approximately 2h 36m
Nearby Towns Big Sky , MT. Bozeman , MT. Cody , WY . Cooke City , MT. Ennis, MT. Gardiner , MT. Jackson Hole , WY . Livingston, MT.
Roadtrip Itinerary: Traveling from Bozeman to Yellowstone Downtown Bozeman . Water Recreation Along The Madison River & US-HWY 287. Arriving in Ennis, MT. Staying in Ennis, MT. Hiking Around Ennis, MT. Ennis Sports & Recreation. Fall Hunting In Madison Valley. Heading Back on HWY 287: A Scenic Drive Awaits.
– The National Council for Home Safety and Security has rated Bozeman as having the second-lowest crime rate in Montana . Kalispell was ranked as the safest city with the lowest number of crimes overall, but when you look closer at the statistics, Bozeman has the least amount of crimes committed per 1,000 people.
Grand Teton National Park may share a border with Yellowstone , but the two parks might as well be worlds apart. Yellowstone is known for its geothermal natural wonders, but Grand Teton offers a more peaceful experience.
West Entrance Brings You to Geyser Paradise If geysers are on the top of your Yellowstone hit list, you may want to enter the park via US 20 and the West Entrance, as it puts you in the heart of the park’s geyser country.
The best times to visit Yellowstone National Park are from April to May and between September and October . These shoulder months offer mild weather and fewer crowds . July and August are the most popular months to visit: The kids are out of school, and the weather is warm enough to sleep outside.
West Yellowstone , just outside the park, is the best place to stay near Yellowstone . It’s relatively centrally located for exploring all parts of the park. Gardiner just near the North Entrance is a good place to stay for exploring northern Yellowstone , but not ideal for the other places.
Bozeman is called “the most livable place” for good reason. Enjoy world- renowned fly fishing, dramatic mountains for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, hunting, and backcountry exploring, Yellowstone National Park, and impressive wildlife.
From Bozeman , you can drive 87 miles on U.S. 191 to the West Yellowstone entrance, or drive 20 miles east on I-90 to Livingston and then 53 miles south on U.S. 89 to the Gardiner entrance. Also to the north, Billings Logan International Airport (www.flybillings.com; tel.