At Visit Montana, we're here to help make every visitor experience - including yours - the best it can be. With 147,000 square miles of terrain that include badlands, glacial-carved peaks and untouched places, navigating Montana can be overwhelming, especially with changing conditions in Yellowstone National Park. We're here to help. On this page you'll find the most current information, with resources, links, itinerary ideas and more to help you make the best and most informed travel decisions possible so you can keep making meaningful memories in Montana. We look forward to seeing you this summer and thank you for visiting and supporting our towns and local businesses.
"Yellowstone" cast encourages visitors to experience Montana
The cast of "Yellowstone" partnered with Visit Montana to encourage visitation after unprecedented rainfall caused substantial flooding within Yellowstone National Park and south-central Montana in early June.
"Thanks to the resilience of this incredible state, (Yellowstone National) Park has since re-opened," said Gil Birmingham, who plays Thomas Rainwater on the Paramount series.
Montana's vibrant and charming small towns, unspoiled nature, and iconic wildlife are waiting for you. We'll see you on the trails.
In early June, unprecedented amounts of rainfall caused substantial flooding, rockslides, and mudslides within Yellowstone National Park and south-central Montana. Historic water levels caused severe damage to roads, water, and wastewater systems, power lines, and other infrastructure. Yellowstone’s north loop and south loop are open, however the North (Gardiner) and Northeast (Cooke City/SilverGate) entrances remain closed to visitor vehiclular traffic.
We understand that this natural disaster might impact your travel plans, but there is still plenty of Montana for you to explore.
Local Community Impact
While many of our Yellowstone gateway communities have been impacted due to flooding, they are beginning to open their doors to visitors once again. If you intend to visit Red Lodge, Gardiner, or West Yellowstone, please be cautious and follow all road closures, signs, and weather advisories. As always, before you travel be sure to do your research so you can know before you go.
Fire Information for Travelers
Montana is home to a diverse landscape and varied weather, and wildfires happen as a natural part of Montana’s ecology. Sometimes a fire occurs near a popular destination, but there’s no reason to let it stop you from enjoying your Montana experience. On this page you'll find information and resources to navigate Montana's wildfire season. Here's what you need to know to be safe.
Between the Parks Road Trips
Beyond Yellowstone, there are endless options to experience Montana's wide-open spaces, touchable history, western offerings and American Indian culture. Cast a fishing line on blue-ribbon waters with an experienced guide in Ennis, walk through Montana history in Virginia City and Nevada City, take the backroads to Helena and explore the Gates of the Mountains. The opportunities to plan your trip are endless.
Current Road Conditions
For the most up to date road conditions, closures, and information regarding your road trip please visit the Montana Department of Transportation’s traveler info map.
Visit Montana prioritizes the health and safety of our citizens and visitors. With that, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 and the rapidly changing public health situation. Visit Montana wants to ensure that you have the resources needed to make informed travel decisions. We are taking precautions according to information and recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization and we encourage the traveling public to seek and heed the latest expert guidance. The health and safety of our citizens and visitors is our top priority. While visiting our spectacular state please be prepared for some new protocols and safety precautions.
- Know before you go: know the local public health guidelines before arriving at your destination
- Stay home if you're sick.
- Understand some services and destinations may be limited