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Welcome to West Yellowstone, Montana

Visit West Yellowstone, the west entrance and gateway community to Yellowstone National Park. Surrounded by three national forests, blue-ribbon trout streams, and beautiful mountain lakes, West Yellowstone features lodgingdiningshopping, and family-friendly events year-round.

This summer, take your ATV out on a trail or enjoy breathtaking scenery while fishinghiking, or biking in and around Yellowstone National Park. You’ll find plenty of small-town hospitality, outdoor adventures, lodgingrestaurants, and much more in West Yellowstone.

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Make Sure Your Vehicle Is Road-Ready with These Maintenance Tips

June 21st, 2019|

Make Sure Your Vehicle Is Road-Ready with These Maintenance Tips Photo Credit: Pexels Each road trip provides an opportunity to embrace an unforgettable adventure with friends or family. It can remove you from your daily obligations, allow you to step out of your comfort zone, and help you refocus your life. And when you visit Yellowstone National Park, it will leave you with firsthand experience of breathtaking sights you may have only seen in pictures. In order to have the best road trip possible, however, you need to make sure your vehicle is up for the trek. This article will provide some advice for preparing your car for the road so that you can safely enjoy your adventure out west. Confirming Your Insurance Before you start any maintenance to your vehicle, you want to revisit your auto insurance to make sure it’s covering your needs. Many plans change by the year, so it’s important to stay up to date and on the details of your policy and brush up on a little car insurance 101. Particularly if your plan auto-renews, [...]

The Presidents & Yellowstone

June 6th, 2019|

Yellowstone Entrance Sign I was recently asked about which Presidents had visited Yellowstone National Park.  Since I did not have the answer, I set out on a search to find out.  This is what I was able to discover about our Presidents and their connections to Yellowstone.  The best source I found was Yellowstone Historian Lee Whittlesey. Ulysses S Grant In 1872 President Ulysses S. Grant signed the bill which designated Yellowstone as America’s First National Park.  He never visited the park but often said that creating a National Park was the “best idea America ever had.”  Therefore, he will forever be associated in our minds with Yellowstone.  Without his signature on that bill one can only wonder what Yellowstone would be like today had it not been protected by the government. Grant Village Visitor Center; Jim Peaco; 1987 In 1883, eleven years after the designation of Yellowstone as a National Park and just 7 years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn (which is nearby) President Chester A. Arthur rode horseback through Yellowstone [...]

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone & Uncle Tom

May 15th, 2019|

One stop you will want to be sure and make on your Yellowstone trip is at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Lower Falls of the Yellowstone courtesy of Jim Peaco/Yellowstone National Park For years I was under the impression that there were two waterfalls to be seen - the Upper Falls and the Lower Falls.  Much to my surprise, when researching the falls, I learned that there are actually three falls.  The Upper - the Lower and Crystal Falls.  I never knew that there were actually the three falls.  You never hear anyone mention Crystal Falls when they tell you about the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Crystal Falls courtesy of Jim Peaco/Yellowstone National Park Crystal Falls is located between the upper and lower falls and can be seen from the South Rim Trail just a little east of the Uncle Tom’s area.  Crystal Falls was created by the outfall of Cascade Creek into the canyon.  I, personally, have never seen Crystal Falls but you can be sure that on my next visit to the [...]

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