How To Get From Big Sky To Yellowstone National Park
Are you trying to travel from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park? It's easier than you might think.
Due to Big Sky's close proximity to Yellowstone, this SW Montana mountain town is the perfect basecamp for day trips or road trips into the park. Whether you're planning a summer, winter, spring, or fall adventure into Yellowstone, Big Sky is an ideal place to start your journey.
Big Sky is located just a short drive from the actual park boundary. If you want to travel from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park, turn south at the junction of Highway 191 and Highway 64 (by the stoplight near the Conoco) and head toward West Yellowstone. After about 15 miles, you will be greeted by a large Yellowstone National Park sign as you enter the northwest corner of the park. At this point you've entered YNP.
Most people who are keen to visit the park from Big Sky, will opt to enter through one of the main entrances. The closest entrance to Big Sky is the West Entrance at West Yellowstone. This entrance is approximately 50 miles south of Big Sky via Highway 191. It's about a one hour drive (depending on road conditions) from Big Sky. This is the most popular route to travel from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park as it's the best way to reach places like Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, or the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Below is a map of the road from Big Sky to Yellowstone via the most popular route on Highway 191:
Another option is to access Yellowstone National Park via the north entrance at Gardiner. This entrance is about 120 miles from Big Sky and takes just over 2 hours (depending on road conditions). This is a good option if you want to visit the northern region of the park to see places like Mammoth Hot Springs, the Boiling River, or the Lamar Valley.
No matter how you access Yellowstone, you're bound to have a great time. Yellowstone is truly a unique and magical place to explore. Enjoy this national treasure.
Fun Fact: Did you know that Yellowstone National Park is located 96% in Wyoming, 3% in Montana, and 1% in Idaho?