About Yellowstone Country

Which Yellowstone National Park entrance is closest to Old Faithful?

The West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park is the closest entrance to Old Faithful. For more information, check out all of the Park entrances here: yellowstonepark.com/yellowstone-park-entrances


How long is the Beartooth Highway?

The Beartooth Highway is 68 miles long.


What family friendly activities are available outside of Yellowstone National Park?

There are a lot of family friendly activities available outside of Yellowstone National Park. In Bozeman, the Museum of the Rockies is a big hit with families visiting Yellowstone Country. Horseback riding is another favorite and available in many towns throughout Spring - Fall. In the winter, take the family on an unforgettable Snowcoach tour of Yellowstone National Park.


Where can I stay near Yellowstone National Park?

Gardiner, Cooke City and West Yellowstone all offer lodging near the entrances of Yellowstone National Park.


What are some things to do in West Yellowstone, Montana?

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Yellowstone Giant Screen, Jr Smokejumpers Program with Yellowstone Nature Connection, Yellowstone Bear World, Playmill live theater, Ziplining and rodeos are just the beginning. For more ideas and information visit destinationyellowstone.com.


Where are some scenic drives, not inside Yellowstone National Park?

There are a lot of great scenic drives in Yellowstone Country. For some great suggested routes, sign up to receive our scenic road map. For more information and details about other great highways check out our page on Yellowstone Country's greatest scenic drives.


What are the best places to eat near Yellowstone National Park?

Stop in to Gardiner, MT at The Raven Grill for a relaxing meal or Yellowstone Perk for coffee and ice cream after a long day of hiking. If you are in West Yellowstone for breakfast - Running Bear Pancake House will fill you up for your days adventures or grab one of the delicious baked items from Woodside Bakery. The Log Cabin Cafe in Silver Gate is one of the closest restaurants to Yellowstone National Park at the Northeastern Entrance and are known for having a great slice of pie. You could also drive up to the Bearclaw Bakery for homemade pastries.


Where can I go to find the current road conditions for Yellowstone National Park and the roads headed to the Park?

For Montana Highway Conditions, visit roadreport.mdt.mt.gov or for conditions inside Yellowstone National Park visit nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads


Where can I go to get away from the crowds and go camping?

Some great camping spots in the area are Hebgen Lake, which is near West Yellowstone. It offers some scenic campsites along the north side of the lake, as well as some full-service RV camping. There are many National Forest camping locations throughout Yellowstone Country.


Where can I go to learn more about dinosaur fossils, history, museums and dig sites?

The Montana Dinosaur Trail includes Bozeman’s Museum of the Rockies. For more information visit: mtdinotrail.org


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