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Gallatin Canyon

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Address: Bozeman, MT
Activities: Driving, Rock climbing

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The canyon is hidden as you approach from Belgrade and then like magic you enter through a slot in the hills. The Gallatin river is beautiful and there are many fun drives... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The canyon is hidden as you approach from Belgrade and then like magic you enter through a slot in the hills. The Gallatin river is beautiful and there are many fun drives (Spanish Creek) and hikes (Storm King). Have breakfast or lunch at the Inn on the Gallatin and play at Big Sky. Awesome place.

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Bozeman, Montana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bozeman, Montana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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