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Gallatin River

Bozeman, MT
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Bozeman
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, White-water rafting
Description: A good fishing river.
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Butte, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It is a good river. Easily accessible. It is clean. There is usually a lot of people on it. The river has shuttles for tube-ers who don't bother to shuttle themselves.

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Derry, New Hampshire
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We stayed high in Big Sky for a week and traveled up and down route 191 beside the river to Bozeman several times. We saw rafters, kayakers, and fishermen in the river every day. We also stopped several times to wade into wade into this fast-moving water. It is invigorating, and the air in the river canyon north of Yellowstone... More

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Fresno, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed stopping along the Gallatin River which was very full in July. It was wonderful to have a picnic, and hear the river roaring by. What a beautiful area of the country this is!

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Neptune Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The trailhead is just off the Gallatin River...which is GORGEOUS and which I WILL be rafting down next trip. The hike is 6 miles round trip and pretty steep. The view at the top is so worth it. Coming from Florida, and this being my first hike, I did have to get used to the elevation a bit...but it's a... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The time we went is in May and not an ideal time to fish. But the driving conditions seem fine and beautiful! I would suggest in the summer and early fall time would be the best for fishing. Many turn offs you can park along with a few RV campsites to choose from after big sky. One of the best... More

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Peaks Island, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Absolutely great fly fishing...even in the winter. Fast running water through the Gallatin Canyon provide abundant trout fishing. River has many easy access points along the highway which parallels the road for the most part through the canyon. Worth a stop on the way to Yellowstone. Scenery alone is worth the trip. Visitors don't forget to get a license. You... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Nice area to driver through and see. It's on your way from Bozeman to Big Sky. Very pretty drive. Definitely would recommend it

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A great, easily accessible river. Just pull off highway 191 almost anywhere just South of Gallatin Gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Don't forget if you fish in YNP portion of the Gallatin you will need a permit from the Park

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Bozeman, Montana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Gallatin River is one of the most beautiful natural resources in Montana. Great bird life - eagles, king fishers, otters, American Dippers, herons, osprey - the list goes on. Fabulous fishing.

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Lantana, TX
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was a good river this late in the season to have a family raft trip (kids of 9 & 6). Earlier in the year it would be higher water levels. This is a scenic trip with a lot of fun to be had. The group at Bozeman White Water guides were tremendous, focused on safety and very entertaining. Would... More

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