A Hidden Valley - an Orphan Road

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Malahini on October 29, 2003

From our condo in Big Sky, MT, we often drove to Yellowstone NP via Rt. 191. Of the 58 miles, 20 pass through Yellowstone NP. There's no other road connection to this part of Yellowstone. Pretty drive though--straight uncrowded and level along the Galatin river valley, a fly fisherman's paradise. With woods, river, and colorful sandstone cliffs, it's a peaceful drive.

It's been dry in the west for a long time, and the southeast entrance to Yellowstone was closed by fire during much of our two week stay. One day, Rt. 191 south of Big Sky was closed by fire also. So we had to detour on our return that evening. A small inconvenience, considering the fires in California this year. But you'll do well to phone ahead and check that your route is open if fire is a possibility.

Driving Route 191
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


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