Yellowstone National Park North Entrance

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Yellowstone North Entrance at Mammoth

The North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is an easy entrance for visitors coming from Bozeman. It is also the only entrance that is open to vehicles in the winter months. Start off with spending some time at Mammoth Hot Springs and then continue your tour through the park.

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  • The North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is open year-round.
  • The town of Gardiner, Montana is located just north of the entrance.
  • Explore the geothermal features at Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Explore Fort Yellowstone and see what brought the US Cavalry to the park

What can I do and see at the North Entrance?

  • Town of Gardiner, Montana
    Nestled at the southern end of Paradise Valley and directly at the North Entrance, Gardiner is a quaint western town that offers a small variety of restaurants, lodging options, and shops.
  • Roosevelt Arch
    Dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903, you'll see the Roosevelt Arch which marks the north entrance to the park from far off when traveling along Highway 89.
  • Mammoth Hot Springs
    Although the terraces have changed shape and color over the years, Mammoth Hot Springs are home to one of the most visited geothermal features in the park. You can walk the boardwalk through the Lower Terraces and drive through the Upper Terraces.
  • Fort Yellowstone
    Right in the heart of Mammoth, stroll through the historic Fort Yellowstone. When the park was established, officials had such a hard time regulating the use of the land that they needed to call in US Army Troops. Thus, Fort Yellowstone was established.

Where is the North Entrance of Yellowstone?

Located just south of the town of Gardiner, Montana, the North Entrance is about 1 hour south of Livingston and 1.5 hours from Bozeman.

When is the North Entrance open?

The North Entrance is the only entrance to the park that is open to vehicles year-round. During the winter months, the road is open between Mammoth Hot Springs and Cooke City.