Gardiner to White Sulphur Springs
Gardiner Elevation (feet)
White Sulphur Springs Elevation (feet)
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.
Basin and Range
Livingston is the gateway town to Yellowstone National Park 50 miles to the south. Established by the North Pacific Railroad, one of Livingston attractions is the railway history museum at the Depot Center. Livingston attracts fly fisherman for world-class fishing on the Yellowstone River.
The town of Wilsall is at the north end of the Shields River Valley. Originally it was at the end of a spur line of the Northern Pacific and shipping point for farmers as seen in the grain elevators. Today many old buildings have been repurposed—the bank is now a bar and the post office is a liquor store—as Wilsall has attracted a different crowd.
White Sulphur Springs
White Sulphur Springs, as the name implies, is home to a once famous hot spring. Today it is the county seat of Meagher County and it’s main attraction is a collection of bars and restaurants to enjoy when passing through on US 89. It is the world headquarters of Red Ants Pants which specializes in workwear for women and produces a music festival that is the highlight of the summer.
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Towns, Cities and Reservations
White Sulphur Springs
Public Lands and Historic Places
Gallatin National Forest
Lewis and Clark National Forest
Yankee Jim Canyon
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