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Gallatin Canyon

Bozeman, MT
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Activities: Driving, Rock climbing
Most recent review
- Jul 30, 2014
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Bethesda, Maryland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
41 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The beauty of this river is only exceeded by the fishing that can be done on it. There are plenty of hungry trout in there, and they will rise to your fly. And the full length of it is a true gem. Go all the way.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Gallatin Canyon is beautiful under the big skies of Montana! We enjoyed enjoyed taking in the outstanding natural beauty of this place!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Drove canyon several times to get to West Yellowstone from Bozeman to go Xc skiing. Besides beautiful views of canyon and surrounding mountains, saw bighorn sheep near Big Sky on both trips, Also saw herd of elk. While canyon road well maintained it gets a lot of snow so you need to take it easy. Would not recommend going the... More

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Anaheim Hills, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Traveled the canyon coming from West Yellowstone. It is beautiful. Winter time, however, the road can be a little icy so best to travel at appropriate speeds.

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Bozeman, Montana
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17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Highway 191 follows the Gallatin river through this canyon. Drive slow, but use the pull outs to let the locals pass, this way you are safe and they won't try to pass you. There are a number of great hikes originating on this stretch of road, certainly worth exploring.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We enjoy so many places along the Gallatin River. Bison, coyote, and eagles were viewed along Spanish Creek Trail. The Gallatin River offers fishing and whitewater rafting. Hike Indian Ridge Trailhead and Stormcastle Trailhead in early summer for wildflowers galore!

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Montana
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The Gallatin Canyon road (Hwy. 191 south from "Four Corners" west of Bozeman) offers an excellent trip. Go slow to enjoy the scenery and save your life. It is a narrow canyon tracing the Gallatin River, one of two very different rivers (the other was Paradise Valley along the Yellowstone River to the east) in the film "A River Runs... More

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Evanston, IL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Gorgeous scenery, wonderful hiking, it is well worth the drive. If you are in Bozeman, you will not regret taking a short ride to see this area.

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Santa Rosa, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Not far outside of Bozeman, heading southwest, Hwy. 191 snakes its way thru the beautiful Gallatin River valley. Steep rock walls, idyllic river ebb turnouts, and gorgeous scenery around every turn in the road. This is a great drive to get to West Yellowstone from Bozeman, plus, a River Runs Thru It.

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Finlayson, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We got off a plane and into a car and drove this route to Yellowstone. The road follows a beautiful glistening river replete with fly fisherman, evergreens, and raptors. Great introduction to Yellowstone country, and a much more beautiful drive than to/from the park's north entrance.

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