|Gardiner is situated in Southwest Montana, at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The town is nestled in breath taking Paradise Valley, with the Yellowstone River running right through town. Gardiner has the atmosphere of a quaint western town, complete with Antelope, Bison, Deer and Elk meandering and grazing throughout the town. Mule deer are often seen in the same fields with the horses and cattle.
The Roosevelt Arch is the most famous structure in Gardiner. This Yellowstone Entrance, Gateway or Arch was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt on 24 April 1903. The arch is visible two miles north of Gardiner on Highway 89.
Gardiner offers a small airport, art galleries, churches, grocery store, motels, restaurants, shops, and related visitor services. Campgrounds offer overnight services with all hook-ups. Gardiner is sandwiched between the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness to the North and the world's first and most famous national park, Yellowstone National Park, to the South. Seasonal activities with a focus on the outdoors abound and offer a great variety. In the summer and fall plan on fishing, hunting, pack trips, white water rafting and kayaking. In the winter, Yellowstone Country is magically transformed under a blanket of snow where cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and wildlife viewing are some of the most popular activities.
Gardiner, Montana is a quaint western town. This frontier town is situated on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park and is the Original Entrance to Yellowstone. There are many exciting things to see and do in Yellowstone and Gardiner. See the table below for links on park information to help plan your trip to the World's First and Greatest National Park.
The North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, located at Gardiner, Montana is the Only Entrance that is Open Year Round. You can drive into Yellowstone all year long. You can view thermal features and wildlife at any time of the year. In fact, some of the best wildlife viewing is in the winter. The crowds are very small and wildlife abundant. There are no snowmobiling or snowcoach activities from the North Entrance (Gardiner, Montana) to the Northeast Entrance (Silver Gate, Montana). You can drive, cross country ski or snowshoe in the beauty of a winter wonderland.
The drive on Highway 89 South from Livingston, Montana takes you through Paradise Valley into Gardiner and Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the most scenic drives in the United States. Fantastic Rocky mountain scenery, wildlife and birds can be seen all along the Yellowstone River as it meanders along the highway.
Gardiner is located five miles from Mammoth Hot Springs and 56 miles from Old Faithful. If you want to view wolves in winter, this is the place. If you want to view antelope, bears, big horn sheep, birds, coyotes, elk, mule deer and wolves in spring, this is where you want to enter Yellowstone.
Facilities and Services Located in Gardiner:
Things To Do in Gardiner, include but are not limited to:
Gardiner Town History
Founded in 1880, Gardiner became a center of activity for visitors to the region, serving as the original, and Only Year Round Entrance to Yellowstone. Gardiner has survived a rough and tumble existence of gold rushes, the railroad, and even destructive fires. A tough little frontier town, it fed and sheltered miners, entertained the early soldiers who operated Yellowstone Park, and learned to host the pioneer visitor. Gardiner has matured, tempered, and grown to meet the needs of today's visitors. It is a good place to spend some rich time in history, in the heart of some of the west's finest country.
Gardiner Public Airport
~ Gardiner Church Services ~
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 12 White Lane ~ Gardiner, Montana 59030
Gardiner Baptist Church - Phone: 406-848-9842
Saint William's Catholic Church - Phone: 406-222-1393
Gardiner Community Church
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|Adult Programs||Entrances||Old Faithful Live WebCam||Visitor Stats|
|Amphibians||Entrance Fees||Pets||Volcano Observatory|
|Animals||Fall Closure||Phone Numbers||Waterfalls|
|Bear Management||Fishing Fees||Ranger Led Activities||WebCams|
|Bear Sightings||Fishing Regulations||Reptiles||Wildflowers|
|Biking||Getting Here||Reunions||Winter Closing|
|Boating||Hiking||Rivers, Creeks & Streams||Winter Opening|
|Books||History||Roads||Winter Weather Reports|
|Butterflies||Junior Ranger Program||Schedule||Wolf Project|
|Camping||Lakes||Search Page||Wolf Sightings|
|Campground Maps||Location||Spring Opening||Wolverine Help|
|Challenges||Lodging||Star Talks||Yellowstone ~ the Name|
|Chat Page||Lynx Help||Trip Planner pdf||Young Scientist|
|Clinics / Medical||Mammal List||Trip Reports||Youth Conservation Corps|
|中文 Chinese||Deutsch||Español||Français||日本語 Japanese|
|Yellowstone National Park WebCams|
|Old Faithful Live||All Old Faithful||Old Faithful Static||Old Faithful VC||Old Faithful Lot||Mt Washburn||Mammoth||Electric Peak||YVO WebCam|
|Gardiner, Montana||Silver Gate, Montana||West Yellowstone, Montana||Cooke City, Montana|
|Livingston, Montana||Cody, Wyoming||Jackson Hole, Wyoming||Yellowstone National Park|
|The Great Outdoors||Yellowstone Up Close and Personal|