Red Lodge is a favorite getaway for Billings residents. Escaping to the cooler air of the mountains and playing tourist for the day (or weekend) is a popular summer activity. I mean, who doesn't love Red Lodge? Camping, restaurants, fun bars, wildlife, motorcycle rides, hiking... it's a fantastic playground just an hour from Billings.

Record flooding this spring wiped out a lot of bridges and roads in the community, and while crews have been working feverishly to get everything reopened, a number of roads, bridges, and campgrounds are still out of order or closed to the public.

Graphic by Carbon Alert
Graphic by Carbon Alert

Know before you go.

If you're just planning to pop around downtown Red Lodge, all stores and businesses on the main streets are open and ready for business. There are a handful of street closures in residential areas on the east side of town along Rock Creek. Carbon Alert, the official emergency communications page for Carbon County shared the graphic above on their Facebook page, with data captured from the Carbon County Flood Incident Interactive Map. You can click the link to scroll and zoom in on areas of interest. Here are the major closures, accurate as of 7/14/22.

  • Lake Fork Road
  • East Side Road
  • Howell Gultch Road
  • Meeteetse Road
  • West Fork Road
  • East Rosebud Road
  • US Hwy 212 (Beartooth Pass Road) is closed at milepost 45 south of town
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Photos by Michael Foth, Townsquare Media
Photos by Michael Foth, Townsquare Media

There's always something fun going on in Red Lodge.

A big event this weekend (7/14 to 7/17) is the 28th annual Beartooth Rally and Iron Horse Rodeo, which I wrote about HERE. Other fun stuff coming up this summer in Red Lodge include:

See you soon in Red Lodge!

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