Silver Gate and Cooke City Montana


Fun Outside Yellowstone's Northeast Entrance

Despite historic flooding that closed the Northeast Entrance into Yellowstone in early June 2022, Silver Gate and Cooke City Montana (located just outside the gate) are open for adventure via Wyoming's Chief Joseph Highway 296 and Montana's Beartooth Hwy US 212

Experiencing warm local hospitality, alpine lakes, hiking, horseback & ATV riding, fishing & wildlife are only a few of the hallmarks of the communities of Silver Gate & Cooke City (just outside the Northeast entrance). Easily access both towns via the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (Wyoming Hwy 296), which intersects Wyoming Hwy 120 between Cody WY and Billings/Laurel MT, as well as US Hwy 212, legendarily known as the 'Beartooth Scenic Highway" out of Red Lodge, MT.  In addition to amazing outdoor fun, you'll enjoy comfortable accommodations, great beverage, dining and food options, and vehicle-related services.  Both routes are hallmarks of American road-building ingenuity. Come be awe-inspired by the majestic peaks around Cooke City and Silver Gate, and enjoy all the things you normally could do inside Yellowstone, only just outside its northeast gate without the in-park crowds.

See our pages on both highways:

the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway

the Beartooth Scenic Highway