The Bozeman Trail
From Bozeman Pass, the Bozeman Trail crossed the head of Moffit Canyon to Kelly Canyon. The trail descended Kelly Canyon and entered the Gallitan Valley at the site of Fort Ellis. As they approached the town of Bozeman diarist enthusiastically recorded seeing the first fences, plowed fields and cabins since leaving the eastern settlements. Today the lower three miles of Kelly Canyon Road follows the historic Bozeman Trail as it winds its way down from the summit to the Gallitan Valley.
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Location. 45° 40.117′ N, 110° 58.529′ W. Marker is near Bozeman, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on Frontage Road (State Highway 191), on the left when traveling east. Marker is on the north side of Frontage Road, just east of Fort Ellis Road, adjacent to the Fort Ellis marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33179 Frontage Rd, Bozeman MT 59715, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Ellis (here, next to this marker); Lindley Park (approx. 2˝ miles away); Bozeman Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Trail Through Time (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pioneer Museum (approx. 5.2 miles away); First People in the Gallatin Valley (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Ellis (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bozeman.
Additional keywords. Lewis & Clark Expedition
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