West Yellowstone is a perfect family resort destination, with plenty to do for all members of your family, but with tons of kid-friendly activities.
Summer in West Yellowstone
West Yellowstone is such a small western town that it’s easy to get anywhere you want to go on a bike. It’s invigorating, too, to bike on some of the nearby trails.
ith so many streams, rivers and lakes so close, West Yellowstone is the ideal place to make your home base for a fishing vacation with the kids. Throw a line into Hebgen Lake or fish the famous Yellowstone Lake in the park.
Hiking & Backpacking
Hundreds of miles of trails within and outside of Yellowstone National Park offer nature right at your fingertips. Take a backpacking trek through the backcountry of Lee Metcalf Wilderness area or the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Horseback riding the pine-scented forest trails will be an experience that no one will soon forget. It brings back memories of the days of the pioneers and explorers in the region.
Rafting and Boating
Lakes around West Yellowstone provide ideal settings for boating excursions for the whole family. Scenic float trips down the Henry’s Fork River are soothing and peaceful.
Sleeping out under the stars couldn’t be better than in West Yellowstone. You’ll find campgrounds close to the town and even within Yellowstone National Park.
Winter Activities in West Yellowstone
When the snow covers the ground, you can still get to the famous features in Yellowstone Park by snowcoach. Taking a tour provides you with more knowledge than the average tourist obtains, because the guides tell you about the history and geology of the sights you see.
Cross-country skiing is a favorite pastime in the winter months around West Yellowstone. With plenty of groomed trails, you will be able to experience the gorgeous white landscapes up close and personal.
West Yellowstone is called “the snowmobile capital of the world.” Hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails are available for your adventures. In fact, you can even travel on the roads in town with snowmobiles, making it easy to get anywhere.
Kids love to bundle up on a dog sled and let the huskies pull them through the powdery snow. It’s a memory that will linger for years to come.
Old-fashioned sleigh rides are great fun for adults and kids alike. Your experience will be similar to something straight out of a fairytale.
Attractions around West Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park
The geothermal features within the park are something to see. You should make a point of getting around to visit all of them while you’re here.
Watch the history of Yellowstone on a huge screen, and come back to see more of the wildlife films being shown.
Grizzly Discovery Center
See how grizzlies and wolves live in their natural habitat at this fabulous center. Learn things you never knew before and see these wild animals up close.
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