Gardiner to Cooke City, Montana

Yellowstone Northern Range

Cooke City & Gardiner


GardinerWelcome to Gardiner, Montana where snowcapped mountains, lush green valleys, abundant wildlife, quaint storefronts, and friendly locals are just the beginning of your adventure into the only four-season gateway to Yellowstone National Park and the heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains!

Established in 1880, our quaint western town of Gardiner emerged from the need to provide services and activities for visitors to Yellowstone. The historic Roosevelt Arch is located here and was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt on April 24, 1903. The road from Gardiner to Silver Gate and Cook City, MT travels through Yellowstone's famous Lamar Valley and is accessible with a personal vehicle all year long.

Gardiner is located in the heart of Yellowstone's Northern Range at the junction of the Gardner and Yellowstone Rivers. We are surrounded by the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness to the north, the Gallatin Wilderness to the west, and the world's first and most famous national park, Yellowstone National Park to the south. This area is home to the most diverse herds of large wildlife species in the lower 48 states including bison, bighorn sheep, elk, pronghorn, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, and deer.

We look forward to your visit!

Colter Pass-Cooke City-Silver Gate

Cooke CityThree communities in one - Colter Pass, Cooke City and Silver Gate. We are only a few hours’ drive from larger cities. We offer remote mountain scenery, wildlife and special people. Our area is only a few miles from trails, wilderness, the All- American Beartooth Highway, Chief Joseph Scenic Byway and the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Available to you is a variety of different accommodations and restaurants all year long. Since we border 3 National Forests, Shoshone, Gallatin and Custer and a National Park we have more lakes, rivers and scenic vistas that you will never run out of high country adventure.

Thinking of coming in the winter to play in the snow! We have the powder! At elevations up to over 10,000 ft. we have plenty of snow to play in. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing, back country skiing or making snowmen we have snow for you to play in! Rental equipment are available.

Listen in the air for the old stories told by the miners about gold, silver, lead and copper that were found here in the mountains in the late 1800’s. When you come here, imagine what it was like to live here, then, and even now in these remote mountain towns.

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