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US 89

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jul 31, 2009

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57 McR Points
November 26, 2011
Rode this ride from Gardiner north after sunset…
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Written Directions

Start route in Gardiner, M and head north on US 89 ... ends in Livingston, MT.

Scenery

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.

Drive Enjoyment

Sweeping curves south give way to a flatter, straighter ride in the north. Pavement is great.

Tourism Opportunities

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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Trapper
November 26, 2011
57 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Rode this ride from Gardiner north after sunset on Sept.15, 2008. And south from Livingston on a beautiful day, August 1, 2009. It is a very nice ride but I don't recommend doing it at night. The route along the river becomes a deers playground after dark.
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