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Gallatin River, Bozeman

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The Gallatin River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 120 mi (193 km long), in the U.S. states of Wyoming and Montana. It is one of three rivers, along with the Jefferson and Madison, that converge near Three Forks, Montana, to form the Missouri.It rises in the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park, in northwestern Wyoming, in the Gallatin Range of the Rocky Mountains. It flows northwest through Gallatin National Forest, past Big Sky, Montana, and joins the Jefferson and Madison approximately 30 mi (48 km) northwest of Bozeman. U.S. Highway 191 follows the river from the Wyoming border to just outside Bozeman.The river was named in July 1805 by Meriwether Lewis at Three Forks. The eastern fork of the three, it was named for Albert Gallatin, the U.S. Treasury Secretary from 1801–14. The western fork was named for President Thomas Jefferson and the central fork for Secretary of State James Madison.
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  • Great views. Peaceful. Not far from town. Many fishing holes. We love spending a day on this river with family.  more »
  • This is a must do while in southwest Montana. The drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone follows the Gallatin River most of the way. The scenery is great, you will have a good chance to see sheep, elk...  more »
  • Days enveloped by mist rising from pure waters, a steady snow melting as the flakes hit rock carved over centuries. The pine needles painted in white, the aspen and cottonwoods struggling to hold thei...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful river ! Good rapids and good fishing 💚
  • This is a shot of what white water rafting folks call "Brad Pitt Rock" from the movie poster. "A River Runs Through It...".
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