The town of West Yellowstone, located just outside of the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, is a year-round, family-friendly destination. Nestled among majestic mountain peaks, and surrounded by natural scenic wonders, the town is rich in history and activities. West Yellowstone is minutes away from some of Yellowstone’s favorite attractions including Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Late-May through September, fly directly into the airport (WYS) just two miles north of town.
As an outdoor adventurer’s paradise, one can find peace on the river, unlock your love of nature, or nurture passion in the next generation. Blue-ribbon trout streams brimming with large trout draw fly fisherman from around the world. Hebgen and Quake Lakes offer great still-water fishing, and several marinas on the lake offer boat rentals. Hundreds of miles of trails through the surrounding National Forests can be accessed for hiking, biking and horseback riding. There are endless wildlife watching opportunities, as well as photography and scenic drives.
West Yellowstone receives an average of 150” of snow each winter, highlighted by sun and blue skies. Visitors can glide over 50+ km of groomed Nordic ski trails, sled on 400+ miles of groomed snowmobile trails that lead to endless amounts of backcountry powder, ice fish and experience the thrill of sled dog rides. They can also take a guided snowcoach or snowmobile tour into Yellowstone National Park.
Highlights include the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (where the bears never hibernate), Yellowstone Historic Center, Historic Walking Tour, Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre, Earthquake Lake Visitor Center and Yellowstone Aerial Adventures. Families can enjoy a variety of dining options or stroll through the many retail establishments.
No matter the season that brings you to West Yellowstone, there is something to offer for everyone!
For more information, visit www.DestinationYellowstone.com.