West Yellowstone and Vicinity

West Yellowstone, Montana 59758

West Yellowstone and Vicinity

West Yellowstone and Vicinity Professional Review and Guide

"The town of West Yellowstone is well-known to millions of tourists as a busy souvenir stop at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. But the area is rich in history and offers excellent birding opportunities as well. West Yellowstone, Montana, borders the west side of Yellowstone National Park. Nearby Targhee Pass is named after Bannock Indian Chief Targhee.

Chief Joseph led his band of Nez Perce Indians through this pass in 1877 on his famous 2,000-mile journey from central Idaho to the Bear Paw Mountains in northcentral Montana, trying to evade U.S. troops. Famous scout and trapper Jim Bridger led Captain Reynolds through what is today called Reynolds Pass, also known as Low Pass due to its low elevation (6,836') on the continental divide. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information."

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Trail Information

West Yellowstone
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
4 to 8 hours
Best summer and fall; May, June, October
Best Times
Gallatin National Forest; Targhee National Forest
Local Contacts
Montana Highway Map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018