Wildlife Along Beartooth Highway

Mountain goats along Beartooth Highway.

Following are some pictures of the mountain goats we saw at one of the overlooks on the Beartooth Highway. The Beartooth Highway runs through the Absaroka Mountains. Mountain goats are not native to the area and were introduced from 1941 to 1958 by Montana Fish and Game (source fwp.mt.gov).

Baby mountain goat along Beartooth Highway.
Mountain goats along Beartooth Highway.
Mountain goats along Beartooth Highway.
Mountain goats along Beartooth Highway.

After having a hard time with low light conditions getting a picture of the marmots and pikas, I went back up the next morning and was successful in getting some video and pictures.

Marmot along Beartooth Highway.
Pika along Beartooth Highway.
Pika along Beartooth Highway.

Following is the video of the mountain goats, pika, and marmot.

Our propane heater is broken and we were boondocking in Limber Pines in the Custer-Gallatin National Forest. It went down to 37 degrees the second night, so it was very chilly in the motorhome. If I wanted to freeze while camping, I could do it a lot less expensively in a tent. We reached out to our next campground and they could accommodate us early so we left. We went from 37 degrees in the morning to 85 degrees when we arrived in our new campground.

Pika along Beartooth Highway.

One Comment on “Wildlife Along Beartooth Highway

  1. Your trip looks fabulous. I’m jealous but am glad I can see your photos and read about your travels.

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