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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 |2019-05-16T19:31:50+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 |2019-04-08T17:17:37+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 |2019-04-08T17:17:49+00:00April 5th, 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 |2018-08-14T15:05:05+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 |2018-05-23T20:10:20+00:00May 23rd, 2018|

An Insider’s Guide to Angling in West Yellowstone

For fly anglers around the globe, the very idea of West Yellowstone conjures up images of mountain streams, lush meadows with winding rivers, and trophy-size wild trout. It’s hard to page through any fly-fishing publication without seeing mention and photographs of the region, and for good reason—West Yellowstone is bordered by top blue-ribbon trout streams in nearly every direction. For Bob Jacklin, the thought of getting to fly fish in this pristine part of the country changed the course of hi [...]

By |2018-05-23T20:10:43+00:00May 5th, 2018|

The Top 7 Hikes Outside of Yellowstone National Park

Nestled at the west entrance to the America’s first national park, West Yellowstone is a veritable outdoor hub, perfect for anyone looking to enjoy the scenic beauty of this corner of Montana. In the warm months the town hosts an array of sightseers, fly fishing enthusiasts, nature photographers, and vacationing families looking for a little something out of the ordinary. In the winter the area draws its fair share of cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, and adventurers hoping a snowcoach ride in [...]

By |2018-05-23T20:14:45+00:00April 23rd, 2018|

The Top Seven Waterfalls of Yellowstone National Park

A visit to Yellowstone National Park is all about the awe. The first national park in America, Yellowstone covers nearly 3,500 acres nestled atop a volcanic "hot spot," which creates a variety of unique, must-see geothermal attractions. Filled with craggy mountains, lush valleys, winding canyons, and an eclectic collection of mountain rivers, Yellowstone offers an abundance of natural beauty vying for your attention. And the park’s waterfalls are no exception. Some of the falls are rea [...]

By |2018-05-23T20:10:57+00:00April 20th, 2018|

10 Must-Do Family Adventures in West Yellowstone

Serving as the gateway community to the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, West Yellowstone, Montana, is tailor-made for family trips. Fishing on Hebgen Lake, rafting on the Gallatin River, and hiking on mountain trails all draw families to the outdoors. And that’s before you even step foot in one of the country’s most popular national parks. In the winter, take a snowcoach into Yellowstone and marvel at the frost-laden bison and winter-coated elk. In the summer, explore geyser country [...]

By |2018-05-23T20:12:31+00:00April 7th, 2018|

8 Unique Places to Stay During Your Visit to West Yellowstone

Situated virtually in the backyard of Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park, the outdoorsy town of West Yellowstone is home to a wide array of visitor-centric shops, restaurants, and lodging, all topped off with a hearty dose of old-fashioned Western hospitality. The town’s proximity to many of Yellowstone’s main draws— including the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Firehole River, Grand Prismatic Spring and Old Faithful—ensures it’s a must-stop destination for regional vi [...]

By |2018-05-23T20:14:52+00:00March 23rd, 2018|