Yellowstone National Park Day Trip
On your way to Yellowstone National Park, you'll travel through some outstanding scenery, driving through the mountains and along streams. Yellowstone is the country's first National Park and has seen millions of visitors since its opening in 1872. Spend some quality time here and you'll understand why.
Bozeman to Gallatin Gateway (13 miles) - Head west on Main Street to Four Corners and turn south on Highway 191. Drive about six miles and enjoy the historic Gallatin Gateway Inn.
Gallatin Gateway to Big Sky Resort (36 miles) - Continue south on 191 to Highway 64. Make a right and head up to the resort. Enjoy incredible views of the Rockies and the Gallatin Range atop Lone Peak.
Big Sky to West Yellowstone (48 miles) - Head back down Highway 64 and turn right onto Highway 191. Continue south on 191 until you reach West Yellowstone, a neat little town and one of the main entrances to Yellowstone National Park.
West Yellowstone to Gardiner (miles vary depending on route through park) - Once you make your way through the park, follow Highway 89 to Gardiner, the north entrance to the park.
Gardiner to Chico Hot Springs (30 miles) - Continue up Highway 89 through the Paradise Valley. With the views and serenity, this is an inspiring home for many artists. Stay on Highway 89 and head to Chico Hot Springs, following highway instructions. Here you'll have great views of Emigrant Peak and some relaxing hot springs to take a dip in.
Chico Hot Springs to Livingston (22 miles) - Stay on Highway 89 until you reach Livingston. Livingston offers up several museums, shops and restaurants to enjoy.
Livingston to Bozeman (22 miles) - From Livingston, get on Interstate 90 west and head back to town.