Fly Fishing for trout.

The Heart of Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone, located just outside of the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, is a year-round, family-friendly destination. Nestled among majestic mountain peaks, and surrounded by natural scenic wonders, the town is rich in history and activities. West Yellowstone is minutes away from some of Yellowstone’s favorite attractions including Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. June through September, fly directly into the airport (WYS) just two miles north of town. Known for blue-ribbon trout streams and access to hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails in the surrounding National Forests, outdoor adventures await. Hebgen and Quake Lakes offer great fishing and several marinas on the lake offer boat rentals. There are endless wildlife watching opportunities, as well as photography and scenic drives.

West Yellowstone receives an average of 160” of snow in winter. Visitors can enjoy over 50 kilometres of groomed Nordic ski trails, 400+ miles of groomed

snowmobile trails, ice fishing and sled dog rides. They can also take a guided snowcoach or snowmobile tour into Yellowstone National Park.

Highlights include the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Yellowstone Historic Center, Historic Walking Tour, Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre,

Earthquake Lake Visitor Center and Yellowstone Aerial Adventures. Families can enjoy a variety of dining options or stroll through the many retail establishments.

No matter the season that brings you to West Yellowstone, there is something to offer for everyone!

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Photo credits:

Bears – Carolyn Fox

Horseback – Dobson Ent. Inc.

Fishing – Andy Bowlin/istock

Yellowstone – Holly Scholl Photography