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Gallatin Canyon

Address: Bozeman, MT
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Ranked #5 of 43 things to do in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving, Rock climbing
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving, Rock climbing
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Bozeman, Montana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Nice drive all the way to West Yellowstone. Be aware that the ski and construction traffic is intense 7-9 am and 4-6 pm. When it snows it is a thrill a minute. Pull over if you are slow!!

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great place to get out of the car and take the dogs for a walk. Drive carefully and use the pullouts.

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Fargo, ND
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Scenic and beautiful drive. Pay attention to the road though! Early morning "traffic" You might also have big horn sheep on the road.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Drove through on our way to Yellowstone and were pleasantly surprised by the amount of animals we got to see and take photos of.

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Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful route to take to big sky and/or Yellowstone. With the river running right beside the highway, there is always something beautiful to see including huge rock formations kayakers and fishermen on the river. We have hiked on several of the trails that are accessible by this highway, and they are just amazing. Storm Castle is... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Lovely way to get to Yellowstone. The views are gorgeous, even in the winter. Would recommend the hour it takes to drive though.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A drive through the Gallatin Canyon is a must see for visiting Bozeman. The Gallatin River (one of the 3 forks of the great Missouri) starts as a meadow stream in Yellowstone National Park outside of West Yellowstone . It soon becomes a powerful plunging freestone river that cuts through the mountains on the way to the Gallatin Valley where... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My first drive through the Gallatin Canyon was on December 23, 2004. It had just snowed. The "Powder" was on all the trees.The rocks in the river were piled high with snow while water cascaded around them. The road was snowpacked. There were few cars going either way. It was my first memorable Montana experience. .Everything sparkled and glistened in... More 

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British Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Fantastic scenery for the hour and a half drive to the town of West Yellowstone. Nothing to dislike about this scenic drive.

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Just south of Bozeman on Hwy 191 toward Yellowstone Park you'll travel through some of the most beautiful, mountainous terrain. Pass through Big Sky country - a short detour and down to the West Entrance to the Park. If you can spare the time, even if you don't go any farther than Big Sky, it is worth the trip. You'll... More 

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