Beartooth Challenge Points of Interest and Trivia
Note that each day the route traveled is in parts of both Wyoming and Montana, illustrating that The Beartooth Challenge follows the confines of the great Rocky Mountains and not the boundaries of man.
The first day of the ride includes having a hearty breakfast in Cody before departing into the mountains. This day includes the first big climb up Skull Pass on Highway 120 North. Then after turning onto Chief Joseph Highway the route climbs Dead Indian Pass, which is a 13-mile climb, with an elevation increase of 3,200 feet, at an average grade of 4.7%. There will be a rest stop at the Dead Indian Pass Overlook for riders to re-hydrate. The ride continues into beautiful Sunlight Basin near the Clarksfork of the Yellowstone River Canyon. The group will stop at Hunter Peak Ranch for the night and have dinner.