The access to Hellroaring Plateau in the Beartooth Mountains is a rough and steep jeep road about 7 miles from the campground at Rock Creek.
From the trailhead, there is an old mining road, which is closed because it is in the designated wilderness, but this road makes a good hiking trail. No wheeled vehicles can travel here.
The views were just breathtaking and we marveled at the way huge granite boulders were deposited along the top of the plateau by glaciers.
This is Mount Rearguard - it is 12280 feet high. Last summer my husband Joe, led a party to the summit of this peak. I did not go along on that trip.