Clarks Fork Ranger District

View from the top of Beartooth Pass


Located in northwest Wyoming, the Clarks Fork Ranger District lies east of Yellowstone National Park and is bordered on the north by Montana. From high alpine lakes in the granitic Beartooth Range to the volcanic Absaroka Range, spectacular scenery awaits you. Hiking, lake and stream fishing, and camping are just some of the recreational activities to enjoy in the Clarks Fork Ranger District.

The Clarks Fork Ranger District features the Shoshone's only wild and scenic river, the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone. This 22.5-mile section of river cuts through the spectacular Clarks Fork Canyon with vertical 2,000-foot cliffs.

The district also features the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway (State Highway 2960 and the Beartooth All-American Road. The Beartooth All-American Road (U S Highway 212) is one of the highest routes in the country. It traverses the Beartooth Plateau, rising to nearly 11,000 feet. Visitors pass high alpine lakes, snow-clad peaks, and deep, rugged glacial valleys. Mountain goats, moose, marmots, pikas, and other wildlife frequent the rugged ridges and alpine meadows. The Beartooth opens in June and is closed by snowfall, usually in September.

The Clarks Fork Ranger District is administered from Cody, Wyoming.