US Route 89-The West
US Route 89 Road Trip Guide-"Thunder Jack", Shields Valley

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Gardiner to White Sulphur Springs Road Trip Guide

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.

Special Attractions:
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.

Gardiner to White Sulphur Springs Map

Towns, Cities & Reservations:
Corwin Springs
Livingston Depot Center, Livingston, MontanaSmoking Room, Livingston Depot CenterWomens Parlor, Livingston Depot CenterLivingston Depot Center, Livingston, MontanaLivingston Depot Detail
Main Street, Livingston, MontanaDanforth GallerySacajawea StatueBridge in Sacajawea Park
Clyde Park
Thunder Jack, Shields Valley, MontanaBank Bar, Wilsall, MontanaWilsall Mercantile Co., Wilsall, Montana
Grain Elevator, Wilsall, MontanaMontana Elevator Co., Wilsall, MontanaThe Old PO Liquor Store, Wilsall, Montana
White Sulphur Springs

Public Lands & Historic Places:
Gallatin National Forest
Absaroka-Beartooth Wildness
Lewis and Clark National Forest

Yellowstone River
Yankee Jim Canyon
Snow Mountains
Gallatin Range
Paradise Valley
Paradise Valley, MontanaSummer Strom, Paradise Valley, Montana
Absaroka Range
Canyon Mountain
Shields River
Bridger Range
Crazy Mountains
US Route 89, Crazy Mountains, MontanaCrazy Mountains, Montana
Smith River
Castle Mountains

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