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Gallatin River

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Address: Bozeman, MT

A good fishing river.

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Gallatin River Whitewater Rafting
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Beautiful, untouched by pollution and scenic

Went horseback riding on this river and on the Hell-Roaring trail with Hart Ranch guide - Hunter. Fantastic! Just had two days of snow in May and was beautiful.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went horseback riding on this river and on the Hell-Roaring trail with Hart Ranch guide - Hunter. Fantastic! Just had two days of snow in May and was beautiful.

Thank Dawmsmirh
Bozeman, Montana
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Gallatin River doesn't get as much press as the Madison or Yellowstone, but it offers equally good fishing. I also think it offers greater diversity of topography and environments. Except for the areas in Gallatin Canyon that have good whitewater rafting, it is much less crowded than the Madison. This trip I went wade fishing in Gallatin Canyon. In... More 

Thank geotrekker2016
Bozeman, Montana
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Gallatin River is just beautiful and teeming with wildlife sightings along its shores. Don't miss it.

Thank Kris K
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153 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Plenty of great views and lots of places to take photos. The river is gorgeous and especially so when still in winter mode.

Thank mobiusag
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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Amazingly beautiful! The river is on the left then the right then back on the left side again on the road from Bozeman to Big Sky. Glad I had the chance to see it.

Thank GenxGirl P
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138 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Beautiful after runoff in June, but can be muddy for several days after a rain storm due to washout from upstream Taylor Fork. The river has 3 characters: 1. small stream in meadows south of Big Sky where fish are spooky, 2. rocky canyon with fast moving, colder water where fish hold in pockets, 3. flat alfalfa meadows north of... More 

Thank BozemanTrudeman
McLean, Virginia
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111 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I loved this place. We stopped to just look around it and it was majestic.There were mountains all around. What a great scenic spot.

Thank Saumyashree M
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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208 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Enjoy the Gallatin year-round by packing a winter picnic and building a fire riverside at one of the many hunting and fishing campgrounds along the river 20-30 miles outside Bozeman.

Thank eatplaylove
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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537 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We drove along the Gallatin River in Montana and were mesmerized by the blue waters, the green vegetation and the lovely mountain backdrops. We did not leave the car. I cannot recommend hikes, but there would be places to picnic if you planned ahead and had deli sandwiches in a cooler with drinks !

Thank Travelartgolf
Boise, Idaho
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105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This river offers scenic views, fishing, swimming, etc. Hwy 191 is the best way to see this awesome river. There is several areas to check out the views. Highly recommend.

Thank J. A

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