Scenic Route from Yellowstone to Glacier NP?

Oct 16, 2007
Glens Falls, NY
We're ready to leave the Yellowstone NP area tomorrow morning (friday), and have two overnights to fill before arriving on the west side of Glacier NP on Sunday. Can anyone suggest any places to see/scenic routes along the way?

We're currently in Gardiner MT (north entrance to Yellowstone) and were considering visiting Bannack Ghost Town near Dillon, but that appears a bit out of the way, based upon road maps that I'm looking at.

May 27, 2006
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Bannack was hit by a flash flood back in June and is still closed, from what I've read in the paper, Bert. There are some fantastic sights along that route though:

Come west on I-90 past Bozeman, go south to Dillon via Whitehall and Twin Bridges. Then go west on 278 from Dillon area and go through the Big Hole River Valley - beautiful mountainous fly-fishing country and the Big Hole Nat'l Battlefield is there. You'll keep going west over the Lewis and Clark Trail and intersect highway 93. You can head north on 93 up past Hamilton and the Lee Metcalf NWR and through Missoula. Just north of Missoula is St. Ignatius and the towering Mission Mtn. range and a little farther is the National Bison Range. Then it's past the very large Flathead Lake and onto Kalispell area and Glacier.
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Another shorter option is to go through Seeley Lake, another beautiful mountain valley:

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Bozeman has the Museum of the Rockies, Butte is a historical mining town with museums and attractions of that nature.


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