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With more than 150 inches of annual snowfall and nearly as many days of sunshine, West Yellowstone, Montana, has earned its place as one of the “Top 10 Winter Towns” (National Geographic Traveler). With the entrance to Yellowstone National Park right in town, you can witness the park’s icons such as hot springs, mud pots, geysers such as Old Faithful, and wildlife like bison, elk, and wolves, all with the beauty of a blanket of soft snow. Yellowstone’s West Entrance is open for oversnow travel [...]

By |2021-01-14T23:23:33+00:00October 30th, 2019|


fall in west yellowstone The fall season brings spectacular scenery in and around West Yellowstone with the landscapes transforming from green to vibrant shades of orange, red, and gold. The cooler fall temperatures create incredible photo opportunities in Yellowstone National Park, with the fog turning to steam over the rivers and geysers. This season is a great time for mountain biking, road cycling, and hiking, fall while keeping your camera ready to capture the breathtaking beauty and wi [...]

By |2020-10-26T16:36:55+00:00August 19th, 2019|

How to Plan a Girlfriend Getaway in West Yellowstone (and why you should!)

Reconnecting with kindred spirits, recharging your batteries, and relaxing in a gorgeous outdoor setting: It’s hard to top the appeal of a girlfriend getaway. And if your crew is an outdoorsy bunch, your time together likely involves an adventurous pursuit or two, whether it’s a hardcore hike, leisurely horseback ride, or stargazing session (or all of those!). That’s why a destination like West Yellowstone, Montana, should be on your radar. Known as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park, the [...]

By |2020-10-26T17:43:09+00:00June 11th, 2019|

West Yellowstone is the Perfect Spot for a Family Reunion

Stunning mountain vistas. Meadows full of bison. Endless options for year-round outdoor adventure, from skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to hiking, biking, and fishing in the summer. Friendly, down-to-earth locals and an Old West vibe. And then, there’s the world’s most famous geyser just a short drive away, not to mention other geological wonders like bubbling mud pots and sizzling hot springs. Choose West Yellowstone as the destination for your next family reunion, and you’ll have so much [...]

By |2020-10-26T17:43:30+00:00June 4th, 2019|

12 Best Events in West Yellowstone Throughout the Year

West Yellowstone, Montana is not just a gateway to the national park, but a destination in and of its own, filled with unique events throughout the year that draw people from all across the country. “This is such a great place to hold an event,” says Brian Giordano, who organizes a unique competition called Skijor West, which is part cross-country skiing, part rodeo. “We get the best competitors in the country here, and they love it.” You don’t have to be an elite athlete to enjoy all that West [...]

By |2020-10-26T17:43:43+00:00May 15th, 2019|

5 Reasons Why You Should Host Your Next Business Event in West Yellowstone

When most people think of West Yellowstone, images of Old Faithful or bison grazing in the valley typically come to mind. And while the Montana town is known as the gateway to our country’s first national park, those very same natural wonders and modern amenities that make it a great base camp for exploring Yellowstone also make it the perfect spot for your next business or team-building event. You can easily access town from the seasonal Yellowstone airport or fly into Bozeman, where it’s less [...]

By |2020-10-26T17:44:46+00:00April 5th, 2019|

Fuel Up and Wind Down

It should come as no surprise that Yellowstone National Park is one of the most visited in the country, with more than 4 million people making the trip each year. They come to see one of America’s most scenic regions with rugged mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, incredible wildlife, and nearly half the world’s geysers, including Old Faithful. It’s the country’s first national park, and at more than 3,400 square miles, the second largest in the continental U.S., taking up the northwest corner o [...]

By |2020-10-26T17:44:36+00:00April 5th, 2019|


spring in west yellowstone Visiting in the spring means avoiding the heavy crowds in summer. Spring and early summer bring some of the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the year. With bears emerging from their winter slumber; elk, deer, and bison babies being born; and animals foraging near boardwalks and roadways, visitors in the early season are treated to wildlife viewing unlike any other time of year. (Just remember to follow all rules and regulations and keep a safe distance from [...]

By |2021-04-14T17:38:27+00:00February 15th, 2019|

48 Hours in West Yellowstone: How to Make the Most out of an Outdoorsy Weekend

The small town of West Yellowstone, nestled at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, is ruggedly Western yet comfortably homey in a way that echoes the landscape surrounding America’s first national park. Small-town hospitality, Western grandeur, and a decidedly outdoorsy lifestyle combine to create an authentic experience at the doorway to some of North America’s most storied wonders. Summer is peak season for visitors to the area, as Montana’s big sky seemingly stretching to accommod [...]

By |2020-10-26T17:45:07+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Why West Yellowstone is the Ideal Place to Host a Gathering

Tom Sadler, a noted outdoor writer and conservationist, found the perfect location for his wedding in West Yellowstone, Montana. "The location and diversity of activities for our friends and family were ideal—from fishing on the Madison River, touring Yellowstone National Park, or just hanging out in West Yellowstone," he says. “The recreational options were endless.” Situated at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, the town of West Yellowstone draws visitors who want to hold their sp [...]

By |2020-10-26T17:45:20+00:00May 23rd, 2018|
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