Winter in Gardiner

Winter in Gardiner

Gardiner, Montana 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 Yellowstone National Park to the south.

In winter, this “land of fire and ice” transforms into a true Wonderland—frozen waterfalls, steamy geysers and hot springs, and glistening snow-capped peaks. Wildlife are easier to spot against the snow-covered landscape, and there are far fewer crowds to contend with in neighboring Yellowstone National Park.

This area is home to the most diverse collection of large wildlife species in the lower 48 states, including bison, bighorn sheep, elk, pronghorn, grizzly bears, black bears, and wolves.

Gardiner is a full-service town—minus any big box stores. Our friendly businesses, many of them family-owned, pride themselves on providing everything you need for an enjoyable stay. To learn more, visit our winter business directory.