West Yellowstone Montana...
The West entrance at West Yellowstone Montana
is the closest to most of the sights and has over 50 motels. All the
entrance towns have upscale motels but have the Super 8 and old time
local cheaper rooms available.
shouldn’t be too surprised to not find an available spot if you show up
unprepared. The elk antler archway into the park at West Yellowstone is
spectacular and this entrance gets heavy snowmachine use.
The bulk of winter use, though, currently goes through Mammoth Hot Springs. The south entrance through Jackson Hole is well worth it but ONLY if you’ve got the time to spend in Yellowstone’s sister park.
Grand Teton National Park is phenomenal in its beauty and deserves at least a day’s stop.The East entrance goes through Cody, Wyoming.
got the best history because of Buffalo Bill Cody and is a great town.
But you do have to drive the furthest from there to the central
locations. The North entrance road from Gardiner, Montana to Mammoth
Hot Springs runs along the Gardiner River.
is the most heavily used entrance in West Yellowstone Montana, mostly
because of its proximity to I-90. The road winds up from the river into
the park. Most regular visitors make a quick stop at the river first
for a quick swim.
a pull off on the south side of the bridge. Follow the well marked
trail about 1/2 mile up the river to find a handful of glorious hot
springs. They are safe and in the river, but not patrolled.
Also, clean up all your litter when you leave so it’s just as wonderful for the other swimmers.
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