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Gardiner Montana

Gardiner is the perfect launching point for all your outdoor activities, located next to the Yellowstone River, at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, 120 miles from Red Lodge.

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  • Gardiner is located at the North Entrance of Yellowstone Park, 120 miles from Red Lodge. 
  • Use Gardiner as your base to explore the park or wilderness areas.
  • Fish or float Yellowstone River. 
  • Explore the mountains on horseback, in hiking boots, or snowshoes. 
  • Featuring eateries, lodging facilities, shops and other services.


Gardiner is an outdoorsperson's paradise, surrounded by the Absoroka-Beartooth and Gallatin Wildernesses, and located at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Gardiner is Yellowstone's only entrance open year-round to automobiles, and features outdoor activities and a range of dining, lodging, and other service facilities.


Situated at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, 120 miles southwest of Red Lodge.


Lodging – Choose from hotels, motels, lodges, guest houses, RV parks and campgrounds.

Dining – Featuring fine and casual dining, cafes, coffee shops, and saloon.

Shopping – Purchase sporting good equipment, fine art, jewelry, gifts, and other merchandise.

Other Amenities

  • Service Station/Gas
  • Banks
  • Medical Service
  • Airport
  • Laundromat 


Explore Gallatin Wilderness and Absoroka-Beartooth Wilderness...not to mention Yellowstone National Park.

Fish in the high-country, float a river, or cruise a lake with trolling lines.

Wildlife Viewing
Surrounded by such abundant wilderness, commonly sited animals in the Gardiner area include elk, coyotes, black bears and Grizzly Bears, antelope and big horn sheep.

Guided Tours
Try a rafting trip, guided backpacking adventure, or a range of other offered tours.

Horseback Riding
Saddle up with one of several outfitters for a guided ride into the mountains.


Yellowstone National Park
Situated at its North Entrance, Gardiner provides immediate access to Yellowstone's vast and spectacular wilderness.

Absoroka-Beartooth Mountain Ranges
Explore these dramatic mountain ranges on foot, horseback or take a scenic drive on the Chief Joseph or Beartooth Highways.

Gallatin National Forest
Another great location for outdoor recreation, minus Yellowstone crowds.

Getting Here

Gardiner, MT is 120 miles from Red Lodge.

Directions from Red Lodge (via Yellowstone National Park): Travel southwest on US-212 for 70 miles, passing through Wyoming and Montana, into Wyoming again. Turn right on Grand Loop Road and travel 18 miles before turning right on US-89 towards Montana. Continue 5 miles.

Other Gardiner Montana Resources

North Entrance to Yellowstone

Gardiner is one of 5 gateways into Yellowstone National Park.

Lake Village Yellowstone

Lodging and other ammenities on the shore of Yellowstone Lake.


Visit quaint Livingston, Montana and Paradise Valley.