When you stay with us at The Wilson Hotel in Big Sky, you’ll be surrounded by outdoor adventures and scenic locations—including Yellowstone National Park. A visit to this bucket-list park is a must-do during your time in Montana! We’re conveniently located near the West Yellowstone entrance, and we’ll tell you all about it so you can map out your visit.
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Discover the Wonders of Yellowstone National Park from its West Entrance
Discover the best West Yellowstone entrance attractions and all the details you need to know about your visit!
Getting to the West Yellowstone Entrance
The West Yellowstone Entrance is open year-round, so you can always get your fill of outdoor adventures! From The Wilson Hotel, the drive to the gate is less than an hour.
- Head south on Huntley Drive
- At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit and stay on Huntley Drive
- Turn right onto Lone Mountain Trail
- Turn right onto US-191 S/Gallatin Rd
- Continue to follow US-191 S
- Turn left onto US-191 S/US-20 E/US-287
To avoid lines at the gate and high-traffic times, refer to the live webcam. It broadcasts conditions at the entrance all day long.
West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center
Upon arrival at the West Yellowstone entrance, stop by the Visitor Center. The center is open year-round and staffed by the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce. Speak to helpful park rangers and inquire about backcountry permits, fishing permits, maps, and more. Be sure to ask them for predictions on Old Faithful’s next eruption, as well as predictions of other geyser eruptions. You can also use the restrooms before entering the park.
Things to Do at West Yellowstone
As soon as you step foot in Yellowstone, you’ll be surrounded by opportunities for adventure and sightseeing. From hundreds of fascinating geysers to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the fun never stops. There’s even a restaurant and IMAX theater you can visit! Some of the best attractions in West Yellowstone include:
- Old Faithful
- Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
- Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
- Hebgen Lake
- Cross-country skiing
- Fly fishing
- Mountain biking
- Earthquake Lake Visitor Center
- And more!
Stay at the Best Hotel in Big Sky
When you stay at The Wilson Hotel in Big Sky, an unforgettable trip is always at your fingertips. We’re conveniently located near all of the best things to see and do in the area, such as skiing, fly fishing, horseback riding, and Yellowstone National Park!
Here at The Wilson Hotel, we proudly present our guests with an extensive list of outstanding amenities. These amenities include:
- Pet-friendly accommodations
- Complimentary breakfast
- Fitness center
- Game room
- Outdoor pool and spa
- Access to the Copper Big Sky restaurant