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West Yellowstone
Travel Guide

West Yellowstone

Outdoor opportunities abound in this gateway to Yellowstone National Park, with fishing, hiking and wildlife encounters all on your doorstep.

West Yellowstone is a town in Montana surrounded by national parks and many miles from a big city. See grizzly bears and wolves in their natural environment and explore the geysers, hot pools and hiking trails of neighboring Yellowstone Park. Get to West Yellowstone by car from Salt Lake City in Utah, about 325 miles (523 kilometers) south. Ride a snow mobile to get around the town and surrounding wilderness in winter. Attractions such as an IMAX theater and the Yellowstone Historic Center keep you entertained indoors.

Nestled beside the world-famous Yellowstone National Park, West Yellowstone has served as a gateway for those looking to explore its natural riches since 1908. Despite having a permanent population of just 1,200 the town receives more than 3.5 million visitors per year and is well set up to help tourists make the most of their time in the area.

Head out into the park and waterfalls, geysers and rejuvenating hot pools that are all within easy reach of the town. Try and catch a trout in the nearby Madison and Gallatin rivers or rent a boat and enjoy a day on the water on Hebgen Lake. Enjoy a scenic drive out to the Earthquake Lake, which was formed in 1959 by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake.

As you’d expect for a town that sits 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) above sea level, the winters can be harsh. This doesn’t have to stop you from getting into the outdoors. Wrap up warm and jump onto a snowmobile or take a tour of the area in a sled pulled by dogs. Cross-country skiing is also a popular activity.

Visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery center, where you can see grizzly bears and raptors in their natural environment. Learn about the town’s history in the Yellowstone Historic Center, which holds old coaches and trains from the area and a display on the 1959 earthquake. Enjoy the area’s stunning scenery from the comfort of a seat in the IMAX cinema, or catch a show at the Bears Den Cinema. There are also outdoor theater and musical performances in the town center during the summer.

Brandin' Iron Inn
Brandin' Iron Inn
2.5 out of 5
201 Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT
The price is CA $327 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
Located in the city center, this ski-in/ski-out motel in West Yellowstone is within a 10-minute walk of Playmill Theatre and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ...
3.8/5Good! (981 reviews)
"Great staff"

Reviewed on Jun. 13, 2021

Brandin' Iron Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham West Yellowstone
Days Inn by Wyndham West Yellowstone
2 out of 5
301 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, MT
The price is CA $365 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Situated in West Yellowstone, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Gallatin National Forest and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Yellowstone Park West ...
3.8/5Good! (982 reviews)
"Clean, nice rooms. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on Jun. 13, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham West Yellowstone
Terra Nova Cabins
Terra Nova Cabins
3 out of 5
35 Kirkwood Creek Road, West Yellowstone, MT
The price is CA $331 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 19
Situated in the mountains, this cabin is steps from Gallatin National Forest and Hebgen Lake. Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Yellowstone Park West Entrance ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (172 reviews)
"Veryean modern, shower gell, shampoo dispensers in room. Open, withots of eindows. No landscaping really around cabin. Picnic table with lumpy u even dirt around."

Reviewed on Jun. 11, 2021

Terra Nova Cabins
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Yellowstone Studio # 4. Just One Mile From Yellowstone's Main Entrance
Yellowstone Studio # 4. Just One Mile From Yellowstone's Main Entrance
West Yellowstone, MT
The price is CA $371 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in West Yellowstone, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Two Top and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Yellowstone Park West Entrance ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great basecamp
"Perfect location to explore Yellowstone. Bed was very comfy, check in was a breeze. Highly recommended!"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Yellowstone Studio # 4. Just One Mile From Yellowstone's Main Entrance
Yellowstone Two Bed Studio Just One Mile From Yellowstone's Main Entrance
Yellowstone Two Bed Studio Just One Mile From Yellowstone's Main Entrance
West Yellowstone, MT
The price is CA $395 per night from Jun 18 to Jun 18
Situated in West Yellowstone, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Two Top and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Yellowstone Park West Entrance ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
West Yellowstone
"Convenient to all of the small town and easy access to Yellowstone National Park. Property Manager was great and helped us with advice on when to get to the park, where to eat and with getting into the unit. If you have a large vehicle you will have to squeeze into the alley where the units are but ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2019

Yellowstone Two Bed Studio Just One Mile From Yellowstone's Main Entrance
Two Bedroom Modular Home Just One Mile From Yellowstone National Park!
Two Bedroom Modular Home Just One Mile From Yellowstone National Park!
West Yellowstone, MT
The price is CA $444 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 19
Situated in West Yellowstone, this campground is within 1 mi (2 km) of Two Top and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Yellowstone Park West Entrance is 1.4 mi ...
1/5 (1 review)
Dirthy kitchen
"Dirthty kitchen supply’s, bad beds, doors to bedrooms could not be closed. The best ting only were the very nice towels in the bathroom 😏"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2019

Two Bedroom Modular Home Just One Mile From Yellowstone National Park!
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