billings International Airport (BIL) and 67 miles north of Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD) at 45.17423, -109.25012 latitude/longitude; South begins at the adjacent to a driveway 11.3 miles southeast on Hwy 212 from Cooke City, MT (latitude-longitude 44.93659, -109.76271)