Yellowstone Park Wildlife Guide

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From multi-day and multi-city itineraries, to scenic drives filled with history and wildlife, we have a route for you! Choose a selection from one of our three drop-down menus to plan a route to and around the park.


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Now that you have a route selected, use the options below to select specific Points of Interest and other activities. We have included a Map Legend on the right side for easier use

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As you venture past the west, north or northeast entrances of Yellowstone National Park, you’ll find delightful towns like West Yellowstone, Missoula, Big Sky and Butte Montana filled with beauty, history and excitement. Livingston, the northern gateway to Yellowstone, is a delightful mountain town that’s close to Big Sky and on the way to Butte. It is one of Montana’s most interesting and colorful towns, where gold was once found in abundance. Further up I-90 is Missoula filled with cultural activities, trails and attractions plus Glacier National Park. Great Falls, Ft. Benton and other towns follow the famous Lewis and Clark corps of discovery route. Don’t miss a stop in Helena, the state’s capital. West Yellowstone is just outside Yellowstone Park’s west entrance. West Yellowstone is a rustic mountain town filled with watchable wildlife and adventures for every season.

Southwest Montana Haney Wise River SunsetSouthwest Montana

In Southwest Montana, everywhere is a scenic turnout. When you’re traveling between Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, reserve plenty of time to enjoy the ride.

For more information:
(800) 879-1159

Glacier Country yosemite-hike-glacier-county

Located in Western Montana, Glacier Country is an outdoor hotspot with the perfect splash of arts and culture. Home to Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, two Indian reservations, endless outdoor recreation, stunning scenery and charming small towns, this corner of Montana is ready to be explored.

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Billings, Montanayellowstone-billings-montana

Billings is Montana’s Trailhead, where exceptional air service, big-city amenities and small-town affordability make it the perfect place to begin your western journey.

For more information:
815 South 27th Street
Billings, MT 59107
(800) 735-2635

Sexton Butte, Montana DancersButte, Montana

Located between Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, Butte is a hub of history and culture in the heart of the Northern Rockies.

For more information:
1000 George St.
Butte, MT 59701
(800) 735-6814

Top Ten Things to do in Yellowstone

1. Take a Hike

To explore Yellowstone’s wild side, get off the beaten path and onto the park’s 1,300-mile trail system. Read More...

2. Watch Geysers Erupt

Yellowstone is the largest active geyser field in the world. Read More...

3. Go Rafting

Looking for an escape from the summer heat? Can’t beat a whitewater rafting adventure! Read More...

4. Experience the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is breathtaking!

5. Attend a Powwow

Powwows serve to preserve the rich heritage of Native American culture and allow tribal members to participate in traditional rituals. Read More...

6. Ride a Horse

No other activity fulfills the Western dream for families visiting this region like a horseback ride. Read More...

7. Go Camping

One of the best ways to experience the Yellowstone region is by spending a night or more under the stars. Read More...

8. Catch a Fish

Fishing in Yellowstone is an experience that compares with few other places on earth. Read More...

9. Watch a Rodeo

Every town in Yellowstone country has a rodeo. Try Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cody Nite Rodeo, Rock Springs’ Red Desert Rodeo or Lander’s Pioneer Days Rodeo. Read More...

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