Whitney’s parents have talked about the Beartooth Highway as one of the most beautiful drives they’ve ever done. That is saying something, given their extensive road trip history. Earlier this year, we decided to take a family trip down to Yellowstone National Park and over the Beartooth Highway. Our route started in Helena and we made some pit stops at the farm before heading to Chico Hot Springs, where we stayed the night. Chico Hot Springs was built in 1900 and the charm of the place is endless. We had one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten in Montana for dinner and toured the gardens and orchard, where they source most of the vegetables for the restaurant. The next morning, we drove through Yellowstone National Park for some animal spotting and found many buffalo, two wolves (at a distance), and a coyote on the hunt. We exited the park at the northeast entrance near Cooke City, MT and headed to the Beartooth Highway that connects Cooke City to Red Lodge, MT. The road reaches an altitude of 10,947 feet and meanders back and forth across the Montana/Wyoming border.
Yellowstone National Park is a Haseman favorite! The animal spotting is unbeatable.
We rounded out the visit with Whitney’s parents with a dinner with the whole family and apple sauce/apple pie making with fruit from their tree. It was another great trip with the Hasemans!