Gardiner is right at the north entrance to Yellowstone - with year-around access
Planning a visit to Yellowstone? Gardiner Montana is a great place to base yourself for part or all of your visit. Despite the small casual feel of this town, there is a lot to do! This is the only entrance to Yellowstone that is open all year long. In the winter, there is no better place to be for watching wildlife! Roads are plowed and skiing/snowshoeing opportunities are abundant! In the summer, you can hike your heart's content through forest service and national park wilderness trails. Come back and stay in our accommodation, enjoy a meal and a cold beer. You can go horseback riding with our knowledgeable local outfitters either inside or outside the park You can choose from rides that last just a few hours a multi-day back country trip. Go kayaking or rafting on the beautiful Yellowstone River with one of our local companies; no experience necessary! Do you love flyfishing or want to learn? Gardiner has one of the oldest fly shops in the state that can connect you with great opportunities and guides for flyfishing inside and outside the park along the Yellowstone and Gardiner Rivers. We also have zip lining in town.
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