West Yellowstone is a a paradise for outdoor recreation and is a popular gateway town to Yellowstone National Park due to being the closest town to the park's unique thermal features like Old Faithful.
Fall is one of the best times to visit West Yellowstone. The changing foliage is breath-taking and wildlife will be more active and beautiful as they prepare for winter. And best of all as the tourist season comes to a close, you'll feel like you have the place to yourself.
West Yellowstone offers endless recreational opportunities, including hiking or mountain biking trails for any ability. You can book guided recreation tours from outfitter shops, or rent equipment and explore on your own. A trip to West Yellowstone isn't complete without a visit to its namesake, Yellowstone National Park.
Yes. You can drive from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful in spring, summer, and fall. Your 32-mile trip will take 45 minutes or more depending on traffic.
West Yellowstone is only about 32 miles, or a 45-minute drive, from Old Faithful, one of Yellowstone's most iconic attractions.
You'll find Yellowstone's West Entrance at the edge of the town of West Yellowstone, Montana.
West Yellowstone often records some of the lowest temperatures in the contental US year-round because it sits above 6,000 feet in elevation on a plateau infamous for cold weather.