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Gallatin Canyon

Address: Bozeman, MT
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Rock climbing
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Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Rock climbing
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

These views are amazing. I send pictures to all my friends every time we visit! The beauty of the River and the rock formations are awesome.

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are heading to or from Yellowstone Park, try to drive the Gallatin Canyon between West Yellowstone and Bozeman. You won't be disappointed!. It's one of great 90 minutes drives in the USA!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

the lake is a great gathering place for paddle boarding , kayaking and bringing your dog. lots of hiking trails to enjoy and beautiful scenery.

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