West Yellowstone is a gateway community to both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks that, consequently, sees over three million visitors pass through each year. It offers tourists scenic cross-country ski trails and boasts of being the snowmobile capital of the world because of its winter climate.
It also provides fishing, hiking and camping opportunities during the warmer months. When you fly to West Yellowstone, you will have an abundance of opportunities for guided tours, either by bus or horseback.
The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is a popular museum exhibit that appeals to visitors of all ages. It focuses on the daily life of bears, wolves and other wildlife of the region.
Quake Lake, so named because it was created by an earthquake, is a popular destination that many people access through the bordering visitor s center. If you like to fish, you can get a short-term fishing license that can be used on Hebgen and Quake Lakes as well as on the Madison and Firehole Rivers. Fly fishing is especially popular in the area.
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Yellowstone Airport (WYS) is located just two miles from Yellowstone National Park and has onsite rental car offices for your ground transportation needs.
Average wintertime low temperatures hover around zero and reach nearly 80 in the summer.