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Address: Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman, MT
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Hyalite Canyon has something for everyone

We recently ventured into Hyalite canyon for a winter hike. I pondered how fortunate we are to live in a place that offers so much public land for people to enjoy. There is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rick O
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Helena, Montana
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Helena, Montana
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62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently ventured into Hyalite canyon for a winter hike. I pondered how fortunate we are to live in a place that offers so much public land for people to enjoy. There is a local group that sponsors the plowing of the road through Hyalite Canyon during the winter keeping it accessible year round. As we went in, we saw... More 

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Eau Claire, WI
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to the entry of Palisade Falls and about a mile from the entrance, the road deteriorated into a two track 4x4 only trail through the snow. It was quite an adventure and my kids loved the excitement. Once to the trail, we hiked to the frozen falls and back down. It was a really nice easy hike with... More 

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Thank Northtwin
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This was a nice little hike with a beautiful reward at the end. The path is well maintained and easy enough for everyone.

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

There are two times the falls are worth seeing: in the winter when it is all ice and in the spring when the water flow is at its peak. It is a short easy hike. I have seen people in wheel chairs (with assistance) visit the falls. Very neat place for kids when a larger volume of water is flowing.... More 

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NH
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This hike is about 1/2 mile on a switch back paved surface. The parking area was plentiful. The area was very clean. There are picnic tables and a shallow stream for the kids to cool off in. The water fall was nice nothing spectacular. What I found most interesting was the rock formations in the area. **On the way to... More 

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Bozeman, MT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is a high falls with not a large volume of water flowing. The location is fantastic with nearby peaks standing out with rocky tops. The trail up to the falls from the parking area is paved and gradual. That makes it nice for small kids or anybody wanting to enjoy the beauties of nature without a rugged trail. You... More 

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Thank runtrails
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Nice view of falls in a natural setting. Short walk from parking area and not difficult. Easy drive through Hyalite canyon.

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Victor, Idaho, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We went here on our way through Bozeman after the first week of snowfall. The road was plowed for the first 6 miles but we had to rely on tracks in the snow for the rest of the trip and it was just fine with 4 wheel drive. The trail was easy to find and well used. Even with 8"... More 

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Grasse, France
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We were traveling with our elderly parents, so this hike is perfect for people who want to enjoy the local scenery without having to undertake miles of hiking.

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I would recommend this if you are looking for something short and sweet with a nice payoff at the end. It only takes ten minutes or so but has a pretty waterfall at the end. It's paved, so it's great for small children.

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