The Grizzly Bar: Off the track but worth the trek
You really have to want to go here because The Grizzly Bar seems to be the only thing going in Roscoe. That said, make it one of your stops when in the Red Lodge/Beartooth area. And don't let the name fool you. The place is an excellant restaurant.
The drive from Red Lodge to Roscoe is an added bonus to the Grizzly Bar experience. You take MT Hwy 78 northwest out of Red Lodge through the rolling foothills of the Beartooth Mountains. The road curves, rises and falls with a constant view of the rising mountainsides.
The trip takes about 25 minutes (about 20 miles) and you want to make sure you pay attention once you get to Roscoe. The Grizzly Bar sits south off the main highway on East Rosebud Creek. When you get to Roscoe turn left on the street before the highway bridge over the E. Rosebud. If you go across the highway bridge take the first left after the bridge. You can't miss it either way.
Oh, and buy a hat.
Favorite Dish: Excellant steaks and prime rib. And believe it or not, their fried shrimp is outstanding, and I would know because I grew up in Louisiana and I know my seafood.
Oh, and I like the beer, I always do. They have a good selection.Related to:
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Roscoe Off The Beaten Path
Drive to East Rosebud Lake along the...
After you enjoy the Grizzly Bar take the road south. It will immediatly curve to the right where it becomes E. Rosebud Road and will soon turn into dirt. No matter, continue until the road forks staying to the left, which will bring you along the banks of the creek. Cross the bridge over the creek and take an immediate right onto E. Rosebud Lake Road. Drive along the creek all the way to East Rosebud Lake. There are several turnouts along the creek that will give you some very nice sounds of rustling rapids and the oppurtunity to soak your feet in ice cold water. Others will allow you to enjoy the serenity of a slow moving, but crystal clear stream. Rocky cliffs form parts of the canyon as you make your way south.
Once you get to East Rosebud Creek there are several trail heads leading into the Beartooth Mountains.
My travelogue with this page has some pictures of the creek and surrounding area.Related to:
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