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A study in contrasts: Archean and Quaternary geology of the Beartooth Highway, Montana and Wyoming

By
Paul A. Mueller
Paul A. Mueller
Department of Geology, University
,
of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611
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William W. Locke
William W. Locke
Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University
,
Bozeman, Montana 59717
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Joseph L. Wooden
Joseph L. Wooden
U.S. Geological Survey
,
345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, California 94025
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Published:
January 01, 1987

Abstract

The Beartooth Highway (U.S. 212) lies southwest of Billings, Montana (Fig. 1). The section of highway discussed here extends from Red Lodge, Montana, to Cooke City, Montana. The road is paved and well maintained, but it may be temporarily closed by snow as early as Labor Day. It closes for the season by middle to late September, and remains closed until mid-May. The stops discussed here (Fig. 1) are pullouts (4 to 6 cars) on the highway and are accessible by two-wheel drive cars. Other than pullouts the road is narrow, with little possibility of overflow parking. Land ownership is largely National Forest (Gallatin and Custer in Montana, Shoshone in Wyoming) with the exception of private holdings along Rock Creek below the switchbacks.

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DNAG, Centennial Field Guides

Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America

Stanley S. Beus
Stanley S. Beus
Department of Geology Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
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Geological Society of America
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
9780813754086
Publication date:
January 01, 1987

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