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Things to do in Gardiner

  • Wildlife Watching

    Yellowstone’s Northern Range, Gardiner to Cooke City, features some of the best wildlife viewing in the lower 48 states. Options…

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    Wildlife Watching
  • Scenic Drives

    Scenic drives are easy to find around Gardiner. Whether you're looking for an after-dinner jaunt or a full-day excursion, you'll…

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    Scenic Drives

Getaway Packages

  • Summer Special: Save on Lodging when Booking a Wolf Tracker Tour

    Save 15% on three nights lodging at the Yellowstone Basin Inn when you book a Yellowstone Wolf Tracker tour! Call the Yellowstone…

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    Summer Special: Save on Lodging when Booking a Wolf Tracker Tour

Gardiner MT - Nature's Favorite Entrance to Yellowstone National Park!

Gardiner is located in the heart of Yellowstone's Northern Range, at the junction of the Gardner and Yellowstone Rivers. We are surrounded by the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness to the east, the Gallatin Wilderness to the north and west, and the world's first and most famous national park, Yellowstone National Park, to the south. This area is home to the most diverse herds of large wildlife species in the lower 48 states including bison, bighorn sheep, elk, pronghorn, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, and deer.

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  • Autumn is Calling: The Yellowstone Elk Rut
    Aug 14, 2018
    Every autumn the high-pitched “errrr-EEEEEEEEEEE-rrrrr” of elk bugles fill the air around northern Yellowstone National Park and southern Montana. This marks the start of the elk “rut” – or mating season – where bulls challenge…

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