All three of Montana's gateway towns are hubs for outdoor adventure, but the picturesque all-American small town of West Yellowstone also packs a lot of personality within its borders. "West," as it's affectionately known, has become a mecca of lodging options from well-known hotels to private cabins, plus coffee shops, cafés, a taqueria housed in an old school bus, gift shops, fine dining and even a giant-screen theater.
This scenic, bustling town offers plenty of entertainment as well as park tours including snowcoach tours in the winter months. In the summer, water sports are a go. Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are often spotted on Hebgen and Quake lakes. Fly-fishing here is an angler's dream all year long. The beautiful Madison and Gallatin rivers gift unrivaled blue-ribbon trout fishing: West Yellowstone is the heart of fly-fishing in the Rockies, after all.
Epic winter terrain, extensive trail systems and proximity to Yellowstone National Park make West Yellowstone one of the top snowmobiling destinations in the world and the perfect place to hop on a snowmobile tour of the park and go full throttle with professional sled heads.