West Yellowstone has earned its place on the list of “11 Coolest Winter Places in America” (Budget Travel) and as one of the “Top 10 Winter Towns” (National Geographic Traveler). It is also continuously voted as one of the top snowmobile destinations.
Spring is a time of change and renewal in West Yellowstone, bringing wildlife newborns, bear sightings, and beautiful scenery to photograph. Summer days provide visitors unlimited access to explore and play in the splendor of the high country. You can fish blue-ribbon trout streams, hike in pristine wilderness, experience real western horseback riding, go whitewater rafting, or mountain bike on hundreds of miles of singletrack and forest service roads. Fall brings spectacular scenery and the annual elk mating season where huge bull elk battle for their harems with eerie, echoing bugles. Winter brings an average annual snowfall of 143 inches, which means endless adventures in cross-country skiing, ice fishing, sled dog tours, and much more. Enjoy snowcoach or snowmobile tours into Yellowstone National Park from West Yellowstone—the only daily winter entrance into the park. West Yellowstone, your outdoor playground for every season.
Trip Ideas & Trail Reports
Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of West Yellowstone, Montana. Explore your surroundings and make memories that will last a lifetime. Be inspired by our dream plans, and then create your own!
West Yellowstone, Montana, is a winter adventurer’s paradise with over 50 kilometers of groomed Nordic ski trails and more than 400 miles of groomed snowmobile trails that can all be accessed from the edge of town.
Trail reports include snow conditions and the trails most recently groomed to help you plan your excursion.