Montana - Beartooth Hwy Vs Going To The Sun Rd

Updated: Oct 4

Thank you Mike Awe from FB group License2Ride (Nation) for this amazing and very helpful comparison between Beartooth Hwy and Going To The Sun Rd

## Updated by Motorcyclist Map after I had the opportunity to ride both in Sep 2022

Beartooth`(BT)

Going To The Sun (GTS)

Highest Point

10947 ft

6646 ft

Cost

Free

$30/ m/c plus $2 vehicle reservation

Length

68.7 miles (Red Lodge to Cooke City)

49.7 (West Glacier to St Mary)

Year Completed

1936

1932

Restrooms

1

Several

Fun Facts

BT listed as one of most dangerous roads in Montana (Wyoming)

​Latest season opening of GtS July 13, 2022 in 90 yr history

Scenic/Technical

BT was more technical. Both had view of canyons and mountain lakes and streams

GtS was a more scenic ride since you were looking up at the mountains instead of cresting them. Both had view of canyons and mountain lakes and streams

Traffic

Average traffic

GtS was heavily traveled. It requires a vehicle registration as well as an entry fee between 6am & 4 pm May thru Sept.

More Info

Direction

Either side

West to East is better especially if you are taking videos from the bike. You get uninterrupted views of the mountains and valleys



Thats Mike - Thank you again for the contribution!


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