GARDINER TO POINT OF ROCKS

Map of Gardiner to Point of Rocks

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Biking Photos (14K)Location: Gardiner, Montana (near Yellowstone National Park entrance)
Type: Mountain Bike Ride
Rating: Easy to Moderate
Mileage: 22 miles

This fun, point-to-point (shuttle required) cruiser begins in the busy little tourist town of Gardiner, located a mile high and adjacent to the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Yankee Jim Canyon, which you ll traverse on the ride, is the namesake of Jim George, the man who hacked a wagon trail/toll road through the canyon in the 19th century. Yankee Jim earned his keep by charging Yellowstone-bound travelers a fee to pass through the canyon, as well as by providing overnight accommodations in a roadhouse he constructed.

If you re feeling energetic, at the suggested ending point at 22.0 miles you can turn right onto U.S. Highway 89 and return to Gardiner on pavement, or link to the Paradise Valley/East River Road ride, also on this site.