Red Lodge is located 60 miles (96.6 Kilometers) southwest of Billings, Montana at the edge of the Beartooth Mountains, along one of the scenic highways leading to Yellowstone National Park. Red Lodge's elevation is high, so the weather can be rather brisk at any time of the year. The elevation of Red Lodge is about 5500 feet (1675 meters). During the summer the weather is generally clear, but seldom hot so be sure bring along some warm clothes.
Summer is short but very enjoyable. It usually lasts from early June to mid September. Because of the altitude, really hot weather is rare. The typical daily temperature range is from 50 degrees to 85 degrees (10 to 29 degrees C). The evenings are cool enough that you may need a jacket. Summer snowfalls are rare, but during every summer there may be several days when nighttime temperatures in Red Lodge approach the freezing point (32 degrees F / 0 degrees C). Thunderstorms are usually brief, and they are seldom violent. A typical summer thunderstorm in Red Lodge lasts no more than about 15 minutes, just long enough to soak the ground.
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