Buses of Yellowstone Preservation Trust - Red Lodge

The building in which the Buses of Yellowstone Preservation Trust showcase their original operating Yellowstone Park vehicles is located in the historic commercial district of Red Lodge. The building sits on the main street of Red Lodge and is viewable by all who travel to and through the town. The building is primarily open to the public on weekends (late spring through early fall) and holidays, for special community events and by appointment. Individuals and groups are free to enter the building when open and view all that is showcased therein. There is no charge for entry.

Bus trips up the scenic Beartooth Highway in an original Yellowstone National Park bus are offered for groups, reunions, weddings and other special events during the weekends of the summer months. The trip is taken in an all-original 1937 Model 706 Yellowstone Park Bus which comfortably accommodates 10 passengers. Additional buses can be provided as needed for larger groups. Those who take the trip can plan on traveling about 35 miles up the Beartooth Highway from Red Lodge, Montana, at an elevation of 5,500 feet, to the West Summit of the Beartooth Pass at an elevation of 10,947 feet. The bus slowly travels along, about 15-18 mph, to and from the Summit providing ample time to enjoy the breathtaking vistas. The canvas top of the bus is rolled back as weather permits, allowing riders to stand and take-in the majestic views. A stop at Vista Point is made along the way. Bus riders may bring along a lunch if desired for a picnic along the highway. The trip generally takes 4 to 5 hours based on the number of stops. Reservations are required. A donation to the Buses of Yellowstone Preservation Trust is requested for the trip.


Mailing Address
Not Available

Street Address
124 N Broadway Ave
Red Lodge,  MT 59068

Phone: 406-860-5910

Located on the main street of Red Lodge in the city's historic commercial district. Address is 124 N Broadway Avenue, Red Lodge, Montana.

Late Spring through early Fall

Weekends, holidays, special events and by appointment

Not Available

Group Reservations Required, Walk-Ins Welcome

Instruction, Merchandise, Parking, Tour, Unescorted Tour

Cultural, Education, Exhibit, Heritage, History, Museum, Photography, Tour