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Denver, Colorado

Don’t neglect a visit to Denver, Colorado and the Rocky Mountains when on your West Yellowstone vacation, so you can include all vital points of interest on your western vacation.

  • Enjoy the views of the Rockies from the “Mile High City” of Denver
  • Explore the surrounding wilderness of the Rocky Mountains
  • Treat the kids to a visit to the Children’s Museum
  • Enjoy a summer concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater
  • Denver is only about 679 miles from West Yellowstone, Montana


You are in for incredible views of the Rocky Mountains from Denver, also known as the “Mile High City.” Denver is one of the most beautiful cities in America, with plenty of entertainment, cultural attractions and lots of sun.


Denver, Colorado lies at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, in the middle of the state. The main arteries into the city are Interstate highways 70, 76 and 25.


Since Denver is such a large city it’s easy to find fine dining, as well as great places to grab a quick bite. Try some of the award-winning restaurants downtown and in the surrounding areas.

Lodging offers a wide array of choices, from luxurious hotels to economy accommodations. You can also find comfortable bed and breakfasts, rustic inns and a whole lot more.


An endless pick of outdoor recreation is yours around Denver. Of course, you have the towering Rockies right there at your doorstep. There are plenty of places to hike or climb. Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are close by, and provide days of adventures. Drive into the mountains to find some of the most famous ski towns in the United States.

Even in the city you can get out and enjoy the “mile-high” fresh air. Stroll the 16th Street promenade (lined with outdoor cafes), visit the zoo or walk around the lake in City Park.


If you are an art lover, or even if you aren’t, you’ll enjoy the Denver Art Museum for displays of incredible creativity. The Children’s Museum is a treat for the kids. Six Flags Elitch Gardens is thrilling for all ages.

At the Red Rocks Park, you can learn some of the geology facts about these mountains. In the summer, the amphitheater here holds great summer concerts in the open air.

Getting Here

To get from Denver, Colorado to West Yellowstone, begin by taking I-25 North and take exit 8B and get onto I-80 West. Go about 144 miles and take exit 215 to get onto US 287 north. Follow this until you get to US 26. When you come upon WY 22, take that to ID 33 until you meet with US 20, which will take you right into West Yellowstone. It’s a wonderful 679-mile trip that is well worth the time.

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Summit County and Breckenridge Colorado are easily accessible from Denver via Interstate 70.