Planning a Trip to West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone, Montana, offers convenient access to Yellowstone’s west entrance as well as a plethora of other nearby outdoor attractions.

  • Yellowstone National Park – Just minutes from the west entrance, Yellowstone is a premiere U.S. national park. Highlighting a pristine paradise, this park features geothermal geysers, stunning rivers, snow-peaked mountain ranges, historic volcanoes and an unparalleled wildlife scene. Wild bison, elk, bighorn sheep, black and grizzly bears, coyotes and wolves roam free, while swans, eagles and hawks fly high above. Record-breaking trout hide in the free-flowing rivers and streams that are home to abundant water specimens. Comprising more than 2.2 million acres, this public park attracts a record-breaking number of visitors annually.
  • Lake Hebgen – This striking lake encompasses more than 12,000 recreational acres. Superb for sailing, fishing, wind surfing and boating, this premiere destination includes camping, marinas and boat rentals
  • Madison River Canyon Earthquake Area – In 1959, half a mountain crumbled as the result of a devastating earthquake. The Gallatin National Forest features 37,000 acres and is open for self-guided tours Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • Gold Rush – Nevada City is a former ghost town and Virginia City is a thriving area with restored buildings. A tribute to former gold rush days, these cities offer tours from late May through mid-September.
  • Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park – A worthwhile excursion, these canyons are located 110 miles from West Yellowstone. Two-hour tours are available May through September.
  • Red Rock Lake National Wildlife Refuge – Only 30 miles away, this wildlife refuge is home to moose, fox, pronghorn antelope, 18 waterfowl species and trumpeter swans, which are rare specimens to behold in person.
  • Visitor Attractions – West Yellowstone features abundant opportunities for outdoor explosion. Surrounded by horseback riding trails, trout streams and beautiful lakes, this wilderness area is ideal for exploring nature’s wildlife. Whether it’s experiencing challenging white water rapids or participating in a peaceful river-rafting trip, this quaint city is also an excellent destination for history buffs. Special attractions include the Museum of the Yellowstone, the Union Pacific Depot and the International Fly Fishing headquarters. The railroad museum features displays that highlight Native American relics, mountain man artifacts, Calvary history and wildlife diorama.

Yellowstone Holiday offers seasonal Yellowstone RV camping. Guests can use Yellowstone Holiday as a base for exploring nearby attractions, including Big Sky Resort or Yellowstone National Park. For guests that prefer a one-stop vacation destination, Yellowstone Holiday offers Hebgen Lake fishing and Hebgen Lake boat rentals.

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