Tuesday, 23 August 2022 11:10

Experience Fall & Winter in Gardiner

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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.

buffalo in snow

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Yellowstone like you've never experienced

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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.

Published in Landing Pages
Wednesday, 24 August 2022 13:24

Eat Café

EAT CAFE offers a fresh array of delicious sandwiches and burgers. Order at the counter and enjoy your meal watching…
Published in Casual / Fine Dining
The Northern Range surrounding Yellowstone National Park captures the hearts of visitors no matter the season, but repeat visitors often agree fall is particularly special. Elk enter the “rut,” or…
Published in Gardiner Montana Blog
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 09:01

Favorite Fall Hikes Outside Yellowstone

Crisp mountain air, cool temperatures, and eye-catching colors make autumn north of Yellowstone a hiker’s paradise. Animals seeking low-elevation forage and migrating raptors provide an unparalleled opportunity for visitors to…
Published in Gardiner Montana Blog
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 09:16

Finding Fall Colors Outside Yellowstone

As summer temperatures drop and autumn starts approaching fiery fall colors adorn the mountainous backdrop of Gardiner, Montana, the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Yellows splash green hillsides and reds…
Published in Gardiner Montana Blog
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 09:33

The Ultimate Yellowstone Winter Bucket List

Although Yellowstone National Park is spectacular all year long, locals will tell you winter is a particularly special time of year. With fewer crowds, abundant wildlife, and stunning winter vistas,…
Published in Gardiner Montana Blog
Gardiner locals will tell you winter is a particularly special time of year. With fewer crowds, abundant wildlife, and stunning winter vistas, Gardiner and Yellowstone National Park resemble a real-life…
Published in Gardiner Montana Blog
Monday, 12 September 2022 09:37

All About Yellowstone's Winter Wildlife

Gardiner, Montana, is located at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, where wildlife sightings are all but guaranteed. After all, Yellowstone is home to the largest concentration of wildlife…
Published in Gardiner Montana Blog
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