West 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.
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.
April 18, 2014: Yellowstone's West Entrance Opens to Spring Motorized Travel
Yellowstone's West Entrance roads will open for vehicles on a staggered schedule as follows:
- April 18: Mammoth to Old Faithful; Madison to West Entrance; Norris to Canyon
- May 2: Canyon to Lake; Lake to East Entrance (Lake is one mile south of Fishing Bridge)
- May 9: Lake to South Entrance; West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass); Tower to Tower Fall
- May 23: Tower Fall to Canyon (Dunraven Pass); Beartooth Highway
Please note: The road between the North and Northeast entrances is open to wheeled vehicles year-round.
April 19, 2014: "You Do The Lookin' - We'll Do The Cookin'" Annual Free Dinner
This free dinner is for everyone in West Yellowstone, especially new employees and folks coming to Yellowstone on opening weekend. Enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill with all the fixin's, baked beans, coleslaw, home made desserts, coffee, tea, water, great food, good conversation, and a chance to relax before the busy season starts.
Where: First Baptist Church, 427 Yellowstone Avenue, West Yellowstone
Contact: (406) 646-7570, or send an email
April 19, 2014: Easter Egg Hunt
The United Women, the Town of West Yellowstone and the Easter Bunny inite you to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be lots of eggs for preschoolers through 4th grade to find, so bring a basket and stick around after the hunt for a few fun egg games!
Where: The Church of Christ Parking Lot, 400 North Electric, West Yellowstone
When: 1:00 PM
Contact: (406) 646-1676, or send an email
May 1-17, 2014: West Yellowstone Historic Walking Tour
Follow this informative self-guided tour and relive early West Yellowstone. The green Bear Paw Trail that's painted on the sidewalks will lead the way! Pick up your map at the Chamber of Commerce or at one of the 21 site locations! There is no cost to take this tour.
For more information, visit http://wyed.org
May 10-June 15, 2014: Early Season Hebgen Lake Fishing Contest
For Mothers and Fathers who love to fish! Starting on the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend through Father's Day, bring your biggest fish caught out of Hebgen Lake to Kirkwood Marina to enter the contest. Enter each time you catch a bigger fish during the contest timeframe.
If you want to catch-and-release your big fish, just take a photo of it along with a tape measure or other measured object, and time-stamp. Drop off your photo at Kirkwood Marina, roughly 20 miles north of West Yellowstone. Prizes awarded on Father's Day, along with special prizes for fish caught that day.
For more information, call (406) 646-7200.