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The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness was created in 1975 and is located in Montana and Wyoming. The wilderness is located within the bounds of three National Forests, the Gallatin, Custer and Shoshone and is composed of 944,000 acres (3,800 km²). The primary geographic features of the Wilderness Area are the Beartooth and Absaroka mountain ranges. The highest mountain peak in the state of Montana, Granite Peak (12,799 ft/3,900 m) is located within the bounds of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and is considered by many to be the hardest of all the fifty state high points to reach. The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness is an integral part of the 20 million acre (81,000 km²) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Great views and the wildflowers were amazing!! Little rough getting up but then you get downhill most the way back! Defiantly wanna try going to the lake beyond next time. Tried a little fishing but no takers

loved it!

Two year ago my friends and I rode motorcycles up through Yellowstone then up over the Beartooth Highway. I had a black bear run against the road in front of me. Pretty exciting time. I look forward to the end of August when I'll be doing it again, but in a car this time. Sharing this beautiful scenery with my wife.

The last four miles of the road getting there is pretty rough. Not a lot of trees.

backpacking
28 days ago

We basecamped at Lady Lake and spent one of four days at Lower Aero lake. Was on my bucket list and I was not disappointed although did not catch any fish at this giant moon-base lake. The last mile is more of a rock hopping climb and is very steep. Mountain goats spied on us from fairly close. Memorable and lovely.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail, the last 4 miles of the road to get there is quite rough, but that part can be walked or biked

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with beautiful views throughout. The lake is worth the hike and provides breathtaking views. The water is cool and crystal clear. A must do if you are in the area.

Great hike! I hiked in from the bottom and went to shelf lake. It's a rough road but I saw a Subaru up there so it's doable. That shaves off about 12 miles RT.

Quite possibly the most beautiful drive in America. Breathtaking views, lots of wildlife. There are multiple camp sites and trails along the way. Most of the drive is in bear country, so make sure you come prepared if you decide to go off on foot.

Well made trail rises uniformly from parking area, and passes through steep boulder stewn Alpine slopes with sparse new tree growth. Near the top there is still a lot of snow and it obscures the trail. The road in would be hard without high clearance vehicle. Well worth the effort.

This is a dramatic and breathtaking route but don't carry on in to Yellowstone. Instead take the beautiful Chief Joseph highway to Cody to complete a perfect day's driving

Amazing, expansive views

Drove opening day on Memorial day Weekend. Did skiing in top

Hiked 5/22/17 snow still cover the trail.

Great Day ride.. trail can be rough at times... bring something with good suspension if you want to ride to the top..

Ticks were plentiful. Hiked until I hit snow.