Stops on the Way

Map of States Near Yellowstone

Surrounding Yellowstone National Park are wonderful cities, towns, and regions to explore, spend the night, or find a great meal. Here are our suggestions for places to visit during your Yellowstone vacation.

Rocky Mountain NP Cub Lake by Ben Fullerton

Colorado - Stops on the Way

On the south border of Wyoming is Colorado with all of its Rocky Mountain activities and charming cities big and small.

The Snake River east of Idaho Falls, Idaho

Idaho - Stops on the Way

The western edge of Yellowstone and the western slope of the Tetons are in Idaho, offering some of the best fishing and wildlife viewing in the region.

Sunrise over Fishercap Lake in Glacier National Park. Photo by Adam Jewell

Montana - Stops on the Way

The northern edge of Yellowstone is in Montana, and you roam the western side of the state in a trip to Glacier National Park. Here are stops along the way.

Wild Horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North Dakota – Stops on the Way

Experience Badlands history and culture in Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park.


South Dakota - Stops on the Way

Wild West heritage, hot springs, geologic wonders, and presidential history await.


Utah - Stops on the Way

From Salt Lake City to Arches National Park, Utah has everything to offer. Utah is known for its vibrant performing art scene and dramatic natural beauty.

Schwabacher's Landing in Grand Teton National Park

Wyoming - Stops on the Way

Find adventure on the way to Yellowstone in Wyoming including cowboy towns, Old West history, and glorious mountain ranges.