Vista Point Observation Site


Vista Point is a popular stopping point along the Beartooth Scenic Highway. From Red Lodge, MT drive south on US Hwy 212 (Beartooth Scenic Highway) for 18.9 miles to the Vista Point parking area. A short hard surface trail leads to a platform overlooking Rock Creek Valley, where you can enjoy spectacular views and various interpretive displays. There is a large parking lot and restroom facilities available.

At a Glance

Fees Free
Open Season: Memorial Day - Mid-October (weather permitting)
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Red Lodge, MT
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Forest Service

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Viewing Scenery

Enjoy incredible views of the Rock Creek drainage. From this vantage, you can see the Hellroaring Plateau, Silver Run Plateau, Line Creek Plateau, and the Beartooth Plateau.

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