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Posted: 04/24/22 08:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone seen an RV, of any type, on Beartooth pass? Are RVs even allowed on the pass?


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Posted: 04/24/22 09:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's a US highway, but with 22 miles of 6 - 8% grades and 10, 15, and 20 MPH hairpin turns (per the Mountain Directory), you won't find me on it.

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I’ve driven it three times, twice in a 24’ Class C, so yes I have seen RVs on that road.

Yes it’s a lot of turns and drop offs, but with liberal downshifting, it’s not that challenging for someone with mountain driving experience.


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Been on it a few time and have seen small campers and C's but not big rig friendly. If your pulling a GD 369, no way. I think there is a length limit.


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There is a very nice campground just before there called Perry’s RV Park and Campground in Red Lodge. Stay there overnight and then hit the road the next day and drive all the way into Cooke City, then turn around and head back. The next day you can drive around the east side to Cody WY and head into the park that way. Yes it’s the long way around, but the Beartooth hwy is not to be missed!


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Yes, I have seen a 30 footer pulling a small car. Mine! I would not recommend it for a larger rig.


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Beartooth Pass is outstanding, but not for motorhomes or big 5th wheels going DOWN. I suppose some could drive UP the pass, but there are several tight hairpin turns.
We have been on it twice in our car, and the only rvs I recall seeing were small trailers and campers on pickups and not too many of them.
There is a nice federal campground on the west side just before you start down that you can get to through Yellowstone Park. And some decent campgrounds at the bottom of the pass near Red Lodge.


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I have gone over the Beartooth Highway with my current TT/truck combination and with a Class C on a Toyota one ton chassis. The Toyota made it but it was questionable.
My truck never even had to work hard going up and with careful downshifting and going easy on the brakes I never had a problem.
The last time we went over, we saw a guy pulling a very long TT behind a Ford 350 dually. I talked to him at a pulloff and ha said that he would not do it again.


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Let me know when you decide to go for it, I want to get the YouTube video.

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Reading the reply's, it's like asking if you'd go up a 30' extension ladder, some folks look and say NO WAY and others would be up at the top before you finished asking. All depends on the comfort level of the individual.


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