The Buses of Yellowstone Preservation Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit all-volunteer organization located in Red Lodge, Montana. Established 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 up the scenic Beartooth Highway are provided by reservation only for families, groups and special events. The bus comfortably accommodates 10 passengers. Additional buses can be provided when needed for larger groups. 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. 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. A donation to the Buses of Yellowstone Preservation Trust is requested for the trip. A recommended donation amount is specified upon inquiry. More information regarding these trips may be obtained by calling 406-860-5910 or emailing email@example.com.
A 1937 Model 706 Yellowstone Park Bus on the Beartooth Highway
Your donations help preserve our historic park vehicles and the historic building in which they reside
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