We want to help you make the most out of your vacation. Here are some helpful links and general information. We’ll be updating the links and information below over the next several months.
Getting to Yellowstone
If you plan to fly West Yellowstone Airport, Bozeman International Airport, and Jackson Hole Airport are your best options. West Yellowstone Airport will take you directly the host town. However flight availability will be limited. Both Jackson Hole and Bozeman require driving time to West Yellowstone, but you may have less trouble finding flights that fit your travel needs.
If you can do West Yellowstone, it will definitely be the most convenient option. The airport has several car rental agencies on site, so transportation to and from the airport is absolutely no problem, even if your lodging isn’t in the immediate vicinity.
If you fly to Bozeman, it’s a little less than a two hour drive to West Yellowstone (via Gallatin Road), but you can rent a car on site.
Jackson Hole is a two and a half hour drive to West Yellowstone. You’ll drive through Jackson, WY, cross the state border to Driggs, MT, and connect with Route 20 to West Yellowstone. They also offer on site car rentals.
Driving is a little trickier, since no interstates go through West Yellowstone.
From the west coast:
If you’re driving from the west coast, you’ll want to take I-80 or I-84 going east. You’ll then connect with I-15, heading north to Route 20.
From the southwest:
Connect with I-15 and head north to Route 20.
From the east:
There are two general routes you can take from the eastern U.S., depending on where you start from. You can take I-90 west to Gallatin Road. Take Gallatin Road south, right to West Yellowstone.
You can also take I-80 west and connect with Route 287 which will take you to West Yellowstone through extremely scenic Grand Teton National Park. There are probably faster ways to get to Yellowstone, but this is for sure the prettiest option.
Hotels and Camping
You can find the perfect lodging for your weekend on the West Yellowstone Tourism Board’s website!
Thanks to Running Bear Pancake House, The Branch Restaurant and Bar, and Slippery Otter Pub for hosting us in 2016. We’ll have hosts for you as we get closer to 2017 race weekend.