Just 80 miles from Bozeman, MT, you will find Gardiner sitting at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Gardiner Montana is found in the southwest corner of the state, at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The Yellowstone River flows directly through the middle of this charming western community.
Gardiner is also known as the first and currently the only year round entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Squeezed between the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness to the North, the Gallatin Wilderness to the West and the world's first and most famous park - Yellowstone - to the South, seasonal activities abound, with a focus on the outdoors.
Located approximately 80 miles southeast of Bozeman, Gardiner is the main northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Lodging and Services
What ever you desire in the way of lodging, you will find in Gardiner. You can pick from Bed and Breakfasts, campgrounds and RV parks, guest ranches, hotels, motels, and vacation homes and cabins.
The selection is just as diverse when it comes to a place to eat. You can pick from grocery stores and delis, bars and saloons, coffee shops, and restaurants.
The community also has a selection of service/gas stations, laundry facilities, medical facilities, and internet cafes.
In the summer and fall, activities include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, pack trips, whitewater rafting, kayaking and hunting.
In the winter, the area is magically transformed under a blanket of snow, and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and wildlife watching are the most popular activities.
Of course the main attraction at Gardiner is the fact that it is the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Bozeman lies approximately 80 miles to the northwest of Gardiner. Travel north from Gardiner on US 89 for nearly 53 miles. At that point, you will take I 90 west on to Bozeman.
Along the way, you will travel beside the Yellowstone River and wind through rolling hills and sparse open valleys. Plan your trip so you will have time to make a stop at Chico Hot Springs near Pray Montana.
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Official site for Gardiner Public Schools.
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A historic account of the Roosevelt Arch in Gardiner.
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