The Beartooth Highway, a national scenic byways all-American road, features views of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains and open high alpine plateaus dotted with countless glacial lakes, forested valleys, waterfalls and wildlife. The 68 mile byway winds through southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming and is one of the highest and most rugged areas in the lower 48 states with 20 peaks reaching over 12,000' in elevation. The road itself is the highest elevation highway in Wyoming (10.947') and Montana (10'350') and is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies. It has been reported as one of the most scenic drives in the United States.