What to Do in Yellowstone: Activity Calendar
With no shortage of activities in West Yellowstone, your biggest problem will be deciding which pastimes you’re going to enjoy the most! Whether you’re exploring solo, traveling with your family, or visiting with a partner on a romantic vacation, there are dozens of year-round and seasonal activities to take part in. From hot rod shows to rodeos, fly-casting clinics to holiday celebrations, the West Yellowstone activities available to you go far beyond simply sightseeing. Visit famous landmarks, learn about the natural, historic, and cultural significance of the region, get physical with outdoor recreation activities, participate in contests and skills trainings, and more.
Browse upcoming events and activities below, and continue to check back as your West Yellowstone vacation approaches, as this page is continuously updated to reflect current and upcoming activities.
If you have any questions, please contact us at (877) 600-4308 for more information about any West Yellowstone activities.
March 8, 2014: Yellowstone Rendezvous Marathon Ski Race
Held on the world-class Rendezvous Ski Trails, this event draws hundreds of enthusiastic cross-country skiers. With the blast of a black powder canon, racers sprint out to compete in a variety of age classes and distances in both classic and freestyle of 2 to 50K lengths. With grooming provided by Yellowstone Track Systems, this is arguably the best track to be found all year. The camaraderie and festive atmosphere have kept this an annual event, now in its 34th year. More Info.
March 9, 2014: Yellowstone Youth Ski Festival
This activity is only for kids and is sponsored by the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation. The Youth Festival is an opportunity for pure fun on skis. Obstacle course, matched sprints, relay and speed trap are included. More Info.
March 14-16, 2014: World Snowmobile EXPO
A terrific end and beginning for snowmobilers! The World Snowmobile EXPO with an exposition hall touting the upcoming year’s models and products, racing, the annual vintage snowmobile display and racing and some real WOW events.
Nighttime activities include a “Funny-Money” Casino night, live entertainment and plenty of laughs. Plan now to attend!
For a full list of events & activities, or race information and registration, visit: http://www.snowmobileexpo.com
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March 15, 2014: Yellowstone's West Entrance Closed to all Motorized Travel
Yellowstone's West Entrance closes today for over-the-snow travel. It will re-open on April 26, 2013 for Vehicle travel. The roads within Yellowstone Park open on a staggered schedule each spring and close on a staggered schedule each fall. Weather permitting!
April 18, 2014 - West-side roads open to motor vehicles. Visitors will be able to travel through the park's North & West Entrances to Norris, Madison, Canyon, & Old Faithful.
May TBA, 2014 - The road linking Canyon, Fishing Bridge, & the East Entrance opens to wheeled vehicles.
May TBA, 2014 - Travel from the South Entrance to Grant, West Thumb, Fishing Bridge, & Lake over Craig Pass to Old Faithful and Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
The road from Cooke City over Colter Pass to Chief Joseph Scenic Highway intersection to the Long Lake gate shall open as soon thereafter as possible.
TBA, 2014 - Dunraven Pass (Tower to Canyon). Long Lake Gate over the Beartooth Highway to Red Lodge, Montana.
April 1-17, 2014: Yellowstone's Cycle Only Days
Cyclisits can ride in Yellowstone for free and before the Park is open to public automobiles or buses. It’s a perfect way to spend a day. Check with the park for exact open routes but usually from West Yellowstone you can ride to Madison Junction and then to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone or Mammoth Hot Springs (the road between Madison and Old Faithful remains closed to all until April 16). Feet and Rollerblades are welcome, too. More Info.