Beartooth Highway & Chief Joseph Scenic Byway

Beartooth Highway & Chief Joseph Scenic Byway
between Cody Wyoming & Red Lodge Montana
This is my new favorite mountain pass!



 View from the above fence-
switchback heaven!


Read more about
Chief Joseph
here
and the
  Nez Perce 
 and their struggle for survival
 here and here


The above four photos were all taken at Dead Indian Pass



Snow & Ice in the pass 



Sheep on the side of the road




Linking to 

48 comments:

  1. Hi Terri, These photos are so beautiful! It must have been wonderful to view in person. Hope you have a nice weekend.

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  2. so beautiful, would love to visit that pass. the Indians look real. we have some like this at Desoto Monument, but they are from the 16th century and not like these at all. the Indians i mean. they lurk in the forest and look so real they made me jump the first time i saw them. some walking some on horses.

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  3. So breathtaking...I am sure it's even better in person!

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  4. Beautiful! I would love to visit Montana myself one day.

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  5. awesome shots!! lovely views! (:

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  6. Beautiful country! We didn't get farther east than Yellowstone on our recent visit to Wyoming.

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  7. I can certainly see why it would be your favorite. Beautiful scenery. Great captures!

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  8. Gorgeous scenery! The mountains are breathtaking! I believe the sheep are actually mountain goats. You can see the horns on the billys.

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  9. There's a few web cams at Red Lodge, Mt that I watch & it's extremely beautiful up there! Wonderful captures & I sure wish I could go there, too!!! =)

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  10. Well Terri,
    I can see why this is your new favorite mountain pass!
    It's beautiful.

    I need to go check out your links now and read up on this area of the country.

    Have a great weekend!!

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  11. Wow what great pictures and a very pretty place, makes me want to visit there. Richard

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  12. Don't know if it is but it sure looks cool. Loved those two Indian sculptures.
    Keep having a great time.

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  13. "Dead Indian Pass" is not exactly a politically correct name these days, is it? :)

    Sky & Fence

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  14. what a sad and beautiful view...

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  15. Breathtakingly beautiful. I can see why you like it.

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  16. Such grand vistas in your photos. Exactly what is a "switchback" mountain. Have heard that description often but never knew.

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  17. I love these scenic view, Terri. My kinda territory!

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  18. Beautiful, simply beautiful!
    Sue

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  19. I can see why it is your favorite...Michelle

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  20. You are in my FAVORITE part of the world! Thanks so much for the photos.

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  21. OMG it goes on forever, makes you really wonder how hard it would have been to traverse on horseback, gorgeous country. Great shots.

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  22. loving that spiritual statue too Sandy

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  23. fantastic pics! wonderful skies :)

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  24. Wonderful pictures. I do love history. I'm am familiar with the Nez Pierce.

    We have so many sad history stories. Hopefully, someday we will learn from them.

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  25. The scenery is gorgeous, and beautiful drive. Love the goats. Great shots.

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  26. Wow! Fantastic photography ~ We did a serious injustice to the Native American Indians ~ thanks,^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  27. Wow these photos are beautiful!!

    Mary,MI

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  28. I can see why it's your favorite - stunning!

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  29. Great shots and beautiful views.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Wish you a wonderful week.
    Mette

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  30. Gorgeous country! Wonderful shots.

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  31. I love the wildness of Wyoming and your images really illustrate that! That switch back is something else... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #37!

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  32. Delightful photos. Late visit from Camera Critters.

    Gila Monster and Bees have a blessed Sunday.

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  33. Thank you so much for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week, Terri.

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  34. Gorgeous photos, and they gave me a feeling of freedom with such a vast open space!

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  35. Such beautiful scenery and the switchbacks make me a bit carsick just thinking about them! Your photos are wonderful, Terri!

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  36. I've never been there --thanks for showing us this amazing place!

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  37. Oh Terri this is so beautiful thanks for posting this. I probably will never see this but I am surely motivated after seeing this post:) B

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  38. WOW! These are amazing photos of a beautiful part of the country. I would love to travel through that pass! I'm going to write it down in my journal! What a scenic drive!

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  39. First time visiting/commenting on your blog; we used to live in Billings, Montana; I loved this trip; it was indeed very scenic! It was always exciting when the Beartooth would open up after winter ;) All great pictures!

    betty

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  40. I've got to get out West someday!
    What wide open space.
    Those roads remind me of some of our roads here.
    I love the view beyond the fence!

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  41. We were visiting Yellowstone in 1988, the year of the fires; and we exited the park via Beartooth Pass. That was a beautiful but hair-raising experience. We've not done it since, although we've visited Yellowstone several times since then. But I was thinking about it for this year. We'll celebrate our 25th anniversary in August, and we were thinking about a trip to Glacier and Yellowstone national parks.

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  42. These are wonderful photos! Such dramatic landscape!

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