Nature’s Favorite Entrance to
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Experience Fall in Gardiner

Yellowstone is calling!

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first light at Old Faithful

As summer transitions into fall and we welcome the crisp winds of winter experience Gardiner, Montana, at it’s best – peaceful, abundant with wildlife, and filled with authentic western charm. Known as “Nature’s Favorite Entrance to Yellowstone National Park™” in Gardiner the only crowds you’ll find are those of local wildlife roaming freely throughout our streets. Along with abundant wildlife, you’ll find small-town Montana hospitality, jaw dropping scenery, and activities fit for any outdoor enthusiast.

elk deer in Yellowstone

Enjoy the thrill of hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, skiing, biking, fishing and more during the day, and spend your evening discovering a vibrant dining scene, soaking in a local hot spring, or watching wildlife. Split by the mighty Yellowstone River and nestled between the Absaroka-Beartooth and Gallatin mountain ranges, Gardiner is surrounded on all sides by approximately 10 million acres of public lands. For those looking to escape into Yellowstone’s interior, our local experts have you covered, even while road crews work hard to restore full visitor access to the park by October 15, you can still enjoy the park by booking a certified commercial guide.

Our beautiful landscape—coupled with a colorful history of trappers, miners, and mountain men—makes Gardiner a unique “home on the range” for visitors and residents alike. Whether you’re seeking the quiet splendor of skiing on freshly fallen snow in winter, the thrill of whitewater rafting in summer, or the sounds of bulging elk and rutting bison in the fall, we welcome you to stay like a local—dine, hike, soak, ski, fish, raft, and explore our little slice of Big Sky Country.

rafting on Yellowstone River

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Roam Responsibly

The Gardiner Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center encourages all to roam and recreate responsibly. Remember to know before you go; plan ahead and pack essentials; play it safe to lower your risk of injury; explore locally and respect our communities; leave no trace or trash behind; and build an inclusive outdoors for everyone. Gardiner welcomes you and asks for your patience, kindness, and respect when visiting our area because you are essential in maintaining the pristine conditions that make our public lands special to travelers and locals alike.