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Getting to Gardiner

By Car

Gardiner, the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, is easily accessible by automobile. From the north, take U.S. Highway 89 from Livingston, Montana. Follow the beautiful Paradise Valley along the Yellowstone River and you’ll come to Gardiner Montana, home to the historic Roosevelt Arch; where elk, bison, bighorn sheep, antelope, bear and dozens of other wildlife species roam in and out of Yellowstone National Park. Since 1880, family owned lodging, restaurants and shops have been welcoming wildlife and visitors alike.

To enter Gardiner from the south, or Yellowstone National Park, come through Yellowstone to Mammoth Hot Springs head down the hill 5 miles to Roosevelt Arch as you cross under the Arch- you are now in Gardiner Montana!

Driving Distances to Gardiner

  • Billings, MT 167 miles
  • Bozeman, MT 78 miles
  • Butte, MT 159 miles
  • Casper, WY 447 miles
  • Denver, CO 727 miles
  • Great Falls, MT 225 miles
  • Idaho Falls, ID 239 miles
  • Jackson Hole, WY 165 miles
  • Los Angeles, CA 1100 miles
  • Las Vegas, NV 795 miles
  • Livingston, MT 53 miles
  • Minneapolis, MN 1008 miles
  • Missoula, MT 280 miles
  • Portland, OR 843 miles
  • Rapid City, SD 541 miles
  • Salt Lake City, UT 453 miles
  • Seattle, WA 759 miles
  • Spokane, WA 477 miles

By Air

Gardiner has a small, non-commercial airport. You can take a commercial flight to one of these airports and finish the trip by car or shuttle.

  • Bozeman Yellowstone International 83 miles
  • Logan International in Billings 167 miles
  • Jackson Hole Airport in Jackson, WY 165 miles

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Local Info

The North Entrance road to Mammoth, Tower Junction, and the Northeast Entrance remains open to wheeled vehicles year-round. All other Park roads are closed to car traffic during winter so you need to book a snowcoach tour through Yellowstone National Parks and Lodges if you would also like to explore the interior of the Park

Distance to Yellowstone Locations

  • Canyon Village 38 miles
  • Cooke City, MT 56 miles
  • Grant Village 73 miles
  • Mammoth Hot Springs 5 miles
  • Norris Geyser Basin 26 miles
  • North Entrance Gate 0 miles
  • Old Faithful 56 miles
  • Tower Falls 25 miles
  • West Yellowstone, MT 54 miles
  • Yellowstone Lake 54 miles

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