US Route 89
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Distance: 126 miles • Elevation Change: Gardiner 5225 ft.-White Sulphur Springs 5047 ft.
US Route 89 follows the Yellowstone River north of the national park into the aptly named Paradise Valley between the Absaroka and Gallatin Ranges to the town of Livingston. Follow Park Street through town until it merges onto I-90 then take exit 340 and head north. From I-90 to north of Wilsall US 89 follows the Shields River through a broad valley between the Bridger Range and the Crazy Mountains then continues north to White Sulphur Springs.
Livingston Depot Center: The railroad depot in Livingston was built by the Northern Pacific Railroad to welcome tourists traveling to Yellowstone National Park. After passenger service was discontinued the three-story Italianate-style building was renovated into a museum. The museum’s many exhibits tell the story of railroading in this region and hosts cultural events throughout the summer months.
On The Blog: Roadside Diversion-Thunder Jack
Towns, Cities & Reservations:
White Sulphur Springs
Public Lands & Historic Places:
Gallatin National Forest
Lewis and Clark National Forest
Yankee Jim Canyon
All of the US Route 89 road trip maps in one convenient book including driving directions and Wayne Ranney's introductory essays.
Print Edition: 32-page magazine to take along on your trip. Click below to order from Magcloud—$15 plus shipping.
World Wide Web Links Edition: Electronic file with links to 189 online resources for planning your trip—$5.
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