Traveling to Yellowstone
Where is Yellowstone Park? Yellowstone is mostly in the state of Wyoming with small sections in Montana and Idaho.
Yellowstone’s five entrance gates make it accessible from all directions. The popular Yellowstone gateway towns of Jackson Hole and Cody in Wyoming, plus West Yellowstone, Cooke City and Gardiner in Montana, are the closest towns to Yellowstone and have many hotels, resorts, and camping areas.
People always ask: “How far is Yellowstone from Jackson Hole, Wyoming?” Jackson is about 60 miles from Yellowstone’s South Entrance and about 100 miles from Old Faithful. Cody, Wyoming, is 52 miles from Yellowstone’s East Entrance.
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Yellowstone Area Events
Yellowstone National Park is open year-round, but the events and activities in, and around the park, change with the seasons. From road openings and closings, to festivals and activities, even the hot times to photograph a baby black bear, we have your complete guide to the happenings in Yellowstone National Park, as well as in nearby gateway towns in Montana and Wyoming.
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2-Day Native American Day Dance Competition
Up to $10k in prizes, 10269 Hwy. 789. For info please call Peggy Black at 851-5394
When: Fri May 1 – Sat May 2
Where: Riverton Wind River Casino
United Tribes Spring Powwow
Many dances: gourd, jingle, grass, fancy
and veterans. Starts 6pm with Grand Entry
7:00 pm – ends 11pm. At CWC, 2660
Peck Ave., 855-2285, 349-8264
Where: Riverton, Wyoming
Wind River Tribal College Powwow
Grand Entry 6pm, Free, Blue Sky Hall, 506 Ethete Road, 335-8243
Where: Ethete, Wyoming
Yellow Calf Memorial Powwow
Start time 7pm each night. Free. Blue Sky
Hall, 506 Ethete Road, 332-5286
When: Fri May 29 – Sun May 31
Where: Ethete, Wyoming
Cody Nite Rodeo
Every night at 8:00 pm. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. so come early, get your photo taken on Hollywood the Bull, meet the clowns & bullfighters, and get your face painted and shop in our exclusive souvenir store.
When: Mon June 1 – Mon August 31
Where: Cody, WY (52 miles east of Yellowstone)
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