West Yellowstone Weather and Roads (Monday, October 20, 2014): Today, sunny, with a high near 61F and low tonight around 35F. Tuesday brings a chance of showers with a high of 52F and low near 28F. Cooler Wednesday, but clearing skies for more sunshine to finish out the week.
Welcome to West Yellowstone, Montana!!
Bear activity continues in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, areas surrounding West Yellowstone, Montana, making it very important for visitors to be diligent about being Bear Aware and following the Food Storage Order. Areas of heightened bear activity in particular include the Tom Miner and Rock Creek drainages in the Paradise Valley and in Gardiner Basin.
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Prepaid trail passes are now available for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Passes are valid from November 1-30. Passes can be purchased through the mail or online.
For coaches, clubs, and teams-
It takes a village and West Yellowstone, MT embodies what it takes to run an international growing venue, the Rendezvous Ski Trails. Known as cross country ski and summer trails, Rendezvous Ski Trails were recently recognized by the Northern Regional Forester Faye Krueger for promoting recreation on National Forest System lands.
This is the time of year when elk dominate Yellowstone Park and put on a great show for visitors. There is always something going on, whether it is a bull constantly gathering his cows, bugling and chattering, or a male bull doing his best to demonstrate his absolute dominance. In most years, the peak of elk breeding occurs around mid-September, although it can start up to three weeks earlier in higher elevations.
With the cooler temperatures of September and October, come some of the best fishing in the areas surrounding West Yellowstone. The area is home to some of the country’s top trout streams including the Madison River, Gallatin River,Yellowstone River, and the Henrys Fork of the Snake River. The Gallatin River, one of Montana's most magnificent, offers blue-ribbon rainbow,Yellowstone cutthroat, and brown trout streams.
Federal land managers within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) are asking the public to help them assess the ecosystem issues they focus on, and to build stronger relationships in the future.
The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee (GYCC) is a group of eleven federal land managers who work together to manage more than 15 million acres of public land in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Applications are now being accepted, for those interested in obtaining a permit to take a non-commercially guided snowmobile trip into Yellowstone National Park this winter.
A permit is required for all non-commercially guided snowmobile groups to enter the park.
Yellowstone Association and Earthquake Lake Visitor Center, on the Hebgen Lake R.D. Custer Gallatin National Forest invite you to purchase a book, get it signed and explore the new trails and renovated interpretive facilities surrounding Earthquake Lake Geologic Area this Labor Day Weekend. Earthquake Survivor Anita Painter Thon will be signing her new book, Shaken in the Night, Saturday August 30 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.