About Gardiner Montana

About Gardiner Montana

Gardiner, the northern gateway to Yellowstone National Park, is in the heart of Yellowstone's Northern Range, where the Gardner flows into the Yellowstone River. Founded in 1880, the town is 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 collections of large wildlife species in the lower 48 states including bison, bighorn sheep, elk, pronghorn, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, and deer.

Gardiner is a full-service town -- without any big box stores. Our merchants pride themselves on providing everything you need for an enjoyable stay. To find out more, check out member listings.

  • Groceries
  • Gifts
  • Outdoor equipment sales and rentals
  • Auto and RV repairs, auto glass, welding
  • Pharmacy
  • Books
  • A variety of lodging accommodations
  • Great restaurants
  • Outdoor adventure guides and services for fishing, horseback riding, backpacking, whitewater rafting, llama pack trips, zipline, or hunting.

Gardiner offers year-round access into Yellowstone’s Northern Range by personal vehicle. The road from Gardiner to Mammoth Hot Springs and out through the Lamar Valley to Silver Gate/Cooke City/Colter Pass, Montana is open all year-round!

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