Nature’s Favorite Getaway Gardiner, Montana

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Who’s open and who’s closed? Check out the up-to-date Gardiner Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory and the official 2022 - 2023 Gardiner, MT Travel Guide for more information and trip inspiration!

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Are Gardiner Businesses Open?

Yes! The hardworking, family-operated businesses in Gardiner are open and welcome your businesses! If you’re looking to escape and experience Montana at its best peaceful, connected to nature, and full of authentic western experiences – Gardiner is the right place. With endless rafting, horseback riding, biking, hiking, fishing, and camping opportunities it is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. For those wishing to unwind, you can soak in our local hot springs, grab a bite from a vast range of friendly family-owned dining establishments, browse for t-shirts and outdoor gear, photography and art, Made-in-Montana souvenirs, and more in our locally owned and operated shops, or even get a massage to truly put your mind at ease!

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How do I get to Gardiner, MT?

Currently, you can get to Gardiner via Interstate 90 taking exit 333 then traveling south on US HWY 89 for approximately 50 miles.

frequently asked questions

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  • How can I support locally during this time if I am unable to come to Gardiner?

    There are a variety of ways you can support our small family business and residents during this time:
    • Shop your favorite small business online or give them a call to purchase.
    • Order meals online or over the phone even if you can’t pick it up.
    • Book a stay even if you can’t vacation.
    • Book an activity even if you can’t play.
    • Donate to the Yellowstone Community Fund.
      • The Yellowstone Community Fund is a volunteer-led and registered 501(c)3 in Gardiner, MT. Your donations will go directly to the aid of residents and businesses impacted by the devastating flooding of the Gardner and Yellowstone Rivers, which occurred on June 13, 2022. Your donation provides immediate funding for food, temporary housing, recovering personal losses, and much more. By keeping donation dollars in the community, you have maximized your gift. Your gift helps keep Gardiner
  • When will the North Entrance fully reopen to Yellowstone National Park?

    When will the North Entrance fully reopen to Yellowstone National Park?

    The short-term reconnection of the North Entrance Road (Mammoth Hot Springs to the North Entrance in Gardiner, MT) is expected to be passable for regular traffic by October 15, 2022. VisitGardinerMT.com will be updated as more information is released from the Yellowstone National Park Service. A temporary and extremely limited access road (Old Gardiner Road) between the North Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs is currently an active construction zone and being converted to two lanes before winter. At this time:
    • ONLY approved personnel and limited commercial use authorization holders are allowed on the road.
    • Visitors may access the park through the North Entrance through approved guiding and outfitting services.
    • The park is working diligently to ensure this single-lane dirt road will be a two-lane, paved and safe-to-travel-on road before winter, allowing some limited and managed visitor traffic.
    You can find more information on Yellowstone National Park Recovery Efforts by visiting: YNP Flood Recovery and Operations.
  • What is the status of the road construction from the North Entrance to Mammoth Hot Springs?

    A temporary and extremely limited access road (Old Gardiner Road) between the North Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs is currently an active construction zone and currently being converted to a two lane paved road, that is expected to open to regular visitor trafic by October 15th. You can find more information on Yellowstone National Park Recovery Efforts by visiting: YNP Flood Recovery and Operations. At this time:
    • ONLY approved personnel and limited commercial use authorization holders (Yellowstone National Park Guides providing tours) are allowed on the road.
    • Normal visitor vehicular traffic, bicycles, pedestrians and horses are not allowed.
    • Visitors may access the park through the North Entrance through approved guiding and outfitting services.
    • The park is working diligently to ensure this single-lane dirt road will be a two-lane, paved and safe-to-travel-on road before winter.
    • You can find more information on booking a Yellowstone National Park tour with an approved guide by visiting our Blog: Access Yellowstone from Gardiner with a Guide!
  • Can I go into Yellowstone National Park from Gardiner?

    Yes! Currently, you can access 93% of all paved Yellowstone roadways from Gardiner with an approved licensed Yellowstone National Park guide. You can find more information by visiting our Blog: Access Yellowstone from Gardiner with a Guide! You can also access YNP from the North Entrance on foot and bike, see next question.
  • Can I walk or bike into Yellowstone from Gardiner? If so, how far?

    Yes! You are able to access Yellowstone on foot up to areas not identified as closed, which is about one mile. Any visitors accessing these areas should understand dangers and risks of travel within these corridors.
    • Visitors can access the park on bicycles:
      • From the North Entrance, bicyclists can travel 1 mile to the Rescue Creek Trailhead.
      • From the Northeast Entrance, bicyclists can travel 2 miles to the Warm Creek Trailhead.
  • What is the status of Yellowstone National Park relating to the flooding event?

    Currently, 93% of all roads and 94% of Yellowstone’s backcountry is currently open to the public. To find out more about all flood recovery and operations visit NPS. The reconnection of the North Entrance Road (Mammoth Hot Springs to the North Entrance in Gardiner, MT) is expected to be passable for regular traffic by October 15, 2022. VisitGardinerMT.com will be updated as more information is released from the Yellowstone National Park Service.
  • Do I need a pass to walk or bike into the park from Gardiner?

    Currently, the National Park Service is not requiring those walking or biking into Yellowstone from the North Entrance to purchase a pass. This could change at any time. The entrance stations of West Yellowstone (West), Jackson Hole (South), and Cody (East) will require a pass.
  • Where should I stay, play, and eat?

    For the lasted updates on what businesses are opened and closed, please visit our tourism directory and download our latest Chamber Member Business Directory. We recommend contacting businesses directly for details on hours, menus, availability, etc. as the Gardiner community is continually evolving due to the economic impacts related to the flooding event on June 13, 2022.
  • Where can I purchase an entrance pass to Yellowstone National Park?

    The Gardiner Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center (216 Park St. W. Gardiner, MT 59030) sells Interagency (America the Beautiful) Passes which permits entrance into any national park. You can also purchase entrance passes at Yellowstone Forever in Gardiner, at any Yellowstone entrance station, or by going online to www.nps.gov/yell
  • Can I bring my RV or camp in Gardiner?

    Yes! Gardiner is home to multiple RV Parks and all campgrounds in the Custer Gallatin National Forest Gardiner Ranger District are open. You can learn more on dispersed camping by downloading the Custer Gallatin Dispersed Camping Gardiner District Guide. You can find more information on camping in Gardiner, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and Yellowstone National Park by visiting our camping section.
  • Approximately how long is the drive to ____ from Gardiner, MT (times/miles reflect travel not going through the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park (YNP)):

    • YNP North East Entrance: Cooke City, MT – 275 miles, 4 hrs 40 mins
    • YNP West Entrance: West Yellowstone, MT – 166 miles, 3 hrs 5 mins
    • YNP South Entrance: Jackson, WY – 305 miles, 5 hrs 30 mins
    • YNP East Entrance: Cody, WY – 232 miles, 3 hrs 45 mins
    • Grand Teton National Park – 241 miles, 4 hrs 55 mins
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