West Yellowstone is located in Gallatin County. Since it is the west entrance and gateway community to Yellowstone National Park, this area is used to seeing out of towners. People come from all over the world to see the marvels of the national park, and many of them visit or stay in West Yellowstone. This place is a perfect combination of history, outdoor recreation, and beautiful scenery. And the resident canines appreciate the in town veterinary clinic.
If you have a history loving hound, then the West Yellowstone Historic Walking Tour is a great way to spend the afternoon. Also known as the Painted Bair Paw Trail, it leads you past puptastic local landmarks. Your pooch will see pawsome sites like the Union Pacific Depot, an old water tower, and the historic Three Bear Lodge. A map is available online or at the Visitor’s Center. It also points out all the fire damage that has happened over the decades.
Once you finish the tour, mosey on over to The Buffalo Bar for some tasty grub. The dog friendly outdoor eating area is an ideal setting to kick back and enjoy a West Mex Burger or a hearty plate of Buffalo Lasagna.
Whether a full time resident or a short term visitor, your pooch will go mutts over West Yellowstone!
With a name like Hibernation Station, you know this place will be an ideal spot for your pooch to rest up. After a day of exploring the area, get some shut eye in one of their pet friendly luxury cabins. If you’re traveling via RV, then Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park and cabins may be more your cup of tea. Dogs are welcome must be leashed when not in your vehicle. Before turning in for the night, take your pooch for a walk around Heritage Park. Since this park houses the main structures built by the Union Pacific Railroad in the early 20th century, your furry friend can soak in some history while also getting a pawsome workout.
Need a new place to walk your four legged sidekick? Grab the leash and pay a visit to Pioneer Park. With six acres of grass to explore, this park will absolutely delight your doggo! Let your pup’s nose be the guide as you wander around. Not only does this park have sport courts, ball fields, and a playground, it also hosts community events like Music in the Park and car shows. Check the calendar and find an event that your pup will enjoy. The Best Western Weston Inn is just across the street from this park. You and your dog can bunk here for no additional pet fee. That’s a woofin’ good deal!
After lying around all day, your pup will greatly appreciate a walk in Linear Park. Not your traditional park, it is comprised of a natural trail that cuts through the middle of a residential area. Your leashed doggo can trot along the path while enjoying some fresh air and sunshine. It’s less than half a mile, so if your dog is bursting with energy, you may need to stroll over to Electric Park for some added mileage. This park features tennis and basketball courts as well as a patch of grass and grove of trees. Continue your dog’s workout by taking a couple laps around the park’s perimeter. Don’t forget to bring a clean up bag and plenty of water!
If your pooch is begging for a walk, then grab the leash and head over to Boundary Trail for some doggy cardio. Since there are heavy dog restrictions inside Yellowstone National Park, this trail is a great alternative. It runs parallel to the national park, so your pup can still enjoy the area’s natural beauty. During the winter, it is frequented by cross country skiers, but when the snow melts, it’s a puppy paradise! While on the trail, your dog must be under voice control and, as always, cleaned up after. No bones about it, your doggo will absolutely love Boundary Trail!