West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone, Montana is located in the most southern tip of Montana at the western boundary of Yellowstone Park, and just two miles from Wyoming and ten miles from Idaho. West Yellowstone is located ideally between three National parks with Yellowstone Park right next door, Grand Teton National Park just 86 miles to the south, and Glacier National Park only 381 miles to the north.

West Yellowstone is the best place to stay while visiting Yellowstone National Park and Yellowstone Country in southwest Montana. The closest town to Yellowstone Park, West Yellowstone is minutes away from some of Yellowstone’s favorite attractions including Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.Getting to West Yellowstone is much easier than in the early days of Yellowstone Park when early tourists used a combination of railroad trains, stagecoaches, and wagons. Today you can drive to West Yellowstone year-round from Highways 191, 287, and 20.

From mid-December through mid-March, West Yellowstone offers a unique way to access Yellowstone National Park. Winter adventurers can take an over-the-snow vehicle from the Yellowstone’s west entrance. Commercially guided snowcoach or snowmobile trips travel over snow covered, groomed roads to popular destinations including Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Visitor Information

West Yellowstone TBID
303 Canyon St. Suite #C
West Yellowstone, MT 59758

(406) 640-0069

Area attractions

(Old Faithful Geyser, Teton County, WY)
(Hebgen Lake)
(Mount Two Top, Fremont County, ID)
(Yellowstone Historic Center)
(Earthquake Lake)
(Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center)

Travel video

Three Bear Restaurant

205 Yellowstone Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

(406) 646-7811

Decorated with logs & lamps, this lodge spot serves steak, burgers, pasta & classic breakfasts.


Parade Rest Ranch

1279 Grayling Creek Rd, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

(406) 646-7217

Parade Rest Guest Ranch is a true Montana dude ranch offering that memorable Montana guest ranch experience, located just 15 minutes from the west entrance.


Yellowstone Tour & Travel

211 Yellowstone Ave., West Yellowstone, Montana 59758


Yellowstone Tour & Travel has been helping people visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for over 25 years. If you are planning a trip to Yellowstone, call us first.


Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

201 South Canyon West Yellowstone, MT 59758

(406) 646-7001 

See LIVE grizzlies and wolves at this Not-for-Profit Wildlife Park and Educational Facility.  One block from Yellowstone National Park.


Three Bear Lodge

217 Yellowstone Avenue West Yellowstone, MT 59758

(406) 646-7353 

Three Bear Lodge is located just 2 blocks from the West Entrance of Yellowstone Park and within walking distance of the town’s restaurants, shopping, and amenities.