Don’t moan, complain, or worry about the washing of chrome and paint that will have to be done later. Keep your eyes fixed dead ahead and your mouth shut so that every time it drops open at another awe-inspiring view you can let it have its way.
This drive approaching the canyon is gorgeous, breathtaking, God-given, and every other descriptive word of beauty that you can dream up.
Last summer my brother-in-law and niece hiked the 26 mile stretch from atop the Beartooth Pass in Cooke City down to East Rosebud Lake. It took them four days and was worth every arduous step that their booted feet took. At least going that direction it’s more down than up.
The trail is mostly exposed, so keep the sunscreen on your skin and the hat on your head. Even if you think you have tough skin, the western sky is so clear that it’s easy to get burnt.
Kicking up a froth
Still violent water
Wouldn't ride these rapids
Best time to go: spring to autumn, but that’s because I don’t like being cold.