We ride across the plateau and begin descending towards Red Lodge, Montana.
Stark and beautiful above tree line-
People ski here in the spring-
The public Beartooth Pass, “bare bones,” ski area rests on 600 acres about 10,800 feet above Twin Lakes Headwall near Red Lodge, Montana, and is one of North America’s oldest ski training areas, operated by International Ski and Snowboard Camp.
Beartooth Pass is usually open for skiing from late May into early July and is served by two high speed poma lifts providing access to 3,000 feet of terrain.
The Beartooth Highway crosses back and forth between Wyoming and Montana several times. From here it's Montana all the way-
A sobering reminder of how dangerous this road can be-
The descent towards Red Lodge is steep and exciting; lots of hairpins and switchbacks and one has to watch for variable road conditions along with rocks, gravel, sand and water-
Have to say that the K1200LT, despite her size and weight, handles pretty much anything you throw at her with grace and poise.
It's a long ways down!
More switchbacks below-
Looking north up the valley towards the Beartooth Pass-
Arriving at Red Lodge, Montana- seems like a biker-friendly town!