West Yellowstone, Montana is a popular vacation destination. Located nearby Yellowstone National Park, this city offers a wide variety of outdoor adventures. Popular activities in the area include:
- ATV – The U.S. Forest Service makes many snowmobiling trails available to summertime ATVs. These well-maintained trails include two favorites – Two Top Mountain and Lionhead – which overlooks Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. On a pristine, clear day Old Faithful and the Teton Mountains are visible in the distant background.
- Biking – As the TransAmerica Trail passes directly through West Yellowstone, the U.S. Forest Service recommends bikers try Tepee Creek to Red Canyon, exploring Coffin Lake, head towards Lion’s Head and then Mile Creek.
- Birdwatching – Avid birdwatchers flock to Yellowstone for migratory species, including osprey, eagles and waterfowl.
- Boating – Boating at Hebgen Lake is a popular activity, as it boasts cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout that average 15 to 20 inches.
- Camping – There are several nearby campgrounds, including Hebgen Lake, Lonesomehurst, Cabin Creek, Beaver Creek and Baker’s Hole.
- Community Events – West Yellowstone celebrates community style 4th of July celebrations, BBQs, the Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo, The Smokin’ Waters Mountain Man Rendezvous, an antique car show, a parade and an annual Yellowstone Rod Run.
- Golf – For golf enthusiasts, the West Yellowstone area offers two courses, including one in Island Park, Idaho and another in Big Sky, Montana.
- Guided Tours – The National Park Service offers guided tours of nearby forests, including Targhee, Gallatin and Beaverhead. Additionally, they offer tours of Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons.
- Hiking – An ever-popular activity, popular trails include Coffin Lakes and Bechler.
- Horseback Riding – A popular activity, horseback riding is available year-round. Experiences include exploring Yellowstone National Park on horseback, as well as participating in a mountain-style cookout.
- Hunting – While hunting in Yellowstone National Park is not permitted, there is a number of surrounding national forestlands that permit hunting during open season. This area boasts abundant moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, buffalo, wolf and bird hunting.
- Kayaking – The marina at Hebgen Lake is perfect for kayaking, as is Quake Lake and the Madison River Canyon.
- Photography – Both professional and amateur photographers flock to Yellowstone National Park for their abundant wildlife, waterfalls, geothermal features, sweeping valleys and spectacular mountain views.
Conveniently located to West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park is Yellowstone Holiday. They offer a wide selection of West Yellowstone cabins, including camping at Hebgen Lake.