Cooke City, Montana

Cooke City is a small community chalked full of historic sites and stunning scenery. Visit the Cooke City Store to learn about the history or pick up some needed items or drive one of the two nearby scenic byways.

Historic Sites

Cooke City Store. 101 Main Street, Cooke City, MT 59020. Phone: 406-838-2234.

National Forests

Custer National Forest. Beartooth Ranger District - HC 49, Box 3420, Red Lodge, MT 59068. Phone: 406-446-2103; Fax: 406-446-3918.
Custer National Forest is one of the gateways to Yellowstone National Park and one of the largest intact temperate ecosystems left. The Beartooth Mountains offer spectacular hiking and fishing and the Beartooth Scenic Byway provides awe inspiring views as the road winds upward of 11,000 feet.

Gallatin National Forest. Gardiner District - 805 Scott Street, Gardiner, Cooke City, MT 59030. Phone: 406-848-7375; Fax: 406-848-7485.
The Gallatin National Forest consists of 1.8 million acres and part of the Greater Yellowstone Area, the largest intact ecosystem in the US and includes the Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf Wildernesses.

National Park

Yellowstone National Park. Northeast Entrance - US Highway 212, Cooke City, MT

Scenic Byways

Beartooth Scenic Highway. US Highway 212, Cooke City, MT.
This byway crosses the Beartooth Mountains providing access to the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park and is the highest elevation (topping 11,000 feet) in the Northern Rockies offering spectacular views and unlimited outdoor recreation. Allow two to three hours to drive the 68.7 miles (110.6 kilometers).

Chief Joseph Scenic Highway
Located along the northeastern edge of Yellowstone National Park and connecting Highway 212 to Wyoming 120, this byway offers the opportunity to see where the legendary flight of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce occurred. Allow a minimum of 2 hours to drive the 47 miles (75.6 kilometers).

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