US 89 + ADD NEW ROUTE
17 in Montana Montana54 Miles
By Steve Proctor
on August 1, 2009
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Start route in Gardiner, M and head north on US 89 ... ends in Livingston, MT.
Great mountain scenery through Paradise Valley along Yellowstone River. You'll see Pronghorn sheep, eagles, mule deer, bears (maybe). This route runs thru Absaroka mountains. For some special scenery divert onto E. River Road which returns to 89 after 15 miles or so.
Sweeping curves south give way to a flatter, straighter ride in the north. Pavement is great.
Good food in Gardiner and Livingstone. Gardiner is expensive as it is a gateway town to Yellowstone NP. Emigrant has a good bar/restaurant and a store w/ gas. Check out Chico Hot Springs and the Shining Gallery in Pray. A couple of National forest campgrounds on the east side near Gardiner and Pray. My daughter and I stayed in an awesome cabin renter to us by Gary and Vicky from the Shining Gallery in Pray, MT. Just a quick plug here as they were wonderful hosts.
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