Spring is a time of growth and rejuvenation around West Yellowstone, Montana. Take advantage of its breathtaking experiences by day and small-town hospitality by night.
If outdoor adventure is your thing, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to cross country ski in the morning and cycle into Yellowstone National Park in the afternoon. Cool mornings keep the snow packed for hours of enjoyment. Later, take advantage of the blue bird days to visit the Park before vehicles are allowed later in April.
Wildlife viewing is at its best in the spring, as animals awaken from winter slumber and venture out for fresh food or areas to have their babies. West Yellowstone suggests a scenic drive north around Hebgen lake, where bison, big horn sheep, eagles, osprey and moose are often spotted.
Speaking of baby animals, and animals in general, be sure to stop by the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center to see the new wolf packs, bear cubs and the recently opened Riparian Exhibit with river otters and native fish. This is also a great rainy-day activity.
Yellowstone Park opens to public vehicles on April 17. Community members will greet those first in line with free muffins. April 18 is a National Park FEE FREE Day, so come visit for free.
The Museum of the Yellowstone opens on May 9, and the Earthquake Lake Visitor Center opens Memorial Day Weekend.
The Yellowstone Airport, just a mile north of town allows guests to fly directly to West Yellowstone via Salt Lake City on Delta serviced by Skywest airlines. Use airport code WYS when booking. Rental cars are available as well.
Find more information at destinationyellowstone.com/spring-in-west-yellowstone.