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Yellowstone Country

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C ENTR AL M O NTA NA

MISSOUR I R IV ER COUNTRY

SOU T H WE ST M ON TA N A YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY

SOUTHEA ST MONTANA

EXPERIENCE YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY MONTANA’S YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY IS THE PREMIER FOUR-SEASON DESTINATION IN THE NORTHERN ROCKIES. In the winter season, Yellowstone Country

In Yellowstone Country’s warm seasons,

Regardless of the time of year,

is known as much for its terrain as for

the adventures continue, from hiking,

Yellowstone Country’s wide open spaces

its snowfall, which often exceeds over

climbing and camping; to whitewater

are highlighted by plenty of sunshine,

400 inches per season, much of it dry,

rafting, kayaking, float trips and blue-

illuminating the famed “big sky” Montana

light powder. There’s world-class alpine

ribbon fly fishing; to horseback riding,

is known for. Yellowstone Country is also

skiing, phenomenal cross-country skiing,

rodeo, ATV excursions and some of the

one of the last unspoiled places left on

epic snowmobiling and, of course,

most scenic drives in North America.

this planet. From picturesque panoramas

Yellowstone National Park. Montana’s

Yellowstone Country’s mountain ranges

to surreal surroundings draped in rugged

Yellowstone Country offers the park’s only

include the Beartooths, Absarokas,

splendor, there’s no end to the beautiful

winter entrances that are accessible to

Crazies, Bridgers, Gallatins and Spanish

adventures that await in Montana’s

vehicular traffic. Yellowstone Country is

Peaks and some of its more popular

Yellowstone Country.

home to three of the state’s four largest

rivers are the Gallatin, the Madison and,

ski areas, some of the nation’s best

of course, the Yellowstone, all of which

cross-country ski resorts and hundreds

flow north out of the region’s namesake,

of miles of snowmobiling trails, both

Yellowstone Park. And in between,

within Yellowstone National Park as well

Yellowstone Country is sprinkled with

as outside of the park boundaries and

quaint, charming, authentic mountain

across much of south-central Montana.

towns and outdoor-oriented cities with cultural and culinary surprises.

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Lincoln

Bonner Clinton

Lolo

Great Falls

Fairfield Vaughn

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FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION

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East Glacier Park

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Martin City Hungry Horse

Whitefish

Port of Sweetgrass

Sunburst

Cut Bank

Browning

Columbia Falls Coram

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BLACKFEET INDIAN RESERVATION

Lake McDonald West Glacier

Libby

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CAN ADA to Lethbridge, AB

Monarch

Wolf Creek

Neihart

Canyon Creek Marysville

BITTERROOT VALLEY

YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY

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Stevensville Corvallis

Hamilton

Come visit Montana’s Yellowstone Country. Located in the heart of Montana, you’ll find unique communities, three destination ski

PINTLER SCENIC ROUTE

mountains and open spaces. In every season, you’ll find adventure,

Garrison

Elliston

Deer Lodge

Philipsburg

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Wisdom

to Salmon, ID

Melrose PIONEER MTNS SCENIC BYWAY

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Jackson

Twin Bridges

Harrison Pony Sheridan

Polaris Alder

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culture and fun.

Bannack

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Dillon

Three Forks

to three separate entrances to Yellowstone National Park, it truly is a destination in and of itself. One that encourages you to try something new. Fish a major trout river or one of countless tributaries. Hike, bike or

Wilsa

Manhattan

Bozeman

Nevada Ennis City Virginia City Cameron

Clyd

Belgrade Livings

Gallatin Gateway Norris

Big Sky

Grant

While Yellowstone Country is home

Ringling

Logan

Whitehall

Silver Star

Divide

White Sulphur Springs

Townsend Boulder

Butte

Wise River Dewey

Sula

Montana City Winston Jefferson City

Basin

Anaconda

Conner

East Helena

Clancy

Georgetown Lake

Darby

resorts, world-class fishing and an unbeatable combination of rugged

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Drummond

Florence

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Gardine

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Mammoth Hot Springs

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Canyon Norris Madison Lakeview Monida Junction West Lake Yellowstone West to Idaho Falls, ID Thumb to Rexburg, ID Old Faithful Gran Villa

ride an ATV to explore a mountain trail, and, don’t miss the thrill of world-class downhill skiing, the quiet solitude of a cross-country ski trail or snowmobiling some of the finest snow-covered terrain on Earth.

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Loring

Chinook Rudyard

Havre

Box Elder

Fort Belknap Agency

AMTRAK

Dodson

ROCKY BOY’S Big Sandy I N D I A N RESERVATION

Medicine Lake

Landusky

Vandalia

Lustre Culbertson

Wolf Point

Nashua

Poplar

Sidney

Roy

Circle Jordan

Brockway

Glendive

Lewistown Hobson

Grass Range

Utica

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Terry

Melstone

Two Dot

Wibaux

Cohagen

Mosby

Judith Gap

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Sand Springs

Winnett

Harlowton

Ingomar

Ismay

Miles City

Roundup

Martinsdale

Fallon

Hysham

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Monarch

to Dickinson, ND

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Stanford

Neihart

Crane

Savage

Bloomfield

Denton

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Lambert

Brusett Raynesford Geyser

Bainville Fairview

Winifred

Belt

AMTRAK

Fort Peck

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Zortman

Froid

Saint Marie

Glasgow

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Hinsdale

Saco

Malta

FORT BELKNAP INDIAN RESERVATION

Loma

Plentywood

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Chester

Scobey

Peerless

Whitewater

to Fortuna, ND

Opheim

Turner

Westby

Whitetail Flaxville

Four Buttes

to Williston, ND

CANADA

to Regina, SK

to Assiniboia, SK

to Kildeer, SK

to Swift Current, SK

Plevna

Baker

Forsyth

Ringling

Rosebud

Bighorn Custer Wilsall

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Worden

Big Timber

Clyde Park

Greycliff Reed Point

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Park City

Absarokee

PARADISE VALLEY

Fishtail Nye Roscoe

Pray Emigrant

Laurel

Columbus

McLeod

Roberts

Joliet Bridger

Billings Hardin CROW INDIAN RESERVATION

Gardiner

Mammoth ot Springs

Tower Junction

YELLOWSTONE

Canyon Norris NATIONAL Madison Junction PARK Lake e West Thumb Old aithful Grant Village

Grand Teton Natl Park and Jackson, WY

Belfry

WYOMING to Cody, WY to Lovell, WY BEARTOOTH ALLAMERICAN ROAD

BIGHORN CANYON NATIONAL REC. AREA

Lame Deer

Ashland

WA R RI O R

Busby

Garryowen Rockvale Saint Xavier Pryor Lodge Fort Smith Grass

Red Lodge Silver Cooke Gate City

Crow Agency

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Pompeys Pillar

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Broadus

Birney Otter

Wyola

Biddle

Decker

WYOM ING to Sheridan, WY

Alzada to Belle Fourche, SD

to Gillette, WY

THIS MAP DEPICTS THE FIVE MONTANA COUNTIES, PLUS YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, THAT MAKE UP THE REGION KNOWN AS MONTANA’S YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY.


CONTENTS

: Travis Andersen

: Bridger Bowl

© 2014 Yellowstone Country Montana, Inc.

GETTING HERE 6

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CULTURE

WINTER SEASON 8

WARM SEASON 30

RED LODGE MOUNTAIN

FISHING 32

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BRIDGER BOWL 11

FLOATING & RAFTING

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BIG SKY 12

YELLOWSTONE PARK - SUMMER

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YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY SKI AREAS 13

STATE PARKS 36

NORDIC SKIING 14

SCENIC DRIVES 37

YELLOWSTONE PARK - WINTER

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CAMPING & RV

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WINTER ACTIVITIES

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CLIMBING & HIKING

39

WILDLIFE VIEWING 19

BIKING 40

SNOWMOBILING 20

HUNTING 41

ICE CLIMBING 22

FIND YOUR INNER COWBOY

SNOWSHOEING & DOG SLEDDING

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WILDLIFE VIEWING 43

CROSS-SEASONAL ACTIVITIES

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INDEX OF SERVICE DIRECTORY

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BIRD WATCHING 25

VISITOR CENTERS 46

QUAINT, CHARMING & FRIENDLY

SERVICE DIRECTORY

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GETTING HERE

THIS MAP DEPICTS DIRECT FLIGHTS TO BOZEMAN, WEST YELLOWSTONE AND BILLINGS FROM MAJOR CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT’S EASY TO GET HERE!

Seattle BOZEMAN Billings

Minneapolis St. Paul

WEST YELLOWSTONE Idaho Falls

New York

Detroit Chicago

Salt Lake City

Denver

San Francisco Las Vegas Los Angeles Phoenix

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Atlanta

: Craig Hergert

: Paradise Valley


YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY AIRPORTS Bozeman Yellowstone

West Yellowstone Airport (WYS)

Billings Logan International (BIL)

International Airport (BZN)

Conveniently located immediately

The gateway to the big sky and beyond.

The gateway to Yellowstone Country is

adjacent to Yellowstone National Park

Situated on the Rimrocks overlooking

the fastest growing airport in Montana

in West Yellowstone. If you are looking

the city, Billings Logan International

and provides non-stop service to many

for quick access to the Park, there are

Airport service areas include the Western

metropolitan hubs throughout the U.S.

daily commercial flights into the airport.

Dakotas, Eastern Montana and Northern

Having just completed world-class

The airport is closed during the heart of

Wyoming. There are approximately 25

renovations and new construction,

winter (approximately October through

to 30 passenger flights per day. Billings

the facility is Montana’s largest and

May) due to heavy snow.

is an hour drive to Red Lodge and the

busiest airport, handling up to 2 million

yellowstoneairport.org

Beartooth Pass. flybillings.com

passengers annually, yet remains as warm and inviting as ever. bozemanairport.com

FLIGHT SERVICE

DRIVING DISTANCES TO YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY DESTINATIONS

Alaska/Horizon alaskaair.com | 800.426.0333 Allegiant Air allegiantair.com | 702.505.8888 Delta delta.com | 800.221.1212 Frontier Airlines frontierairlines.com | 800.432.1359 United united.com | 800.241.6522

BOZEMAN TO: Bridger Bowl Big Sky Resort Yellowstone Park (Gardiner entrance) Yellowstone Park (West Yellowstone entrance) Red Lodge Mountain Resort Yellowstone Park (Cooke City entrance) Billings

16 miles 52 miles 80 miles 90 miles 149 miles 136 miles 144 miles

BILLINGS TO: Bridger Bowl Big Sky Resort Yellowstone Park (Gardiner entrance) Yellowstone Park (West Yellowstone entrance) Red Lodge Mountain Resort Yellowstone Park (Cooke City entrance) Bozeman

147 miles 193 miles 170 miles 231 miles 67 miles 125 miles 144 miles

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WINTER SEASON

THE ROAD TO FREEDOM IS PAVED WITH SNOW

FLOAT THROUGH THE LIGHTEST SNOW ON EARTH Yellowstone Country is well known for its huge mountains, great snow, friendly faces and uncrowded slopes. This is the heart of skiing in Montana, with three of the four biggest ski areas in the state. Three diversely different alpine ski experiences surround Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone Country ski areas are known for incredibly light powder and lots of it. As well, the sun shines on our east side of the divide most days throughout the winter. No crowds and incredible natural beauty are a highlight. Between the diverse trail systems found in Yellowstone National Park, Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Bohart Ranch in Bozeman and the Rendezvous Trails in West Yellowstone, we have the best Nordic skiing in North America. Yellowstone National Park is a wonderful place to see year-round, but the wintertime has been called its best season. To see the park in its winter beauty, there are four options: cross-country skis, snowshoes, snowmobile tours or snowcoach.

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: David Hebert

: Bridger Bowl

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RED LODGE MOUNTAIN

MONTANA SKIING, PURE AND SIMPLE

Red Lodge Mountain Resort has a long

black diamond chutes of Cole Creek.

AUTHENTIC SKI EXPERIENCE

history, dating back to 1960, when the

Our full service lessons, complete rental/

ski area first opened. We are, above

repair services, gift shop, two bars, two

Red Lodge Mountain is Montana skiing, pure and simple. No lift lines, no attitude, no big prices. Just great snow, great people and an authentic Rocky Mountain experience

all, a down-to-earth ski area that prizes

cafeterias and one restaurant round out

skiing over glitz and glamour. For those

the amenities that will fulfill everyone’s

who seek an uncrowded, authentic ski

needs. Visit redlodgemountain.com

experience where one can truly relax and

for facts and more information and plan

have fun, Red Lodge Mountain Resort is

your getaway.

the mecca. The Mountain offers something for everyone—from beginners on Miami

WWW.REDLODGEMOUNTAIN.COM

Beach, to intermediates skiing Lazy M (our 2.5 mile signature run), to the experts

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looking for a challenge in the double

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: Red Lodge Mountain


BRIDGER BOWL

THE GEM OF THE NORTHERN ROCKIES

Bridger Bowl is the gem of the Northern

and south with great terrain in between

Rockies. Located only 16 miles north

for all abilities covering 2,000 acres. New

of Bozeman, Montana, ranked as the

for the 2013-14 ski season will be two triple

#1 Ski Town in the United States by

chair lifts replacing our current Alpine

Powder Magazine (December, 2012), this

double chair and providing access to

outstanding ski area is well-known for

excellent beginner and intermediate

offering some of the most exciting ski,

terrain. Visit bridgerbowl.com for

snowboard and telemark experiences

mountain facts and more information.

you will find anywhere. Located only 90 miles from Yellowstone National Park and 16 miles from Bozeman, Bridger Bowl is easy to access. The ski area is flanked by large bowls to the north

: Pat Clayton

: Bridger Bowl

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SKI THE COLD SMOKE This is not your typical Montana ski resort. Bridger Bowl is an outstanding nonprofit community ski area offering great experiences at an affordable price.

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BIG SKY

®

THE BIGGEST SKIING IN AMERICA

LIVE BIG With 400 inches of powder, almost non-existent lift lines and almost nine square miles of runs, you begin to see why “big” applies to every turn of your skis, not some distant, postcard peak.

Once neighbors sharing the same

Mountain, challenging chutes and a view

mountain, Moonlight Basin and Spanish

of three states, two national parks and

Peaks have been purchased by Big Sky

numerous mountain ranges and you’ll

and are now permanently one great (and

understand just what “big” means. Visit

huge) ski complex, known as Big Sky

bigskyresort.com for more info.

Resort. With more than 5,750 acres and 4,350 vertical feet of skiable terrain served by more than 30 lifts, the experience is both bigger and better. Add in runs up to six miles long, a 2,000 vertical

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foot, powder-filled bowl beneath Lone

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: Big Sky Resort


YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY SKI AREAS Townsend Boulder

Ringling Bighorn Custer

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Logan

Three Forks

Whitehall Harrison Pony Sheridan

Alder

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Virginia City Cameron

Bozeman

Greycliff Reed Point

Laurel

Columbus

Park City

Absarokee Fishtail

E

Nye Roscoe

Pray Emigrant

Big Sky

Mammoth Hot Springs

Silver Cooke Gate City Tower Junction B

A

Rockvale

Joliet

Roberts

Bridger

Billings

Hardin

CROW INDIAN RESERVATION

Garryowen Saint Xavier Pryor Lodge Fort Smith Grass

Red Lodge

C Quake Lake

Pompeys Pillar

McLeod

Gardiner

Monida

Big Timber

Clyde Park

Belgrade Livingston

Gallatin Gateway Norris

Nevada Ennis City

Wilsall

Manhattan

Worden

YELLOWSTONE

Canyon Norris NATIONAL Madison Lakeview Junction West PARK Lake Yellowstone West Thumb G Old to Rexburg, ID Faithful Grant Village

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F

BEARTOOTH ALL-AMERICAN ROAD

Wyola

Belfry WYOMING to Cody, WY to Lovell, WY

IN YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY, LIFTS WHISK YOU UP TO ACRES OF POWDER, GROOMERS PAVE THE WAY FOR SKINNY SKIING AND SNOWCATS DEPOSIT YOU INTO SECRET BACK COUNTRY STASHES AND YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK’S SCENIC SPOTS.

to Grand Teton Natl Park and Jackson, WY

DOWNHILL SKIING & SNOWBOARDING Yellowstone country is home to some of the biggest skiing in the Rockies. From laid-back Red Lodge Mountain to one of North America’s best-run local areas, Bridger Bowl, to the Biggest Skiing in America, at Big Sky Resort, this is skiing and snowboarding at its best.

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Big Sky, Montana. 800.548.4486

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Bozeman, Montana. 800.223.9609

Red Lodge, Montana. 800.444.8977

a more diverse trail system anywhere. Yellowstone National Park offers incredible backcountry skiing as well as a number of trails. Cross-country skiing is a wonderful way to savor the mountain landscape. Visit

Yellowstone National Park

SKI TRAILS IN NATIONAL FORESTS

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406.587.6701 or 406.522.2525 www.fs.fed.us/r1/gallatin

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Cooke City to Silver Gate 406.848.7375

Bear Creek Trail System

C

Jardine, 5 miles NE of Gardiner 406.848.7375

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI CENTERS/TRAILS Bohart Ranch

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406.586.9070

A

307.344.7381

Gallatin National Forest

www.bridgerbowl.com

Red Lodge Mountain

Capital of North America. You won’t find

www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/skiyell.htm

www.bigskyresort.com

Bridger Bowl

Yellowstone Country is the Nordic Ski

wintermt.com/xcski.

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Big Sky Resort

Bannock Trail

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

www.bohartranchxcski.com

Lone Mountain Ranch

E

406.995.4644 or 800.514.4644 www.lonemountainranch.com

Red Lodge Nordic Center

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406.446.1770

Rendezvous Ski Trails

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406.599.4465 www.rendezvouskitrails.com

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NORDIC SKIING

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: David Hebert

: Lone Mountain Ranch


NORDIC SKIING IN YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY Yellowstone Country has one of the longest Nordic seasons in the country (from November into April) and some of the most consistent and finest quality snow, year after year. Factor in the diversity of terrain—both inside Yellowstone National Park and out—the wildlife viewing, world-class track and trail systems and full-service destination facilities that include Lone Mountain Ranch, the number one-ranked Nordic Ski Resort in North America; Bohart Ranch, Bozeman’s own cross-country ski epicenter, situated in the beautiful Bridger Mountains; and the Rendezvous Ski Trail system in West Yellowstone, which is a “first tracks” destination for Nordic ski racers and enthusiasts across the nation, and it’s easy to see what makes Yellowstone Country the Nordic Ski Capital of North America.

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YELLOWSTONE PARK - WINTER

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: Ken Takata

: Porcelain Geyser Basin


THE WORLD’S FIRST NATIONAL PARK YELLOWSTONE PARK is home to 2.2 million acres of natural geysers and bubbling paint pots. Lamar and Hayden Valleys offer some of the best wildlife viewing in America. From the unique geological and geothermal features of the Park to the breathtaking mountain environs and the multitude of animal species that reside here, visiting and vacationing in Yellowstone National Park always offers an enriching experience. Yellowstone Country offers three entrances to Yellowstone National Park: Gardiner, Cooke City and West Yellowstone. www.visitmt.com/national_parks/yellowstone GARDINER (north entrance–open year-round) A vibrant and hospitable western town. Roosevelt Arch is where Teddy Roosevelt delivered the dedication speech for the Park. Wolf and wildlife watching along Yellowstone’s northern expanse from Gardiner to Cooke City is vehicle accessible year-round. www.gardinerchamber.com COOKE CITY (northeast entrance) Established in the early 1880s, the town still has a rustic “Old West” atmosphere. Today, the area is an outdoor recreationist’s dream. www.cookecitychamber.com WEST YELLOWSTONE (west entrance) A town for all seasons. Spend a day browsing through the many shops and galleries. The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and the Yellowstone IMAX Theatre are sure to please. www.destinationyellowstone.com

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WINTER ACTIVITIES

During the winter months, activities such as cross-country skiing, daily snowmobile tours, snowshoeing and snowcoach tours allow visitors to experience and explore areas of Yellowstone National Park that are not accessible via other methods or at other times of the year. The park, which many say is at its most serene splendor in the snow-capped winter season, is also less crowded from mid-December to mid-March, affording those who visit at this time of year an unparalleled perspective of this national treasure. Many of the villages and notable areas of the park—Canyon Village and the Mammoth and Old Faithful areas—can be visited during the winter months, although most are accessible only via the oversnow methods mentioned. Lodging throughout the park is available during the winter season, from a yurt experience at Canyon Village to hotel rooms to majestic private suites, all of which boast spectacular views nestled in surreal surroundings.

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: Audrey Hall

: Yellowstone National Park


WILDLIFE VIEWING

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Few places are home to the number of wildlife that reside in Yellowstone National Park. The largest concentration of bison in the U.S. call Montana’s Yellowstone Country home, along with wolves, bear, fox, elk, deer, moose, big horn sheep, pronghorn antelope, badgers and many others.

: David Hebert

: Yellowstone National Park

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SNOWMOBILING

WEST YELLOWSTONE West Yellowstone has every reason to consider itself the “Best of the Best” for snowmobiling. There are acres of wide-open spaces for the powder hounds to challenge themselves. Best time to come? Trail riders generally find the time before Christmas and the month of January good choices. The colder nighttime temperatures help to set firm surfaces for comfortable cruising. Once the days begin to get longer–in February and March–our powder snow compacts to allow more ideal conditions for off-trail exploring. The most popular trail is the Two

BIG TIMBER

Top National Recreation Snowmobile Trail, from which you can

Cruise the 25-mile Boulder Canyon Trail south of Big Timber.

view three states and the Grand Tetons. Other favorites include

Sled through bowls, meadows and Independence—an old

the Big Sky Trail, Lionhead Trail and the South Plateau Trail.

abandoned mining town. There’s challenge in the upper seven miles. For a short and easy trip, try the seven-mile East Boulder-Dry Fork Trail.

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: John Layshock

: Absaroka Mountain Range


COOKE CITY & SILVER GATE

BOZEMAN & BIG SKY

LIVINGSTON & GARDINER

The Cooke City area is the test site and

Bozeman and Big Sky have unlimited

The area connecting Livingston and

promotional film location for Arctic Cat

snowmobiling. 200 miles of groomed

Gardiner is called Paradise Valley. Need

snowmobiles. This small community

trails await, as well as marked ungroomed

we say more? Access more than 84 miles

leads to 60 miles of groomed trails in the

trails in the Bozeman area.

of groomed snowmobile trails in the

Gallatin Forest that connect with 60 miles

TRAILS: Try the ever-popular 120-mile Big

Gallatin National Forest.

of groomed trails through Wyoming to the “Top of the World� in the Beartooths. Winter access to Cooke City is through the Mammoth entrance to Yellowstone National Park at Gardiner.

TRAILS: Daisy Pass Road, Lulu Pass Road, Round Lake and Henderson

Sky Snowmobile Trail between Bozeman

TRAILS: The Crazy Mountains offer

and West Yellowstone or the Buck Creek

the 20-mile Shields Loop, the 15-mile

Ridge off US 191 south of Big Sky. North of

Cottonwood/Trespass Trail and the Ibex

Bozeman, along the Brackett-Fairy Lake

Cabin Trail. The Absaroka Mountains

and Olson Creek and Bangtail Ridge trails,

contain the Mill Creek area, with 20 miles

look for groomed and ungroomed trails for of groomed trails. big play areas and spectacular scenery.

Mountain are connecting trails. An easier, three-mile trail follows US 212 west from Cooke City to Silver Gate.

: Ken Takata

: Two Top Mountain

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ICE CLIMBING

With over 200 distinct pitches, Hyalite Canyon, just south of Bozeman, is one of the premier ice climbing destinations in the United States. With reliable and accessible ice, beginners and experts alike can enjoy a wide variety of climbing routes and conditions. Ice climbing classes are also offered by various outfitters in Bozeman, and Hyalite Canyon hosts an annual Ice Climbing Festival in early December of every year. For the experienced ice climber, check out the Absaroka and Beartooth mountain ranges, as well as Cooke City. 

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: Sam Magro

: Hyalite Canyon


SNOWSHOEING & DOG SLEDDING

SNOWSHOEING

DOG SLEDDING

Snowshoeing, which has been around for

Dog sledding is becoming increasingly

thousands of years, is growing in terms

popular and Yellowstone Country lends

of both participation and access. Pursuit

itself to both recreational pursuits of

of the sport throughout Yellowstone

the activity as well as serious racing for

Country, especially along the hundreds

enthusiasts. Outfitters and lodges in Big

of miles of National Forest trails, is a great

Sky, West Yellowstone and Paradise Valley

way to see wildlife, explore nature and

offer half day, full day or overnight guided

go where very few others can go. Similar

excursions. These adventures can include

to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing is

mushing on the trails, treks to hot springs,

a low environmental-impact activity that

dinner trips or overnight yurt trips.

provides exercise, quiet solitude and an appreciation of winter’s beauty.

: David Hebert

: Big Sky

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CROSS-SEASONAL ACTIVITIES

SPRING Montana’s spring is a burst of freshness. Grab your kids and friends and start exploring the clean mountain air. After you catch the last of the spring skiing or crust-cruising, switch gears and enjoy biking through Yellowstone Park, fishing blue-ribbon trout streams or enjoying sunny evenings dining outside on a restaurant deck as one of the many things to do.

FALL If you haven’t experienced Yellowstone Country in the fall, put it on your “Must Do” list. Taking a drive through golden Autumn foliage, hiking in cool mountain air, spectacular bird watching, world-class fly fishing or—for those who desire—bird or big game hunting are only a few of the activities you can take part in.

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: Pete MacFadyen

: Bridger Creek Golf Course


BIRD WATCHING

When it comes to birding, Montana’s Yellowstone Country is a place unlike any other. With a range of birds as diverse as Snowy Owls and Gyrfalcons in the wintertime to Pelicans in the summer months, and from the spectacularly colorful plumage and mating rituals of the spring to migrating flocks in the fall, Yellowstone Country has it all. The Bridger Mountains are one of North America’s busiest Golden Eagle migratory routes and Montana’s big skies are filled with almost every kind of raptor, all year long.

Sandhill Crane, the rarest of Life-List birds

different species of birds. It’s a birder’s

With more than a dozen different species

can be found here. In fact, Yellowstone

paradise that just happens to look like

of Owls and the nearly prehistoric-looking

Country is home to more than 400

paradise, too.

: Mike Polkowske

: Osprey (Pandion Haciaetos)

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QUAINT, CHARMING & FRIENDLY

OUR SMALL TOWNS ARE BIG FUN

WESTERN HOMETOWN FLAVOR If you’re looking for things to do in Montana’s Yellowstone Country, you don’t have to look far. We’re known for our big skies, majestic mountains, skiing, fishing and snowmobiling. And, of course, there’s always the granddaddy of them all, Yellowstone National Park. But we also encourage you to stop at one of our Farmers’ Markets, seek out a musical performance in a local tavern or brush up on your history by visiting one of our museums or historical sites. We’ve got no shortage of activities to do, season by season, but you may want to step out and pave a new path on your own, with your kids or with a group of friendly locals.

: David Hebert

: Bozeman

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN CULTURE

Artists of every ilk find inspiration in Montana’s Yellowstone Country through the majestic beauty, quiet peacefulness and invigorating pace of life. Enjoy the results of their work at summer art walks, by visiting numerous galleries or attending one of many festivals that take place throughout the summer. Check with the local Chambers of Commerce for dates and times. Fresh local produce and Montana-made art and products are not to be missed at one of the many local Farmers’ Markets. You’ll find an abundance of items to please your palette, including rare finds, such as Jerusalem artichokes. Located in

Musicians from all genres and from all parts of North America

Big Sky, Bozeman, Columbus, Livingston, Manhattan, Red Lodge,

perform in Yellowstone Country. From Music on Main every

Reed Point, Joliet and a number of other Yellowstone Country

Thursday evening in Bozeman during the summer, to Big Sky’s

communities, check the Chamber of Commerce sites (see page

Music in the Mountains series and small venues in between,

57) for more information.

you’ll find something to fit your musical tastes.

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: Donnie Sexton

: Red Lodge


In addition to the cultural experiences found at festivals, Farmers’ Markets and live music events, Yellowstone Country boasts a number of notable museums and historic centers, including Bozeman’s Museum of the Rockies, Columbus’ Museum of the Beartooths and Big Timber’s planned-but-not-yet-built Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. And, speaking of cowboys, what better way to take in the ranching lifestyle than Reed Points’ own sheep drive, on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, every year. Regardless of which of Yellowstone Country’s small towns and communities you visit—or what time of year you’re here—you’ll encounter smiling faces, friendly local hospitality, culinary treats, world-class recreation and truly unique, relaxing ways to wind down the day. Not to mention visually stunning panoramas in every direction you look. : Dolan Personke

: Cooke City

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WARM SEASON

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: Zack Clothier

: Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness


THE SEASON OF ENDLESS ACTIVITIES You’ll experience some of the most diverse landscapes in Montana as you travel through Yellowstone Country. Pack a picnic lunch or stop at a quaint cafe along the way. Set up camp and relax as you experience a spectacular sunset. Look into staying at a working cattle or guest ranch and get a firsthand taste of what makes our part of the West so great. Take an extra day in Yellowstone Country to try something new. Fish a major river or countless Yellowstone tributaries. Hike or bike to explore a mountain trail. Float on a whitewater raft down the roaring Yellowstone River or try a horseback adventure up into the mountains. Add an off-road adventure to your vacation and have an all terrain experience. Yellowstone Country’s wide range of terrain makes it a four wheeler’s dream. We have meadows, rolling hills, forests, mountain ranges and secluded wilderness to explore. There are many opportunities to enjoy riding an ATV, no matter what your skill level. For help selecting the perfect trail, contact our area chambers, Forest Service offices and local businesses. Need a machine? ATV rentals are available throughout Yellowstone Country.

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FISHING

With over 1,000 miles of blue-ribbon trout rivers such as the Gallatin, Madison and Yellowstone—as well as numerous tributaries and smaller streams—producing Brook, Brown, Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout in great abundance, Yellowstone Country is a fishing haven for young and old alike. As the primary location for the filming of A River Runs Through It, it’s no wonder that this corner of Montana has become a fly fishing mandatory. But it’s not all fly vests and wicker creoles, either; plenty of folks hit the rivers with spinning rods. The best fly fishing runs from late June through October, though conditions are often good in March and April before spring runoff. With up to 3,000 fish per mile in the many Yellowstone Country streams, regulations generally allow liberal catch limits. Obtain permission before you enter or cross private land. Consult local fly shops for specific tackle recommendations. For streamflow, license, boating and fishing regulations visit fwp.mt.gov.

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: Dolan Personke

: Red Lodge


FLOATING & RAFTING Whitewater Rafting? Tackle the tricky (up to class IV) rapids of the Gallatin River, or cruise down the vast waters of the mighty Yellowstone River. In addition, you’ll find some outstanding kayaking and canoeing on many smaller rivers and lakes. From the challenging rapids of the Stillwater River to the peaceful waters of Hyalite Reservoir, there are plenty of fun and thrills on the waters of Yellowstone Country. And don’t forget about boating on Yellowstone and Lewis Lakes in Yellowstone National Park. We’ve got guides that offer some of the most exciting whitewater rafting and scenic river trips.

: Tess Arvesen

: Yellowstone River

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YELLOWSTONE PARK - SUMMER

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: Jason Ogle

: Yellowstone National Park


A PLAYGROUND FOR ALL AGES Named the number one adventure vacation in the nation by US News and World Report, Yellowstone National Park is truly a playground for all ages. Established in 1872, and covering 2.2 million acres, Yellowstone National Park is the obvious namesake of Montana’s Yellowstone Country. Populated by a large variety of wildlife, including both grizzly and black bears, moose, elk, bison, wolves, eagles and a number of other species, it also provides the backdrop for a large number of geologic and geothermal features, such as geysers, hot springs, rivers, waterfalls and canyons that are the iconic signatures of the park. The park is home to more than 300 different species of birds and its blue-ribbon streams and rivers host Brook, Brown, Cutthroat and Rainbow trout. Lodging options, including camping, cabins, hotels and lodges, exist within the park and in the gateway cities of West Yellowstone, Gardiner and Cooke City. Three of the park’s five entrances are in Yellowstone Country and are open to vehicles mid-April to mid-November, weather permitting.

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STATE PARKS

Yellowstone Country is home to four of Montana’s State Parks. Cooney State Park features a sparkling blue reservoir, surrounded by snow-covered mountains, that is perfect for fishing, bicycling, birding, swimming, hiking, waterskiing, ice fishing and cross-country skiing. Greycliff Prairie Dog Town,

State Park, also near Three Forks, sits at the confluence of

just east of Big Timber on I-90, preserves a black-tailed prairie

the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin rivers, forming the mighty

dog community and tells the story of these small, entertaining

Missouri River—the longest river in the U.S.

creatures’ roles in the prairie ecosystem. Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, near Three Forks, illustrates Montana’s storied past

Campsite reservations and information about some of the

and diverse cultures, especially that of the Native Americans

greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth—also known as

who used the high limestone cliff overlooking the Madison River

Montana’s 54 State Parks—can be found at stateparks.mt.gov,

to harvest buffalo for thousands of years. Missouri Headwaters

or by calling 855.922.6768.

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: Courtesy Montana State Parks

: Cooney State Park


SCENIC DRIVES

You’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere in Yellowstone Country without spectacular scenic drives. In addition to the most traveled routes, you’ll find gems off the beaten path as well. Take your time and take it all in. Stop for lunch in one of the

SCENIC DRIVES

quaint towns or browse the local shops;

• Beartooth Pass

you’ll experience the true flavor of the

• Clyde Park to Bozeman

area while traversing our scenic byways. 

• Gallatin Canyon to

Some of the more known routes are listed

West Yellowstone

here, but creating your own route could take you to places you would never expect.

• Highway 78 from Columbus to Red Lodge

Look around and enjoy. Montana has

• Paradise Valley

amazing treasures around every corner.

• Yellowstone National Park

: Merv Coleman

: Beartooth Highway

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CAMPING & RV

private campgrounds include amenities such as picnic tables, bathrooms and water pumps. Keep in mind the fact that temperature and weather swings can be quite dramatic, so be sure to pack adequate clothing and shelter. If camping in Yellowstone National Park, you can reserve a Step out of the city lights and become a star-gazer. Camping in

campsite or arrive early as spots are first-come, first-served and

Montana’s Yellowstone Country is nothing short of breathtaking.

generally fill up by 11am, each day. Same day reservations can be

Cool summer air entices even the locals to sleep under

made by calling 307.344.7901; future reservations can be made

the stars and dine al fresco. Whether you’re an adventurous

by calling 1.866.GEYSERLAND (439.7375) or going online at:

backpacker or just enjoy time hanging with the kids around

stateparks.mt.gov

a campfire, the backdrop for memorable vacations couldn’t

www.fs.usda.gov/gallatin

have been painted more beautifully. National Forests and State

www.fs.usda.gov/custer

Parks both have campsites and most now take reservations.

www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf

Private campgrounds are available, and both public and

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: Zack Clothier

: Crazy Mountains


CLIMBING & HIKING Yellowstone Country is home to Granite

formed by Rock Creek, the Stillwater River,

Peak—the highest peak in Montana, at

and areas around East and West Rosebud Beartooths, Crazy Mountains, Paradise

12,807 feet. It is located in the Absaroka-

lakes. There’s also Crazy Peak near Big

Valley, Gallatin Gateway and Red Lodge

Beartooth wilderness, in south-central

Timber.

areas, hiking and backpacking is truly endless. And remember, when you’re in

Montana, about 10 miles north of the Wyoming border.

With a number of trails in the Absaroka-

There is so much climbing in Yellowstone

the backcountry, it pays to be prepared if

Country. If you so choose, an instructor

you get into an unexpected situation.

Just south of Bozeman, Hyalite Canyon

or guide is a great way to find hidden

is filled with steep crags, sheer faces

climbing gems around the area.

and opportunities for climbing. Just head toward Hyalite Reservoir south of

The natural beauty in Yellowstone Country

Bozeman. The Canyon has a number of

is nothing short of spectacular. What

pristine views.

better way to get close to this beauty than by hiking or backpacking through the

Surrounding Red Lodge are several

region? For the experienced or the novice,

climbing prospects that can be reached

the energetic or the relaxed, you’ll find

with minimal effort. These include climbs

all levels of trails, so come outdoors and enjoy our natural beauty—on foot.

: Sam Magro

: Beartooth Plateau

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BIKING

With an extensive collection of scenic roads and exciting trails, road bikers and mountain bikers of all abilities can experience Montana’s treasures up close and personal. In Red Lodge, check out the Sliver Run and Basin Creek Lake trails; in Bozeman, there are the Emerald Lake, Heather Lake, West Bridger, Sourdough Ridge, Sourdough Creek, Gallagator and Hyalite trails; in Big Sky, just about everywhere you look is accessible for cycling; and in West Yellowstone, check out Rendezvous Ski Trails, many Forest Service trails or the Continental Divide Trail, the longest continuous hiking and biking trail in North America. There are also many options for road cycling along some of Yellowstone Country’s beautiful roadways

permitted at both the Missouri Headwaters and Cooney State

or through the picturesque communities of Red Lodge,

Parks. Or, for a truly unique adventure, cycle through Yellowstone

Livingston and Three Forks, just to name a few. Biking is also

National Park or along the Beartooth Highway.

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: Dolan Personke

: Beartooth Highway


HUNTING

We’ve got game! For those that love the thrill of the hunt, the hills and prairies throughout Yellowstone Country are home to elk, deer, moose, bear, antelope, mountain lions, mountain goats, big horn sheep, pheasants, turkeys and a wide variety of ducks and geese. Hunting is a vital part of Montana’s wildlife management plan to ensure the protection of wildlife and their respective habitats and is regulated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. It’s every hunter’s responsibility

and successful hunters will spend time

local outfitter to assist with guiding, licenses,

to know the land ownership of the area

scouting an area and talking with locals

regulations and seasons; and prepare for

he or she intends to hunt and any land

to identify good hunting opportunities

changing or inclement weather. For more

use restrictions that may apply. Whether

and establish personal relationships. If

information visit: fwp.mt.gov/fishandwildlife

hunting public or private land, respectful

you’re unfamiliar with the area, enlist a

: Dan Armstrong

: Madison Spring Creek Ranch

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FIND YOUR INNER COWBOY

Cowboy up! There’s no place like Montana’s Yellowstone Country for an authentic western experience. Guest Ranches are a wonderful way to relax and vacation amid miles of mountains and wide open prairies; day trips are a great way to explore and, for the adventurers, pack trips into the backcountry are available for any length of tour. For spectators, Memorial Day through Labor Day is rodeo season. Nine different towns throughout Yellowstone Country host cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation, and Montana State University—located in Bozeman—is a perennial contender for national honors at the NCAA level. If you’ve never experienced the sport, it’s a boost of pure adrenaline.

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: Yarrow Kraner

: Big Sky Resort


WILDLIFE VIEWING

WILDLIFE VIEWING

BRIDGER RAPTOR FESTIVAL

Few places compare to the number of

The Bridger Raptor Festival is an annual

wildlife residing in Yellowstone Country.

event held in and around Bozeman,

The largest concentration of bison in the

Montana. The festival, free to the public,

U.S. call Montana’s Yellowstone Country

centers around an annual count each

home, along with wolves, bear, fox, elk,

fall of the largest known golden eagle

deer, moose, big horn sheep, pronghorn

migration in the United States. The

antelope and badgers, among others.

Bridger Raptor Festival takes place at the Bridger Bowl ski area in the Gallatin

WEST YELLOWSTONE BIRDING TRAIL This area provides a stunning array of habitats for birding and watching many other forms of wildlife, such as elk, moose, deer, wolf and bison.

: David Hebert

: Yellowstone National Park

National Forest, just north of Bozeman. For more information on the West Yellowstone birding trail, or the Bridger Raptor Festival, please log on to destinationyellowstone.com or bridgerraptorfest.org

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INDEX OF SERVICE DIRECTORY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Carbon County Historical Society and Museum Gallatin Pioneer Museum Grizzly Wolf and Discovery Center International Federation of Fly Fishers Muddy Lamb Studio The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary Yellow Bus Tour Yellowstone Gateway Museum

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DINING Antler Pub and Grill Branch Restaurant and Bar Corral Bar, Steakhouse, Motel

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GUEST RANCHES

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND VISITOR CENTERS Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Big Sky Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau Bozeman Convention and Visitors Bureau Cooke City, Colter Pass, Silver Gate Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center Gardiner Chamber of Commerce Livingston Chamber of Commerce

Red Lodge Chamber of Commerce Three Forks Chamber of Commerce West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce

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AAA Red Lodge Rentals Alpine Motel Best Western GranTree Inn Big Sky Central Reservations Brandin Iron Inn Chateau Rouge Lodge Chico Hot Springs City Center Motel

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Comfort Inn-Yellowstone North 51 Cowboy’s Lodge and Cabins 51 Days Inn of West Yellowstone 54, 56 50 Elkhorn Lodge Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone 55 Fairfield Inn 49 Gray Wolf Inn and Suites 55 Holiday Inn Express and Suites 47 Holiday Inn West Yellowstone 55 Kirkwood Resort and Marina 55 Lazy G Motel 55 Living the Dream-Vacationing in the Montana Rockies 53 Lucky Dog Lodge 49 Mountain Sky Guest Ranch 52 Pony Express Motel 55 Red Lodge Reservations 53 Resort Property Management and River Rock Lodge 48 Riverside Cottages 51 Rock Creek Resort 54 Royal 7 Budget Inn 49 SeeYellowstone.com 55 Stillwater Lodge 47 Super 8 of Big Timber 49


Super 8 of Columbus The 63 Ranch The Homestead Bed and Breakfast Yellowstone B and B Yellowstone National Park Lodges Yellowstone Park Hotel Yellowstone River Cabin 4

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OUTDOOR RECREATION Adventures Yellowstone, Inc. 49 Big Boys Toys 50 Big Sky Resort Golf Course 48 Big Sky Resort Summer 48 Big Sky Resort Winter 48 Bohart Ranch 50 Bridger Bowl Ski Area 50 Geyser Whitewater Expeditions 48 Madison River Tubing Shuttle and Rentals 50 Montana Whitewater Rafting 48, 56, 52 and Zipline Co. Red Lodge Mountain Timber Trails Yellowstone Aerial Adventures

: Craig Hergert

: Northern Bridgers

OUTFITTERS AND GUIDES Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters, Inc. 49, 51 Beartooth Plateau Outfitters 50 Buffalo Bus Touring Company 56 Paradise Adventure Company 53 Rendezvous Snowmobile Rentals, Inc. 56 Safari Yellowstone 53 Snowcoach Yellowstone 56 Stillwater Anglers Fly Shop and Outfitters 47 Trail Guides Yellowstone 57 Yellowstone Wolf Tracker 51 SERVICES H Bar S Real Estate and Property Management 54 48, 50 Karst Stage Sonny Todd Real Estate 49 The Office Lounge and Liquor Store 53 Yellowstone Association Institute 57 Yellowstone Vacations 56

Please note: Yellowstone Country Montana is not a regulatory agency, and therefore has no authority to inspect the businesses or attractions in this directory. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these listings, but changes sometimes occur after publication. Yellowstone Country Montana cannot be held liable in the event of errors or omissions. The use of names of private companies in this publication is for reader information only and does not imply endorsement by any state or federal agency. Yellowstone Country Montana will make reasonable accommodations for any known disability. If you need alternative formats of this document, please give a two-week advance notice to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Printed in cooperation with the Montana Office of Tourism, Department of Commerce. Produced with Accommodation Tax Funds. Printed in the USA on recycled paper for free distribution. #240,000. Š2013/2014 Yellowstone Country Montana. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of any material must be with the written consent of Yellowstone Country Montana.

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VISITOR CENTERS BELGRADE 10 East Main, Belgrade, MT 59714 406.388.1616, Fax 406.388.2090 info@belgradechamber.org belgradechamber.org

MANHATTAN (SEASONAL) 105 South Broadway, Box 606 Manhattan, MT 59741 406.284.4162, Fax 406.284.4162 manhattanareachamber.com

BIG SKY 55 Lone Mtn Trail, PO Box 160100 Big Sky, MT 59716 406.995.3000 or 800.943.4111, Fax 406.995.3054 info@bigskychamber.com bigskychamber.com

RED LODGE 701 N. Broadway, Box 988 Red Lodge, MT 59068 406.446.1718 or 888.281.0625 redlodgechamber@qwestoffice.net redlodgechamber.org.

BIG TIMBER (SEASONAL) Box 1012, Big Timber, MT 59011 406.932.5131 info@bigtimber.com bigtimber.com

THREE FORKS (SEASONAL) Box 1103, Three Forks, MT 59752 406.285.4753 tfchamber@gmail.com threeforksmontana.com

BOZEMAN 2000 Commerce Way Bozeman, MT 59715 406.586.5421 or 800.228.4224, Fax 406.586.8286 info@bozemanchamber.com bozemanchamber.com

WEST YELLOWSTONE 30 Yellowstone Ave., Box 458 West Yellowstone, MT 59758 406.646.7701, Fax 406.646.9691 destinationyellowstone.com

COLUMBUS Box 783, Columbus, MT 59019 406.322.4505 admin@stillwatercountychamber.com stillwatercountychamber.com COOKE CITY / SILVER GATE (SEASONAL) 109 West Main St, Box 1071, Cooke City, MT 59020 406.838.2495 info@cookecitychamber.org cookecitychamber.org GARDINER 222 Park Street, Box 81, Gardiner, MT 59030 406.848.7971, Fax 855.828.8760 info@gardinerchamber.com gardinerchamber.com LIVINGSTON 303 E Park Street, Livingston, MT 59047 406.222.0850, Fax 406.222.0852 info@livingston-chamber.com livingston-chamber.com

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK 307.344.7381 nps.gov/yell

VISITOR INFORMATION Yellowstone Country PO Box 3048 Bozeman, MT 59772-3048 406.556.8680 or 800.736.5276, Fax 406.556.8688 robin@yellowstonecountry.net VisitYellowstoneCountry.net TRAVEL INFORMATION Montana Office of Tourism 301 S. Park Ave., PO Box 200533 Helena, MT 59620-0533 406.841..2870 or 800.VISITMT (847.4868) TDD 406.841.2702 visitmt.com Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 1420 East Sixth Ave, PO Box 200701 Helena, MT 59620-0701 406.994.4042 or 406.444.2535 TDD 406.444.1200 fwp.mt.gov

Road Conditions 511 or 800.226.ROAD (7623), TTY 800.335.7592 mdt.mt.gov/travinfo SKI INFORMATION Big Sky Resort 55 Lone Mountain Trail, PO Box 160100 Big Sky, MT 59716 406.995.3000 or 800.943.4111 info@bigskychamber.com visitbigskymt.com Bridger Bowl Ski Area 406.587.2111 or 800.223.9609 Ski Report: 406.586.2389 skitrip@bridgerbowl.com bridgerbowl.com Red Lodge Mountain Resort 406.446.2610 or 800.444.8977, Fax 406.446.3604 rlm@redlodgemountain.com redlodgemountain.com MONTANA’S OTHER COUNTRIES Southeast Montana PO Box 31177, Billings, MT 59107-1177 800.346.1876 • info@southeastmontana.com southeastmontana.com Glacier Country 1121 E. Broadway, Suite 113, Missoula, MT 59802 406.532.3234 or 800.338.5072 gcexec@glaciermt.com • glaciermt.com Southwest Montana 1105 Main Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722 406.846.1943 or 800.879.1159, Fax 406.846.1943 goldwest@bresnan.net southwestmt.com Missouri River Country PO Box 387, Wolf Point, MT 59201 406.653.1319 or 800.653.1319 2mtmrc@nemontel.net • missouririver.visitmt.com Central Montana PO Box 3166, Great Falls, MT 59403 406.761.5036 or 800.527.5348, Fax 406.761.5085 inof@centralmontana.com centralmontana.com


SERVICE DIRECTORY ABSAROKEE/COLUMBUS/ DEAN/FISHTAIL/NYE/ PARK CITY/RAPELJE LODGING Stillwater Lodge Sleep tight in the shadow of the Beartooth Mountains. The Lodge offers B and B style rooms without B and B prices. Situated in the beautiful Stillwater River Valley, near trout-happy rivers and endless mountain trails. Low winter rates, weekly, monthly rates. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Close to cafes, shopping. Like us on facebook to see breathtaking photos of what our area is about. 80 S Fiddler Creek Rd Fishtail MT, 59028 406.328.4899 stillwaterlodge@nemont.net Super 8 of Columbus The hotel features 72 comfortable rooms with free high speed internet and flat panel televisions. Guests also enjoy a free breakfast which includes hot waffles and Simply Super cinnamon rolls. The hotel is pet friendly and has ample parking. Adjacent to Town Pump Travel Plaza and Lucky Lil’s Casino. www.super8columbusmt.com 602 E Avenue Columbus, MT 59019 406.322.4101 Super8.com

ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Muddy Lamb Studio Muddy Lamb Studio is a knitting shop and pottery studio located in Fishtail. Here you can learn the arts of clay and wool. We offer classes in pottery, knitting, crochet, felting, spinning and weaving. Bisqueware is available to glaze anytime. Our studio is also a fully equipped knitting shop with a great selection of gifts and Made in Montana products. muddylambstudio@gmail.com muddylamb.com 406.328.4899

OUTFITTERS AND GUIDES Stillwater Anglers Fly Shop and Outfitters The only full service fly shop and outfitters in the area. We specialize in providing customized guided fly fishing float trips on the Stillwater, Yellowstone and Bighorn Rivers, conducted by the area’s finest professional and experienced guides. Family fun for all ages and experience levels. We also have a full inventory of fly fishing tackle, equipment and merchandise at reasonable and competitive prices. We have everything you need for that special day on the water. 637 N 9th St #130 Columbus, MT 59019 1.855.STLLWTR or 406.322.4977 www.stillwateranglers.com info@stillwateranglers.com

BELGRADE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS CENTER Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center Belgrade’s our name, service is our game. Located adjacent to Gallatin Field, Belgrade is your one-stop shopping place. Belgrade has great restaurants, motels and one of the best antique malls around. We have fishing and hunting provisions; rental cars; barbers and beauty shops; two grocery stores with pharmacies; a liquor store, a candy store and a ranch supply store where you can find western and work clothes. Whether you are coming off the road for lunch or flying in to go to Big Sky or Yellowstone Park, Belgrade is a convenient stop. 10 E Main Belgrade, MT 59714 406.388.1616 belgradechamber.org

LODGING Holiday Inn Express and Suites The Holiday Inn Express and Suites is the perfect destination for visitors of the Gallatin Valley. With 97 Guestrooms and Suites, guests will appreciate our Free Hot Breakfast, Free WiFi, onsite Business Center and Fitness Center,

Indoor Pool and Spa and complimentary transportation to and from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. 309 West Madison Avenue Belgrade, MT 59714 406.388.7100 hiexpress.com

BIG SKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS CENTER Visit Big Sky: Big Sky Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Visitor Information Center is located on the corner of US Hwy 191 and Lone Mountain Trail (State Hwy 64), just one hour south of the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and 45 minutes north of the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Whether you visit in winter, spring, summer or fall, each season in Big Sky reveals something new. It holds a bounty of unparalleled winter and summer recreation, amazing scenery and abundant wildlife. It is easy to play hard in Big Sky. Fortunately, we also have premier amenities to help you relax. From world-class dining to lodging, spas to shopping and everything in between, Big Sky has everything you need for your vacation. 55 Lone Mountain Trail Big Sky PO Box 160100 MT 59716 406.995.3000 or 800.943.4111 info@bigskychamber.com visitbigskymt.com

DINING Corral Bar, Steakhouse, Motel Historic Corral is Big Sky’s Montana Roadhouse. Great food served in a rustic Montana log building by the friendliest folks around. Motel provides clean, comfortable lodging that won’t empty your pockets. Year-round enjoyment for the entire family. Free smiles handed out daily. M 43 Hwy 191 Big Sky, MT 59716 406.995.4249 corral@3rivers.net

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SERVICE DIRECTORY LODGING Big Sky Central Reservations Your one stop for lodging in Big Sky. Big Sky Central Reservations offers access to many different lodging options. Most properties are slopeside and have access to outdoor heated pools, hot tubs, fitness centers, saunas, concierge and daily Kids’ Club. Kids 10 and under ski and stay free only with Big Sky Central Reservations. 1 Lone Mountain Trail Big Sky, MT 59716 800.548.4486 or 406.995.5000 bigskyresort.com ®

Resort Property Management and River Rock Lodge River Rock Lodge has 29 beautifully appointed rooms located adjacent to the town center and within walking distance of restaurants and entertainment. Resort Property Management has the largest variety of vacation rentals in Big Sky, from intimate condos to spacious luxury homes, located in the Meadow and the Mountain Village. 88 Big Pine Dr. PO Box 160700 Big Sky, MT 59716 406.995.4455 info@rpmbigsky.com

GUEST RANCHES

vacations with winter and summer adventures, cozy cabins, stunning scenery, and incredible cuisine. 750 Lone Mountain Ranch Road Big Sky, MT 59716 406.995.4644 LoneMountainRanch.com reservations@LoneMountainRanch.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION Big Sky Resort Winter It’s a new era at Big Sky Resort. Come discover all 5,750 acres and 4,350 vertical feet. It’s the Biggest Skiing in America, but it’s not just the stats that are giant: vast uncrowded terrain, massive wildlife, and a huge helping of Montana hospitality make for epic experiences and big smiles. Big Sky Resort Summer Just 18 miles from the border of the nation’s first National Park, Big Sky Resort is your basecamp to Yellowstone. With accommodations ranging from basic to luxury and activities like ziplines and tram expeditions to the top of 11,166-foot Lone Peak, guests get a unique Montana and Yellowstone experience. 1 Lone Mountain Trail Big Sky, MT 59716 800.548.4486 or 406.995.5000 bigskyresort.com

320 Guest Ranch Montana’s premier year-round guest ranch, featuring horseback riding, BBQ wagon rides, sleigh rides, hiking, fishing and family fun. 320 Steakhouse and Saloon, featuring cowboy cuisine. Accommodations ranging from deluxe one-bedroom cabins to large three-bedroom log homes. Open to the public year round. Complimentary dining/sleigh ride shuttle. 205 Buffalo Horn Creek (HWY 191) Big Sky, MT 59716 800.243.0320 or 406.995.4283 320ranch.com

Big Sky Resort Golf Course Big Sky’s Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole golf course offers long drives and scenic views. This par 72 course winds along the West Fork of the Gallatin River, where it’s as common to see a moose as it is an eagle. Groups welcome. Open to the public. Full service pro shop, women’s clinics, tournaments, driving range and the Bunker Bar and Grill. 50 Big Sky Resort Road Big Sky, MT 59716 406.995.5780 bigskyresort.com

Lone Mountain Ranch A historic winter and summer guest ranch only 18 miles from Yellowstone National Park. Voted #1 Cross Country Ski Resort, Lone Mountain offers 4 to 7 night’s all-inclusive luxury

Montana Whitewater Rafting and ZipLine Co. Get splashed with the family or experience the most technical rapids near Yellowstone Park on the Gallatin and Madison Rivers. Half-day, full-day and overnight raft trips, complimentary wetsuits. Fly across the Gallatin River on a

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ZIPLINE with 6 zips and 6 adventure sky-bridges. Package any activities, including fly fishing, river tubing and horseback riding for a full day of fun. The Zip ‘N Dip is a favorite for $99 (raft/zipline combo). 63960 Gallatin Rd Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730 800.799.4465 montanawhitewater.com yellowstonezip.com Geyser Whitewater Expeditions Yellowstone rafting, zipline tours and horseback riding at one location. Come join us for the ultimate Yellowstone experience. Adventures from mild to wild for families and groups of all ages. 45 minutes north of West Yellowstone on HWY 191 in Big Sky, MT 46651 Gallatin Road Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730 800.914.9031

SERVICES Karst Stage With an SUV, 15 shuttle vans, 5 minibuses and 18 deluxe motor coaches, Karst transports nearly 500,000 people a year safely to their destinations, in and out of the area. Karst is the only transportation provider with an office in the Bozeman airport, allowing them to take care of you from the time you touch down to the time you take off. 406.556.3500 karststage.com

BIG TIMBER/MCLEOD LODGING The Homestead Bed and Breakfast Choose between four quiet, elegant guest rooms in Big Timber’s largest historic home, within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Each room is air conditioned with private en suite bathroom. All rooms have TV, free Wi-Fi and luxurious bed and bath linens. Two rooms have spa-quality steam showers. Guests also enjoy relaxing in the music room, parlor, library or sitting room on the first floor. An acclaimed three-course hot breakfast is included. Open all year. No smoking. Cash, checks or credit cards


are accepted. 614 McLeod Street PO Box 466 Big Timber, MT 59011 406.932.3033 hmstdbb@mtintouch.net

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Super 8 of Big Timber The hotel offers rooms with comfortable new beds, flat panel TVs, free high speed internet, as well as a refrigerator and microwave in every room. Stay includes a free breakfast with fresh hot waffles and Simply Super cinnamon rolls. The hotel is pet friendly and has ample parking. 20A Big Timber Loop Big Timber, MT 59011 406.932.8888 Super8bigtimber.com

Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center Bozeman is an eclectic mix of ranchers, artists, professors, ski enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, drawn here by world-class recreation, rich culture, an easy pace of life and the energy of a university town. It’s where blue jeans meet blazers, down home meets downtown and Gore-Tex meets gourmet. The readers of Powder Magazine voted Bozeman as the

OUTFITTERS AND GUIDES Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters, Inc. Adventures above the rest. Horseback riding: pack trip or day ride; fly-fishing: river, lake or stream; photography: digital workshop or grizzly/ wolf safari; hunting: challenging big game or turkey, duck and goose. Whether you prefer your adventure in the wilderness or on private land, this outfit has you covered. Comfortable back-country camp located 8 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, great cooking, hot shower, experienced guides, very good horse and mule stock. Select private land venues. Join us for a great Montana experience. P.O. Box 318 Big Timber, MT 59011 406.579.3866 abroadventures.com Licensed Outfitter: Cameron Mayo #10925

SERVICES Sonny Todd Real Estate We offer a variety of listings in Montana, “The Best Last Place”, which include large working ranches, recreational retreats, executive homes, commercial and residential property and unimproved tracts of land, from one to several hundred acres. We are looking forward to offering you our assistance to find or market your special property in Montana, the land of snowcapped mountains, pristine wilderness areas, sparkling rivers and streams and golden wheat fields, all under “The Big Sky.” 301 W First Ave Big Timber, MT 59011 406.932.1031 or 866.932.1031 infor@sonnytoddrealestate.com www.sonnytoddrealestate.com

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number one ski town in the U.S. and, with Yellowstone National Park just a stone’s throw away, and a number of world-class trout fishing streams in an even closer proximity, you’ll find endless opportunities to carve out your own outdoor adventures. 2000 Commerce Way Bozeman, MT 59715 406.586.5421 bozemancvb.com

LODGING Royal 7 Budget Inn The Royal 7 is a very well kept classic motel with front door parking and walking distance to downtown Bozeman. Our large rooms include 42” HD TV with full cable including HBO, free internet, in-room coffee makers with a microwave and refrigerator and a healthy continental breakfast. 310 N 7th Ave Bozeman, MT 59715 800.587.3103 www.royal7inn.com Best Western GranTree Inn Just off I-90 experience true Montana hospitality at Bozeman’s premier full-service hotel. Enjoy great food and drinks in the Club Tavern and Grill or through room service. Relax in the indoor pool or hot tub, try your luck in the casino or get a workout. Of the 120 guest rooms, we have 23 suites to choose from. We offer meeting and banquet facilities for up to 400, and our complimentary business center, airport shuttle, guest laundry and convenience store are available 24 hours. Only moments to the University, Museum of the Rockies and historic

downtown. Yellowstone is a scenic 90-minute drive, nearby skiing is available at Bridger Bowl and Big Sky. Information and reservations at 800.624.5865 or 406.587.5261 1325 N. 7th Bozeman, MT 59715 grantreeinn.com Fairfield Inn We are the closest Marriott to Yellowstone National Park. Easy access from and to I-90. Rate includes complimentary hot breakfast. Three miles north of Montana State University and sixteen miles to Bridger Bowl Ski Resort. Explore Historic Downtown Bozeman while enjoying our restaurants and culture in Big Sky Country. 828 Wheat Drive Bozeman, MT 59715 406.587.2222 Lucky Dog Lodge Located on the West Gallatin River between Big Sky and Bozeman (10 min), the Lucky Dog is a fully furnished lodge capable of comfortably sleeping up to 15 people. Full kitchen, hot tub, internet and satellite TV. Fish out the back door or explore the Madison, Yellowstone or Missouri rivers all within an hour, and Yellowstone National Park is just an hour away. Guide service available. 2591 Magenta Road Bozeman, MT 59718 406.580.3223 Montanaluckydoglodge.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION Adventures Yellowstone, Inc. Yellowstone’s #1 Grizzly Bear, Wolf and Safari Company. Licensed by the National Park Service and the Forest Service. Family adventures including hiking, photography, fishing, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing and more, all year. Only licensed firms are allowed to guide you in Yellowstone. Tour Yellowstone on private expert-level safaris, Japanese speaking available too. Wildlife courses, workshops and complete packages available airport to airport. Step-on-guides, bus charters, hotels, western BBQs and many other services available. 406.585.9041 SeeGrizzly@aol.com national-park-tours.com

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SERVICE DIRECTORY Big Boys Toys We rent almost everything you need to enjoy the Montana outdoors. Float tubes, ATVs, snowmobiles, drift boats, outboard motor boats, river rafts, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, snowshoes, tents, camping stoves, bear spray, golf carts and baby gear. We offer a shuttle service between the take-out and put-in points on the famous Madison River. 8254 Huffine Lane Bozeman, MT 59715 406.587.4747 bigboystoysrentals.com Bohart Ranch Bohart Ranch offers 30km of groomed and tracked trails on private and Forest Service lands. Facilities include a Biathlon Range for year-round training and competition. Services include rentals, lessons, snacks and warming cabin. Trails are open in the summer for walking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding, Summer Biathlon and Frisbee Golf. Enjoy a bit of Old Montana in historic Bridger Canyon. Member Cross Country Ski Areas Association. 16621 Bridger Canyon Road Bozeman, MT 59715 406.586.9070 bohartranchxcski.com Bridger Bowl Ski Area Located only 20 minutes north of Bozeman on Hwy 86. This is a big mountain with 2,600’ vertical and 8 chair lifts, covering 2,000 acres with 3 day lodges. Bridger has installed 4 new chairs in the past 5 years. About 50% of the mountain is beginner and intermediate terrain, including a terrain park. Big bowls, steep glades and an expert-only, ridge-access lift sets this community ski area apart from all competitors. Additional services include a full service bar and grill, playcare, rental and retail, Snowsports Center and year-round reservation services offering the best value lift and lodging packages in the U.S., as low as $69/day/person ALL SEASON. 800.223.9609 or 406.586.1518 bridgerbowl.com Madison River Tubing Shuttle and Rentals Enjoy a relaxing summer day floating down a mellow and scenic section of the Madison River in an inner-tube. We provide tubes, floating

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coolers, optional PFDs and a shuttle from Bozeman or Four Corners, giving you a worryfree day of fun. Rental Only options available for River Tubes, Stand Up Paddle boards, and more. Montana Whitewater also offers whitewater raft trips, zipline adventure tours and guided fly fishing. 1110 W Main St Bozeman, MT 59715 406.209.8384 madisonrivertubing.com montanawhitewater.com Geyser Whitewater Expeditions Yellowstone rafting, zipline tours and horseback riding at one location. Come join us for the ultimate Yellowstone experience. Adventures from mild to wild for families and groups of all ages. 45 minutes north of West Yellowstone on HWY 191 in Big Sky, MT 46651 Gallatin Road Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730 800.914.9031

SERVICES Karst Stage With an SUV, 15 shuttle vans, 5 minibuses and 18 deluxe motor coaches, Karst transports nearly 500,000 people a year safely to their destinations, in and out of the area. Karst is the only transportation provider with an office in the Bozeman airport, allowing them to take care of you from the time you touch down to the time you take off. 406.556.3500 karststage.com

ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Gallatin Pioneer Museum To learn about Gallatin County’s heritage, visit the Pioneer Museum in Bozeman. The museum offers a unique glimpse into the area’s past, with a reconstructed log cabin, a model of old Fort Ellis, the Big Horn Gun and Native American artifacts. There’s also a photo archive, research library and bookstore. Admission is $5.00 children 12 and under are free 317 W Main Street Bozeman, MT 59715 406.522.8122 www.pioneermuseum.org

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COOKE CITY/COLTER PASS/ SILVER GATE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS CENTER Colter Pass, Cooke City, Silver Gate Chamber of Commerce Charming small towns for year-round outdoor fun. Year-round access via the NE entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Nestled in the heart of the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains, this area has plenty of room for hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, scenic drives, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Come find out about our rugged mountain heritage. PO Box 1071 Cooke City, MT 59020 406.838.2495 cookecitychamber.org

LODGING Elkhorn Lodge Located just 4 miles from the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park, we offer cozy cabins with kitchenettes and deluxe motel rooms. We also have an outdoor hot tub. All of our units have two beds, full bath, hair dryers, Direct TV, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and are non-smoking. In winter, snowmobile or cross-country ski from our door. In the summer, make us your basecamp for Yellowstone and the Beartooth Mountains. We are AAA approved and 2012 winner of certificate of excellence with TripAdvisor. 103 Main Street Cooke City, MT 59020 406.838.2332 elkhornlodgemt.com

OUTFITTERS AND GUIDES Beartooth Plateau Outfitters Full service horseback pack trips into Yellowstone Park backcountry and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness area. ORVIS fly fishing expeditions. Great fishing, big game hunts and spectacular scenery. ORVIS Fly Shop. 302 Main Street PO Box 1127 Cooke City, MT 59020 800.253.8485 or 406.445.2293 beartoothoutfitters.com


GARDINER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS CENTER Gardiner Chamber of Commerce Gardiner, Montana, where snowcapped mountains, lush green valleys, abundant wildlife, quaint storefronts and friendly locals are just the beginning of your adventure into the only yearround gateway to Yellowstone. Come explore and learn more about what this wonderful area, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, has to offer. 222 Park Street Gardiner, MT 59030 406.848.7971 gardinerchamber.com yellowstonenorthernrange.com

LODGING Yellowstone River Cabin 4 A year-round vacation rental located just outside Gardiner, Montana. This beautifully decorated, cozy cabin is located near the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park, on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Enjoy and explore a totally unique part of the world with family and friends while staying in a cozy cabin that is the perfect destination for you in south-central Montana. Wireless internet available. 3300 Graf St #32 Bozeman, Montana 59715 406.579.4622 info@yellowstonerivercabin4.com www.yellowstonerivercabin4.com Yellowstone Village Inn & Suites Very Clean and Comfortable, family owned suite hotel. Quiet location on the edge of Gardiner, 1 mile from North Gate, just across the river from Yellowstone. Indoor heated pool, basic continental breakfast, free WiFi, and more. Beautiful tile and woodworking throughout. No Smoking or Pets. 1102 Scott St W Gardiner, MT 59030 406.848.7417 info@yellowstoneinn.com

www.yellowstonevinn.com Riverside Cottages We are located on the Yellowstone River, directly across from the Roosevelt Archway (north entrance to Yellowstone National Park.) We offer cottages with full kitchens and efficiencies, like traditional motel rooms. We have rooms with private balconies overlooking the river. A large deck and hot tub overlooking the river. 521 Scott St W Gardiner, MT 59030 406.848.7719 www.riversidecottages.com Cowboy’s Lodge and Cabins Come stay in our lodge, just two blocks from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. We offer 4 separate units, from our studio for 2, to two-bedroom units and our large threebedroom unit. All with full kitchens, comfy beds and decorated in a western flair. Newly built log cabins. Pick from four of our two-bedroom cabins. Located 6 blocks from the north entrance in Gardiner. 208 Stone Street Gardiner, MT 59030 406.848.9178 cowboyslodge.com Yellowstone Suites B and B Yellowstone Suites Bed and Breakfast is a beautifully restored 1904 Victorian home bordering the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The perfect home base for exploring the Yellowstone region, the Inn features four guest rooms, a covered porch overlooking the landscaped cottage garden and a wraparound deck with a view of Electric Peak. Modern conveniences such as Wi-Fi and television in rooms. Located just three blocks from Roosevelt Arch. 506 S 4th Street Gardiner, MT 59030 406.848.7937 yellowstonesuites.com Comfort Inn-Yellowstone North The Comfort Inn-Yellowstone North is conveniently located on Highway 89, only one mile from the world famous Roosevelt Arch and the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The Comfort Inn is a log cabin-style hotel with 77 ample size rooms that are decorated with Montana made rustic log furniture and

our lobby showcases numerous wildlife mounts. Enjoy our in-house restaurant, The Antler Pub and Grill, for local micro-brews, an evening drink and a tasty burger or salad, with great views of Yellowstone Park and Gardiner. We also provide free hot breakfast buffet, a modern exercise room, a game/activity room, guest laundry. All guest rooms include coffee makers, hair dryers, 32� flat screen TVs, iron and board, A/C and are all non-smoking. Open Seasonal, April through October 107 Hellroaring St. PO Box 268 Gardiner, MT 59030 406.848.7536 gm.mt411@choicehotels.com

DINING Antler Pub and Grill The Antler Pub and Grill is conveniently located inside the Comfort Inn on Hwy 89 in Gardiner, Montana. It is located on the second floor, just inside the lobby, offering great views of Yellowstone Park and Gardiner. Open at 5:30 daily, we serve burgers, sandwiches, salads and offer Montana micro-brews and Montana liquors for your favorite cocktail to relax after your long day of touring. Open 5:30 Daily Seasonal: May thru Sept. 107 Hellroaring St. PO Box 268 Gardiner, MT 59030 406.848.7536

OUTFITTERS and GUIDES Yellowstone Wolf Tracker See and learn about gray wolves in the wild with our experienced wildlife biologists. Private guided safaris are offered year-round in northern Yellowstone. Additional options include hiking, photography, snowshoeing and bird watching. We often view grizzlies, moose, elk, bison, pronghorns, bighorns, mountain goats, black bears, coyotes, foxes, badgers and otters. 406.223.6634 guide@wolftracker.com wolftracker.com yellowstonereports.com

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SERVICE DIRECTORY Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters, Inc. Adventures above the rest. Horseback riding: pack trip or day ride; fly-fishing: river, lake or stream; photography: digital workshop or grizzly/ wolf safari; hunting: challenging big game or turkey, duck and goose. Whether you prefer your adventure in the wilderness or on private land, this outfit has you covered. Comfortable backcountry camp located 8 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, great cooking, hot shower, experienced guides, very good horse and mule stock. Select private land venues. Join us for a great Montana experience. P.O. Box 318 Big Timber, MT 59011 406.579.3866 Licensed Outfitter: Cameron Mayo #10925 aboadventures.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION Montana Whitewater Rafting and ZipLine Co. Enjoy family friendly rafting, with big splashy rapids on the Yellowstone River. Half-day and full-day raft trips offered just minutes from Yellowstone Park. Complimentary wetsuits. Soar down a mountainside on a ZipLine Tour with 7 zips and 3 aerial adventure elements. Two zips are 1200 ft. long. Package any activity, including horseback riding, for a full day of fun. The Zip ‘N Dip is a favorite for $99 (raft/zipline combo).Join us for a great Montana experience. 603 Scott St Gardiner, MT 59030 800.799.4465 montanawhitewater.com yellowstonezip.com

LIVINGSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS CENTER Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Discover Livingston. Our historic downtown is famous for its eclectic blend of one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, fine dining and 3 museums. Year-round outdoor recreation abounds in the Shields Valley north to the Crazy Mountains and

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the Paradise Valley south to Yellowstone Park. Friendly faces and extraordinary places await you in the heart of Yellowstone Country. 303 E Park Street Livingston, MT 59047 406.222.0850 livingston-chamber.com

LODGING Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Just 30 miles from Yellowstone National Park, we have spent over 80 years perfecting our rustic elegance on nearly 10,000 acres of beautiful rugged countryside in the heart of Montana’s Paradise Valley. We invite you to rejuvenate in one of our carefully restored one, two or threebedroom cabins. Whether it’s horseback riding in the high country, fly-fishing on our blue-ribbon waters, hiking through Yellowstone Country or relaxing in our outdoor heated pool, hot tub or sauna, we invite you to explore the vacation of a lifetime at our ranch. P.O. Box 1219 Emigrant, MT 59027 800.548.3392 or 406.333.4911 mountainsky.com The 63 Ranch Let “Montana’s Magic” happen while you visit The 63 Ranch. Comfortable and private cabins with bath/shower, tucked among the trees. Gather at “The Historic Lodge” for family style meals and ride horseback 6 days a week. Family fun for all ages. Located at the foot of the Absaroka Mountain Range, just 12 miles from town. Fishing available on 3 miles of private clear stream. PO Box 979 Livingston, MT 59047 888.395.5151 or 406.222.0570 sixtythree.com

ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Yellowstone Gateway Museum Come and discover the local history of Park County through exhibits illustrating early peoples of the area, including native cultures, the railroad industry’s role in westward expansion and Livingston as a historic gateway to Yellowstone National Park, all displayed in the original 1910 Historic North Side School. Open year round. 118 West Chinook Street Livingston, MT 59047 406.222.4184 livingstonmuseums.org

International Federation of Fly Fishers Visit the International Federation of Fly Fishers’ national Headquarters and Museum. The IFFF is a non-profit conservation and education organization that works to preserve fly fishing and its resources for all fish in all waters. Visit the museum and library to learn more about the history of the sport. Open MondayFriday, 9am-5pm. 5237 US Highway 89 South, Suite #11 Livingston, MT 59047 406.222.9369 fedflyfishers.org Yellow Bus Tour Discover Livingston. Take a tour of Livingston’s four historic districts in a vintage 1938 Yellowstone Bus. Hear about Calamity Jane and her favorite haunts. Learn about the early railroad days, Chinese tunnels and the Red Light District. Bus tours available at the Livingston Depot, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, each Thurs-Fri-Sat at 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Tour fee-donation/person. Yellow Bus also available for special occasions and private tours. For contact information, call the Chamber at: 406.222.0850 livingston-chamber.com

OUTFITTERS and GUIDES Safari Yellowstone #1 Safari Co. in Yellowstone. Explore Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park with the original Yellowstone Wildlife Safari Company. Naturalist and biologist guided half-day to 7-day guided safaris/wildlife/ photographic wolf/bear, sunrise/sunset, hiking/ walking-designed to educate and delight all ages and abilities. Natural and cultural history interpretations, bird watching, spectacular scenery. In winter, join us for snowcoach safaris, wildlife safaris, snowshoeing/crosscountry skiing equipment included. Private and customized safaris for any size group. No two safaris the same. For reservations or more information call: 800.SAFARIS (723.2747)


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OUTDOOR RECREATION Timber Trails Timber Trails is a small outdoor specialty store located at 309 W. Park St. in historic downtown Livingston. We provide gear, clothing, footwear and information, including maps, for explorers of Yellowstone National Park, the Bridger, Gallatin, Crazy and Absaroka-Beartooth Mountain Ranges. 309 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047 406.222.9550 www.timbertrailsmontana.com

SERVICES The Office Lounge and Liquor Store The Office Lounge and Liquor Store in Livingston has free Wi-Fi, customer computer, copier and fax machine. Oh yes, it is also a bar, featuring premium well liquors, great liquor selection, 11 big screen TVs with sport packages, machines, darts, pool and Jukebox. If you have some office work to get done, sports you want to watch, a premium drink, game entertainment or packaged liquor, head on down to the Office Lounge and Liquor Store. 128 S Main Livingston, MT 59047 406.222.7480 officeloungeandliquor.com

PARADISE VALLEY/ EMIGRANT/PRAY LODGING Chico Hot Springs A year-round destination resort, located 30 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, in the heart of beautify Paradise Valley. Lodging, fine dining, saloon, gift shop, day spa and convention facilities, as well as hot springs pool, hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, rafting, dog sledding and cross-country skiing. 163 Chico Road Pray, MT 59065 406.333.4933

chicohotsprings.com Living the Dream-Vacationing in the MT Rockies Home away from home, 2 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 6, washer and dryer, well-stocked kitchen. Three miles from Chico Hot Springs Resort: hot spring mineral pools, gourmet restaurant. Located in breathtaking Paradise Valley, 30 minutes north of Yellowstone’s north entrance at Mammoth Hot Springs. We are one quarter mile from the Yellowstone River: fishing, rafting. Great horseback riding and lodging for hunters. 9A Avalon Court Emigrant, MT 59027 301.593.4186 vrbo.com/77806

OUTFITTERS AND GUIDES Paradise Adventure Company Paradise Adventure Company provides family friendly whitewater rafting and beautiful scenic floats on the Yellowstone River and horseback riding in Big Sky Country. Located in Gardiner, Montana, the north entrance to Yellowstone Park, and at Chico Hot Springs Resort, just south of Livingston. Open mid-May through September. Reservations accepted year-round. 228 W Park Street Gardiner, MT 59030 888.722.6505 or 406.333.7183 paradiserafting.com

RED LODGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS CENTER Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center The best of today and yesterday come together in Red Lodge. At the base of the Beartooth Mountains, this charming town offers restaurants, galleries and shops. Stop at the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, the Museum or the famous Golf Course. Hike for scenery or frisky trout. Drive the Beartooth All-American Road, your gateway to Yellowstone Park. Winter brings snowboarding, downhill and crosscountry skiing and quaint main street for your

après-ski toddy. Our Visitor Center is located at the north end of town, at the junction of Hwy 212 and Hwy 78. 701 N Broadway Ave, PO Box 988 Red Lodge, MT 59068 406.446.1718 or 888.281.0625 redlodgechamber@qwestoffice.net www.facebook/redlodgechamber

LODGING AAA Red Lodge Rentals Specializing in cabins on the creek, log homes, luxury condos and more, let AAA Red Lodge Rentals host you in Red Lodge, Montana. We have a lot to offer…7 nights for the price of 6 on all our vacation rentals; personalized customer service provided by our excellent staff. PO Box 1725 Red Lodge, MT 59068 406.425.2125 info@aaaredlodgerentals.com Chateau Rouge Lodge The Chateau Rouge Lodge consists of 16 two-floor, two-bedroom units and 8 single-floor, studio rooms. All units have kitchens. The twobedroom units have fireplaces in the living room and sleep up to 6. An indoor heated pool and hot tub spa offer soothing relaxation. A spacious lounge with a large natural stone fireplace is available for guests’ use, as well as BBQ frills for outdoor cooking. 1505 S Broadway Red Lodge, MT 59068 800.926.1601 or 406.446.1601 chateaurouge.com Red Lodge Reservations Your one stop destination for vacation rentals in Red Lodge. Red Lodge Reservations offers rustic mountain cabins, creek-side retreats, luxury golf course townhomes and more. Our fully-furnished and equipped vacation rentals feature everything from mountain settings to downtown historic charm, hot tubs, pool tables and fireplaces. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will book your next family vacation, private retreat, wedding party or ski package. Call or visit us online for specials and package deals. 6 South Broadway Red Lodge, MT 59068 877.733.5634

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SERVICE DIRECTORY redlodgereservations.com Rock Creek Resort Rock Creek Resort is tucked in a beautiful canyon of the Beartooth mountains, nestled right on Rock Creek. Located just 5 miles south of Red Lodge, it is the perfect place for an escape. After a day of endless activities, settle in for exceptional dining at our historic Old Piney Dell Restaurant and Bar. When you turn out the lights, the rustling creek will lull you to sleep. The facilities are also ideal for weddings, meetings and banquets. Amenities include: indoor pool, hot tub and sauna. Join us and experience our genuine western hospitality. 6380 South Highway 212 Red Lodge, MT 59068 800.667.1119 or 406.237.9851

ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Carbon County Historical Society and Museum The Carbon County Museum is located in the 1909 historic Labor Temple and is home to the Greenough and Linderman rodeo collections, Liver Eatin’ Johnston information, Waples gun collection, an interactive coal and hard rock mine exhibit, Carbon County archives and more. Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day, 7 days per week; Off Season, Thursday-Friday. 224 Broadway Ave North Red Lodge, MT 59068 406.446.3667 The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary Formerly known as the Beartooth Nature Center, The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is Montana’s only wildlife rescue open to the public, yearround. We are home to over 70 rescued wild animals from the Yellowstone ecosystem, including black bears, wolves, mountain lions, elk, deer, bison and dozens more. Come visit us in beautiful Red Lodge. 115 S Broadway Red Lodge, MT 59068 406.446.1133 Yellowstonewildlifesanctuary.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION Red Lodge Mountain Red Lodge Mountain is Montana skiing, pure and simple. Located just 6 miles from

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the historic town of Red Lodge, Red Lodge Mountain is well known for its friendly, smalltown personality and its no-attitude approach to skiing. With 71 runs spread across 2 mountains, we’ve got a variety of terrain sure to please any skier, including steeps, glades, chutes, groomers and gentle cruisers. Throw in our rental shop, retail store and numerous dining options and you’ve got everything you need for an authentic ski experience in Montana’s Rocky Mountains. 305 Ski Run Rd Red Lodge, MT 59068 406.446.2610 rlm@RedLodgeMountain.com

SERVICES H Bar S Real Estate and Property Management H Bar S Real Estate has offered friendly, knowledgeable and professional real estate services since 1996. Everyone has their own personal version of paradise. We’re confident we can help you find yours. Visit us on the web: PO Box 13 Red Lodge, MT 59068 800.596.2449 or 406.446.3535 Fax 406.446.3444 hbars.com

THREE FORKS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS CENTER Three Forks Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center A historical former railroad town located where the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers join to form the headwaters of the Missouri River. Our central proximity to many popular Montana designations provide visitors with easy access to all the amenities. With all-season entertainment and world class fishing, Three Forks is Montana’s Favorite Small Town. 110 N Main (Seasonal), PO Box 1103 Three Forks, MT 59752 406.285.4753

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WEST YELLOWSTONE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS CENTER West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce Your perfect Yellowstone vacation destination. The West entrance to Yellowstone Park with lodging, activities, restaurants, shopping, attractions. Open year-round. 30 Yellowstone Ave West Yellowstone, MT 59758 406.646.7701 director@destinationyellowstone.com

LODGING Alpine Motel AAA rated, very clean and quiet. Complimentary hot beverages are available in the lobby. All rooms are nonsmoking and no pets, with air conditioning, HDTVs on DirecTV, high speed wireless internet, fridges and hair dryers. In addition to our ground level rooms, we have two deluxe upstairs rooms; a large kitchen unit that sleeps six and our two-room suite that sleeps four. We also have a barbeque and picnic area and are located only 2 blocks from Yellowstone Park, in the center of downtown, a minute’s walk to shopping, dining and entertainment. Make us your base camp for Yellowstone adventures. 120 Madison Ave PO Box 130 West Yellowstone, MT 59758 406.646.7544 wyalpinemotel@earthlink.net alpinemotelwestyellowstone.com Days Inn of West Yellowstone Located just 4 blocks from the west gate of Yellowstone National Park. Perfect location to base camp your next adventure for summer or winter. Each room has in-room coffee, microwave and refrigerator. Adults and children will love the indoor pool with a 100-foot water slide and 2 hot tubs to soak in. Winter activities include snowmobile and snowcoach adventure packages. 301 Madison Ave West Yellowstone, MT 59758 800.548.9551


allyellowstone.com Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone Located in the heart of West Yellowstone, our new 50-cabin property provides a unique vacation experience by combining cabineering, generational travel and dog-friendly travel. Enjoy stylish décor, upscale linen and your own private cabin. The kitchenettes allow for light cooking to enjoy a simple meal. Open yearround. 201 Grizzly Avenue West Yellowstone, MT 59758 406.646.7075 or 877.290.8020 www.ExplorerCabinsAtYellowstone.com Yellowstone Park Hotel This boutique-style hotel proudly features amenities such as an indoor heated pool, hot tub, dry sauna, limited continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Our 66 well-appointed guest rooms and suites feature upgraded linens, bathrobes, mini-refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers and 36-inch flat-screen TVs. Open in the warm season. 200 Grizzly Avenue West Yellowstone, MT 59758 406.646.0255 or 877.290.8020 www.YellowstoneParkHotel.com Gray Wolf Inn and Suites Located just blocks from Yellowstone National Park’s west entrance, we are a modern, amenity-rich “base camp” from which to explore Yellowstone National Park. Amenities include a free, limited continental breakfast, underground parking, suites, indoor pool, hot tub, in-room microwaves, mini fridges, coffee makers and free Wi-Fi. Open year-round. 250 South Canyon Street West Yellowstone, MT 59758 406.646.0000 or 877.290.8020 www.GrayWolfInnAndSuites.com Holiday Inn West Yellowstone This hotel is the premier destination for Yellowstone family vacations, memorable meetings, conventions, weddings and corporate retreats. Amenities include recently renovated rooms and suites, indoor pool, hot tub, in-room microwaves, mini fridges and free Wi-Fi. Our full service restaurant offers Montana cuisine and a

full bar. Open year-round. 315 Yellowstone Avenue West Yellowstone, MT 59758 406.646.7365 or 877.290.8020 www.Visityellowstonepark.com Lazy G Motel We are located on the west end of West Yellowstone, in a quiet area. Only 8 blocks from Yellowstone Park entrance. Clean rooms, some with kitchenettes. All rooms are nonsmoking and no pets. Please come stay with us. 123 Hayden St PO Box 218 West Yellowstone, MT 59758 406.646.7586 lazyg@lazygmotel.com Kirkwood Resort and Marina A relaxing base on the north shore of Hebgen Lake with sleeper and kitchen cabins, RV park with full hook-ups, laundry facilities and showers, tenting, fishing and pontoon boat rentals, dock rental and marina fuel, plus convenience store and our summertime Roadhouse Grill. Open year-round for great ice fishing and snowmobiling. 11505 Hebgen Lake Road West Yellowstone, MT 59758 406.646.7200 info@kirkwoodresort.com City Center Motel Best rates, large family rooms, in room coffee, free Wi-Fi, 3 blocks from Park gate, large meeting room with deluxe kitchen, hot tub, bigscreen TV. Located in the center of town, easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants and lounge. Three generations of Yellowstone hospitality. VISA, MC, DSC, AMEX. 215 Madison Avenue West Yellowstone, MT 59758 800.742.0665 or 406.646.7337 yellowstonevacations.com Pony Express Motel Enjoy the charm of the Old West. Most of our rooms have real knotty pine décor. Look out your room into Yellowstone National Park, we’re right across the street. A favorite of long-time Yellowstone visitors. PO Box 978 West Yellowstone, MT 59758 800.217.4613 or 406.646.9411 yellowstonevacations.com

Brandin Iron Inn Located 2 blocks from the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Upscale accommodations with a deluxe hot breakfast, in-room coffee, fridge, Wi-Fi and guest laundry facilities for your convenience. New deluxe bedding packages. Soak in our hot tubs or enjoy the city park across the street. Shopping and dining within walking distance. Three generations of Yellowstone hospitality. Ask about our convenient, value packed winter/summer packages. 201 Canyon Street West Yellowstone, MT 59758 800.217.4613 or 406.646.9411 brandiniron.com SeeYellowstone.com SeeYellowstone.com is your one stop for Yellowstone vacations. Choice of lodge or motel, just 2 blocks from the west gate of Yellowstone. Guest Ranch Lodging just 10 minutes outside town. Summer interpretive tours of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Specialist photography, hiking and private tours available. One call does it all. PO Box 410 West Yellowstone, MT 59758 800.221.1151 mpearce@SeeYellowstone.com

DINING Branch Restaurant and Bar Inspired by the natural beauty of Yellowstone, the Branch Restaurant celebrates “Open Range Cuisine” where beef, game and vegetarian dishes are infused with local flavor and enjoyed with a selection of regional microbrews and handcrafted premium cocktails. The restaurant proudly uses local and sustainable cuisine. Open year-round. 315 Yellowstone Avenue West Yellowstone, MT 59758 406.646.7365 or 877.290.8020 www.Visityellowstonepark.com

ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center See LIVE grizzlies and wolves at this AZA credited, Not-for-Profit Wildlife Park and

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SERVICE DIRECTORY Education Facility. Activities include: Keeper Kid’s (hide bear food), Bird-of-Prey demonstrations, view two separate wolf packs from the Naturalist Cabin, Wolf Enrichment, Safety in Bear Country Programs, Yellowstone Ranger Talks, a WorldClass Bear Exhibit and intriguing films. Open 365 days (GEDC bears DO NOT hibernate.) Admission good for two consecutive days. One block from Yellowstone National Park. 201 S Canyon St, Box 996 West Yellowstone, MT 59758 800.257.2570 or 406.646.7001 info@grizzlydiscoveryctr.com grizzlydiscoveryctr.org

OUTFITTERS and GUIDES Buffalo Bus Touring Company Experience Yellowstone with the area’s most knowledgeable guides in our luxury tour coaches. Three generations of Yellowstone hospitality. Daily tours of Yellowstone with a free pickup at local motels and campgrounds. Call on private tours, charters or custom tours and snowcoach tours. 415 Yellowstone Avenue West Yellowstone, MT 59758 800.426.7669 or 406.646.9564 yellowstonevacations.com Rendezvous Snowmobile Rentals, Inc. Yellowstone tours, snowmobile/snowcoach/ lodging packages. Three generations of Yellowstone hospitality. Featuring new Polaris and Arctic Cat machines every year with heated handlebars, tall windshields, adult and kids clothing, group rates, lodging, 30 years in West Yellowstone. Just 5 blocks from Park Gate and across the street from 300 miles of Forest Service trails. Best rates in the area. Call for free information package. AMEX, VISA, MC, DSC. 415 Yellowstone Avenue West Yellowstone, MT 59758 800.426.7669 or 406.646.9564 yellowstonevacations.com Snowcoach Yellowstone Snowcoach Yellowstone has one goal: to provide the best possible Yellowstone winter experience for you and your family. To reach our goal, we have become the leader in providing upper-end luxury and other unique coaches to

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ensure the best experience. Our diversified fleet ranges from our leather-trimmed Suburbans, to our luxurious 33-passenger Krystal Snow Yacht. All of this advanced technology, paired with our professional interpretive adventure guides, makes it possible for us to create a Yellowstone memory to last a lifetime. Start your adventure today. 800.426.7669 or 406.646.9564 yellowstonevacations.com Days Inn of West Yellowstone Base camp your next winter adventure with Days Inn. Tour Yellowstone Park with a guided snowcoach or snowmobile trip or have your own adventure riding snowmobiles on the surrounding national forest with over 300 miles of mapped and groomed trails. Featuring Polaris and Arctic Cat snowmobiles, with heated handle bar warmers, it’s the only way to ride. Call for a free quote on snowmobile/snowcoach/ room/clothing package adventures. 301 Madison Ave West Yellowstone, MT 59758 800.548.9551 allyellowstone.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION Montana Whitewater Rafting and ZipLine Co. Montana Whitewater can fulfill all your adventure needs. Travel north and hit up the Gallatin and Madison Rivers where you can raft technical, class I-IV rapids, learn to fly fish and enjoy a river tubing trip. Or drive through YNP to Gardiner for some family-friendly splashes on the Yellowstone River. Both locations also offer ZipLine Adventure Tours and horseback riding. Package any of our activities for a full day of fun. The Zip ‘N Dip is a favorite (raft/zipline combo). 63960 Gallatin Rd and 603 Scott St, Gardiner 800.799.4465 montanawhitewater.com yellowstonezip.com Yellowstone Aerial Adventures Fly through the air and challenge the 50’ tall “Aerial Ropes Course and Zipline Adventure Park.” An awesome family adventure for all, ages 4 and up. Open 10 a.m. - 10p.m, daily. June-Sept. Food and snacks available. Military, Senior and AAA Discount.

46651 Gallatin Rd Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730 406.995.4989 Fax: 406.995.3249 yellowstoneaerialadventures@gmail.com www.yellowstoneparkzipline.com Days Inn of West Yellowstone Base camp your next winter adventure with Days Inn. Tour Yellowstone with a guided snowcoach or snowmobile trip or have your own adventure riding snowmobiles on the surrounding national forest with over 300 miles of mapped and groomed trails. Featuring Polaris and Arctic Cat snowmobiles, with heated handle bar warmers, it’s the only way to ride. Call for a free quote on snowmobile/ snowcoach/room/clothing package adventures. 301 Madison Ave West Yellowstone, MT 59758 800.548.9551 allyellowstone.com

SERVICES Yellowstone Vacations The area’s favorite vacation planning and central reservations superstore. Familyowned with three generations of Yellowstone hospitality. Our core services are company owned (lodging, luxury snowcoach tours, snowmobile rentals, park tours, car rentals, RV Park), assuring you of worry-free quality and continuity. You can’t beat our knowledge of the area. Let us help create your vacation itinerary. 800.426.7669 or 406.646.9564 yellowstonevacations.com

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK LODGING Yellowstone National Park Lodges As an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service, we provide the only in-park accommodations in Yellowstone. We also offer a range of restaurants and dining options, tours and activities and engaging gift shops. Summer season is May through mid-October. Winter season is late December through early March. 866.439.7375


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Trail Guides Yellowstone Satisfy your wanderlust with a multi-day backpacking adventure or interpretive day hike in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Our knowledgeable guides will take you on an unforgettable journey through one of the last truly wild places in the Lower 48. Custom and packaged trips are available throughout the year. 611 N. Wallace, Suite 2a Bozeman, MT 59715 406.595.1823 brian@trailguidesyellowstone.com www.trailguidesyellowstone.com www.facebook.com/trailguides

Yellowstone Association Institute Let us introduce you to the wildest classroom on Earth. The non-profit Yellowstone Association Institute offers one- to multi-day field courses that provide an inside look at Yellowstone National Park. Discover the wildlife of Yellowstone with our naturalist guides: one-day private tours help you see and understand Yellowstone’s spectacular wildlife. PO Box 117 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 406.848.2400 yellowstoneassociation.org

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