The Buses of Yellowstone Preservation Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit all-volunteer organization located in Red Lodge, Montana. Founded in 2008, our mission is to historically preserve in original operating condition a collection of all makes and models of motorized vehicles used in Yellowstone Park prior to World War II, and to share with others the importance and experience of these vehicles in the park.
Our vehicles are showcased in a historic garage located in the historic commercial district of Red Lodge. The garage was built in 1936 and is the home to one of the oldest, if not the oldest service stations that operated continuously in the State of Montana. The garage is primarily open to the public on weekends (late spring through early fall), for special 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 in an all-original 1937 Model 706 Yellowstone Park Bus on the scenic Beartooth Highway are provided by reservation only for families and groups. The reservation is for the “bus” that can accommodate up to 10 passengers; not for individual seats on the bus. If the group or family exceeds 10 passengers, a second bus can be reserved when needed and if available. Those who take the trip can plan on traveling about 35 miles up the Beartooth Highway from Red Lodge 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. More information regarding these trips may be obtained by calling 406-860-5910 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 1937 Model 706 Yellowstone Park Bus on the Beartooth Highway
Your donations help preserve our historic park vehicles and the historic garage in which they reside. Donations may be made by clicking on “Donate Now” or by mailing to Buses of Yellowstone Preservation Trust, PO Box 1522, Red Lodge, MT 59068.
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PO Box 1522
Red Lodge MT 59068 US
124 N Broadway Ave, Red Lodge, Montana 59068, United States
Weekends Late Spring Through Early Fall or By Appointment