Yellowstone Gateway Communities
Things to do in Red Lodge, Cooke City, Gardiner and West Yellowstone
Red Lodge, Cooke City, Gardiner and West Yellowstone are open and welcoming visitors to experience the gateways to Montana adventures. Shop for locally made goods and gifts, dine on farm-to-table cuisine, watch wildlife, and explore outdoor recreation from the mountain peaks and forests to the valleys and rivers in and around Yellowstone National Park.
Nestled in Montana’s magnificent Beartooth Mountains and surrounded by Custer Gallatin National Forest, Red Lodge delivers access to world-class outdoor recreation and adventure. Throughout the historic downtown, enjoy locally owned shops,exceptional farm-to-table dining experiences and plenty of accommodations, events and entertainment.
Cooke City is one of the entrances to Yellowstone National Park. Surrounded by national forest, wilderness and Yellowstone National Park, the area is an outdoor recreationist's dream.
Gardiner is situated in breathtaking Paradise Valley with the Yellowstone River running right through town. Find access to incredible outdoor recreation and adventure opportunites on the Yellowstone River and throughought Custer Gallatin National Forest in the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountain Ranges. Spy wildlife on the outskirts, and explore local shops and eateries in the historic downtown.
This small, fun-filled town is a mecca for year-round outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Summer finds visitors fly fishing, river rafting, mountain biking, trail rides and hiking while those in the winter come to enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and touring snowcoaches. Wildlife watching is a year-round activity, while great shopping can be found along the boardwalks.