Kira spent a month biking in Montana and British Columbia. At the end of her trip, I met her in Red Lodge MT and we spent a few days hiking and biking near the Beartooth Highway between Red Lodge and Silver Gate. This is an area just NE of Yellowstone and is considered one of the most scenic drives in the country. I’d say that it is well worth a detour if you are ever in the area.
We hiked to Quinnebaugh Meadows, then biked/hiked to Glacier Lake, drove Beartooth highway, hiked Island/Night/Becker lakes and finally drove out on Chief Joseph Highway.