Weather & Roads Update

West Yellowstone Weather & Roads (Monday, April 14, 2014): Tonight partly cloudy with the low around 22F. Tuesday and Wednesday partly cloudy with chance of showers. Highs around 40-45F and lows near 20F. Sun returning mid-week with temperatures rising back into the 50s (F) by the weekend. The West Gate to Yellowstone National Park opens this Friday, April 18th!

Easter Weekend in West Yellowstone

Welcome to West Yellowstone, Montana!   Click on the link below for your one page guide to family activities, local events and scenic drives.  0n our home page, look under "more" for our calendar of events along with  other useful and interesting information about our  unique area.    Yellowstone's North entrance is open year round with wheeled vehicle travel only to the Northeast entrance and to the town of Cooke City and back.    West entran

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Gallatin Forest Food Storage Order In Effect

Managers of the Custer Gallatin National Forests remind visitors that the Food Storage Order for the Gallatin National Forest went into effect on March 1 annually.  The order for the Beartooth Ranger District on the Custer National Forest is in effect year-round. 

Both orders require that unattended food, refuse, and attractants be stored in hard-sided vehicles or bear-resistant containers (or hung above the ground out of the reach of wildlife).  Individuals who do not comply with the food storage orders can be fined.

Yellowstone Bears Emerging From Dens

Grizzly bears are emerging from hibernation in the Greater Yellowstone Area, so hikers, skiers and snowshoers are advised to stay in groups of three of more, make noise on the trail and carry bear spray.

Spring Crust cruising!

Crust Cruising: A euphoric phenomena allowing skate skiers to travel over large open areas.  Determined solely by Mother Nature. Periodically throughout the spring, ideal crust cruising conditions present themselves.  To the experienced, it is an addiction.  The uninitiated question the daybreak departure, but soon are enlightened.   Follow these rules and hope to find yourself at the right place, at the right time.

Yellowstone Park West Entrance Spring Opening Dates

The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, located on the edge of West Yellowstone, Montana, closed to over-the-snow travel March 15, 2014 to begin preparing roads for spring vehicle access, and will reopen to motorsized vehicles April 18, 2014.

Annual Snowmobile EXPO This Weekend March 14-16 in West Yellowstone, Montana!

The 24th annual Snowmobile EXPO & Power Sports Weekend returns March 14-16th, 2014 to West Yellowstone, Montana. Arctic Cat, Polaris, Skidoo and Yamaha will be unveiling their new 2015 snowmobile lines for the FIRST time in the Rocky Mountain West, along with hundreds of new after-market exhibits and retail products. Everything is on display at the EXPO headquarters located at the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn.

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Presenters Sought For Sixth Annual Winter Photo Festival

Photographers are invited to share their favorite winter images of the region with the public during the Sixth Annual Winter Photo Festival to be held next month in West Yellowstone.

The festival will be held at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. It is sponsored by the National Park Service and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.



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