Yellowstone National Park & Other Attractions Near Gallatin Gateway MT

Covered Wagon Ranch is located in Gallatin Gateway MT, just three miles from the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park in the Gallatin National Forest, at the confluence of Taylor’s Fork and the Gallatin River. About 35 miles south is the town of West Yellowstone. Big Sky, Montana is about fourteen miles north. Bozeman is about fifty miles northeast. We’re located in some of the best country for the avid outdoorsman with plenty of hiking, fishing and rafting opportunities. Whitewater raft, go zip-lining, take a guided tour of Yellowstone National Park or guided fishing trip!

Yellowstone National Park

We are located only 30 minutes from the west entrance to the oldest and grandest national park in America. Take an afternoon, or a day, and visit some of the most notable landmarks in the world with a visit to Yellowstone National Park. If you don’t have a car, we can arrange a day trip through one of the local tour operators who will pick you up at the ranch. When you are done, put the hustle and bustle of the park behind you, and make your way back to the serenity of the ranch.

Yellowstone Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center- is an AZA accredited Non profit wildlife park and educational facility located in West Yellowstone MT.  The Center offers every visitor to Yellowstone a chance to experience the world of Grizzly Bears and wolves. For more information: 406-646-7001 or visit their website.

Other Area Attractions

Big Sky Resort

Everything from zip-lining, mountain biking, archery, skeet shooting, bungee trampoline, high ropes course, scenic lift tours and much more. For more information 406-995-5840.

Geyser Whitewater

Offers kayaking, whitewater rafting and rock wall climbing near Yellowstone on the Gallatin River in Big Sky, Montana! For more Information: 406-995-4989

Big Sky Golf Course

An Arnold Palmer designed course offering spectacular views just 15 minutes from the ranch. For More Information: 406-995-5780

Gallatin River Guides

Providing fly fishing trips showcasing the great waters of Montana and Yellowstone Park. For more Information: 406-995-2290

West Yellowstone Rodeo

This is offered nightly Wednesday through Saturday from mid June to the end of August. On Thursday nights we have dinner a little early so guests can go enjoy the rodeo.

Music on the Mountain

Free outdoor concerts featuring up and coming and well-known artists. Enjoy incredible live music under the Big Sky. Thursday nights we bump dinner up early so you can go!

Quake Lake Visitor Center

Quake Lake, also known as Earthquake Lake, is located about 40 minutes from the ranch. It was created after an earthquake struck on August 17th 1959 killing 28 people in a campground. Today, it is 190 feet deep and 6 miles long. HWY 287 follows the lake and offers glimpses of the effects of the earthquake. The visitor center is just off the road.

Virginia City and Nevada City

Virginia City and Nevada City lie along Alder Gulch about one mile apart, and are the site of the richest placer gold strike in the Rocky Mountains, with an estimated total value of 100 million dollars throughout the 18th and 19th century! Step back in time to the way Montana was over 100 years ago, the true and original Old West.

Lewis and Clark Caverns

Experience amazing geologic wonders of one of the most highly decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest. For more Information: 406-287-3541

Sage Peak Hunting

Specializes in fair chase Montana Elk hunts, guided Mule Deer hunts, and Antelope. Hunts for those with a passion for Big Game hunting. More info: 406-580-3505.

Visit the official Montana state travel site for more information on our beautiful area! We look forward to welcoming you to Big Sky Country!

What our Guests are Saying:

Already looking forward to next year’s visit to the ranch This ranch gets everything right. Rustic charm is a 10/10. Improved my riding skills dramatically in only a week, while taking in breathtaking views on all-day epic rides in some of Montana’s — and the planet’s — most beautiful country. You can have absolutely full confidence in Kurt and Melissa, the owners, to put you on the right horse and on the right trail. Easy or demanding, whatever you prefer (but you should really prefer demanding). The wranglers were terrific guides. We spent most of our week with Crayton and he was great. The nearby fly fishing is phenomenal – walked right across the street and landed two beautiful rainbows. The place is heaven on earth.