There's a colorful addition to West Yellowstone this summer! Take a tour of the town’s “new” recycle and trash containers, located at various corners and trailheads throughout downtown, wrapped with artwork from our local artists, kindergarten to adults! The wraps depict various Earth Day themes, all contributions made from West Yellowstone’s students as well as photographs and artwork from our local artists.
"The sounds were soft but defining: the steady crunching of fine black pumice crushed beneath bike tires, the patter of rain pelting helmet and jacket, labored breaths exhaled in plumes, and the drumming of a rapid pulse as blood rushed through my carotid artery.
Join a ranger for a program highlighting a fascinating aspect of Yellowstone's natural, cultural, or scenic wonders. Program descriptions will be posted in the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center and at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Talks are aproximately 45 minutes, free and open to the public. (There is a fee to visit the rest of the Discovery Center). Programs are Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.
"Three women, three days and unknown options awaited us as we unlocked the door to our rental cabin in January. The previous week’s temperatures had plummeted to minus 39 degrees, so the minus 5 that greeted us seemed downright balmy as we unloaded our rigs.
This website contains lots of information on the latest snow conditions, trail reports, and trails. If you click on this link, it will take you to the "Play" section. Scroll down to "skiing," "snowmobiling," or "Yellowstone guided tours (winter)" for complete information on conditions. You will also find links to expanded trail descriptions and maps.
Winter visitors to the wintry wonderland of Yellowstone National Park have two options. The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner,Montana, to the Northeast Entrance at Cooke City,Montana, is open all year to automobile traffic although snow tires are usually required between Mammoth and the northeast Silver Gate entrance.
Snowshoeing offers a unique way to see Yellowstone in winter.
Discover Yellowstone's fascinating winter ecology while wearing snowshoes. Join a Yellowstone Ranger for a two-mile snowshoe walk into Yellowstone National Park along the Riverside Trail. Meet at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center. Bring snowshoes, snack and water. Program is free and is 2 to 3 hours. No experience necessary. Saturday & Sunday 10:00am.
"Just because you’re a city cyclist doesn’t mean you have to wait for enough snow to pile up in at home in order to cross-country ski or snowshoe.
Whispers of the Drowned in Yellowstone Lake? A strange phenomenon takes place in the high country above Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park. Travelers in the area hear a disturbing whining noise that is said to last up to thirty seconds. The Yellowstone Whispers are heard most often between the hours of dawn and ten a.m., usually when few people are around.