West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 458 • West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone: 406-646-7701

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West Yellowstone, Montana is a rustic mountain town nestled between National Forest lands and Yellowstone National Park. The area is filled with visible wildlife, breathtaking views and activities for people of all ages. Within the world’s First National Park, ten thousand thermal features and 2.5 million acres of nature’s best offer days of exploration, adventure and learning. Restored gold mining towns, the fascinating 1959 Earthquake area and two National Forests provide the backdrop for even more fun. This breathtaking area offers four seasons of recreational opportunity.

West Yellowstone is located in Southwestern Montana just 1.5 miles away from Wyoming and 8 miles from Idaho. It shares a common border with Yellowstone National Park and is the Park’s only West gateway. West Yellowstone considers itself to be the “Hub of Yellowstone Country” because of its excellent location to all of the wonders of Yellowstone National Park with the added benefit of all there is to explore and do in West Yellowstone. Visitors from across the globe come to take advantage of the endless possibilities for outdoor enjoyment within this area. Warm season enthusiasts make touring, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and river rafting a part of their vacation pleasures. Where white season visitors revel in cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and touring by snowcoach.

West Yellowstone has every reason to consider itself the "Best of the Best" for snowmobiling. The nearly 200 miles of groomed trails within Yellowstone National Park provide opportunities to see the First National Park in what some consider to be its best season. Not to mention the hundreds of miles of trails groomed by West Yellowstone and the State of Idaho in the surrounding National Forests. And, don’t forget all the acres of wide-open spaces for the powder hounds to challenge!

Winter visitors will certainly not want to miss out on the chance to experience the “magic of husky power”. There are opportunities for guided sled-dog trips through West Yellowstone in the Gallatin National Forest and also in neighboring Big Sky. Visitors can share in the excitement and energy of an amazing athlete, the sled-dog, as they take part in and enjoy the thrill of driving a sled-dog team.

For cross-country skiers the West Yellowstone area is nothing short of a free heeler's Mecca. From manicured groomed track to off-piste deep powder, skiers of all abilities will find an endless array of trails and backcountry adventures. One of the highlights of the area is the world-renowned Rendezvous Trail System. The 40-kilometer trail is impeccably groomed daily and is within walking distance from virtually any location in town. With a remarkably long ski season (at least November through April) and every conceivable amenity available, West Yellowstone is the perfect cross-country ski destination.

Fly fishing enthusiasts flock to this area to discover the reason many scenes from the movie “A River Runs Through It” were filmed right on the Gallatin River, just north of West Yellowstone— its indescribable beauty and its abundant rewards. Professional guides and outfitters throughout this area offer sound advice and service to visiting fisher-folk, and are eager to help you make the most of your fishing excursion in West Yellowstone.

Adventure, natural wonders and legendary Montana hospitality await the lucky traveler who journeys to West Yellowstone. Whether you’re planning for a winter adventure of a summer escape you’ll find an endless variety of activities, accommodations and places to dine. So come inside, kick a tire and take a gander at what’s in store for you when you decide to go west— West Yellowstone, that is.

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