Guest post from TBEX North America 2019 Sponsor, West Yellowstone/Destination Yellowstone
The town of West Yellowstone, Montana, 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. May through mid-October, fly directly into the airport (WYS), just two miles north of town.
As an outdoor adventurer’s paradise, one can find peace on the river, unlock your love of nature, or nurture passion in the next generation. Blue-ribbon trout streams brimming with large trout draw fly fisherman from around the world. Hebgen and Quake Lakes offer great still-water fishing, and several marinas on the lake offer boat rentals. Hundreds of miles of trails through the surrounding National Forests can be accessed for hiking, biking and horseback riding. There are endless wildlife watching opportunities, photography and miles of scenic drives.
West Yellowstone receives an average of 150” of snow each winter, highlighted by sun and blue skies. Visitors can glide over 50+ km of groomed Nordic ski trails, sled on 400+ miles of groomed snowmobile trails that lead to endless amounts of backcountry powder, ice fish and so much more. They can also take a guided snowcoach or snowmobile tour into Yellowstone National Park. The nearest winter airport is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, just 90 minutes north.
Highlights include the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (where the bears never hibernate), Yellowstone Historic Center, Historic Walking Tour, Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre, Earthquake Lake Visitor Center and Yellowstone Aerial Adventures. Families, groups or friends can enjoy regional cuisine and brews from a variety of dining establishments, or stroll the streets and pick out the perfect souvenir of their trip.
Some of our notable events:
- 4thof July Celebrations
- Mountain Bike Biathlon
- Rod Run Classic Car Show
- Free Music in the Park Concerts
- Old Faithful Cycle Tour
- Yellowstone Ski Festival
- Kids’N’Snow Weekends
- Skijoring Finals
- Spring Cycle Only Days in Yellowstone
No matter the season that brings you to West Yellowstone, we promise the memories you make in the “Heart of Yellowstone” will never be forgotten.