2. Beartooth Highway

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Everything about this route speaks epic: scenery, sweeping corners, switchbacks, wildlife, elevation, etc. It’s one of the roads in this list I haven’t ridden but desperately want to. Located in the upper left corner of Wyoming, above Yellowstone Park, and bordering Idaho and Montana, the road wends its way through the Beartooth Mountains peaking at nearly 11,000 feet at Beartooth Pass. With that kind of elevation and geographical location the road remains open only during the nicest months of the year, and even then, I’m told to expect severe weather. But I’d never let something as insignificant as weather stop me from riding this road. That’s what moto-apparel is for.