Travel to Firehole Ranch
We’ve put together five different convenient gateway cities to the Firehole Ranch for you to review and determine which is most convenient for you, depending on your travel plans.
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From the North - Bozeman, MT
(107 miles, 2 hours and 12 minutes drive time)
From the West - West Yellowstone, MT
(18 miles, 35 minutes drive time)
From the South - Jackson Hole, WY
(132 miles, 3 hours and 19 minutes drive time)
From the Southwest - Idaho Falls, ID
(115 miles, 2 hours and 13 minutes drive time)
From the East - Cody, WY
(151 miles, 3 hours and 51 minutes drive time)
Located in Southwest Montana, Bozeman lies in the Gallatin Valley and is ringed by majestic mountain ranges: the Bridger Mountains to the northeast, the Tobacco Root Mountains to the west, the Big Belt Mountains to the north, the Hyalites to the south and the Spanish Peaks and Gallatin Range to the southwest. It is the fifth largest city in the state and is part of the fastest growing county; Gallatin. It is 93 miles north of Yellowstone National Park and a scenic drive can be made via the Gallatin River Valley or the Madison River Valley to reach the Firehole Ranch.
Home to Montana State University, Museum of the Rockies, and the Pioneer Museum of Bozeman, its historic downtown still retains the old western charm of a small cowboy town.
West Yellowstone, MT
The Gateway to Yellowstone National Park, West Yellowstone is tucked against the Rocky Mountains and has all the charm of a small, western town. Catering to Yellowstone National Park visitors since the 1800s, West Yellowstone has all the amenities a traveler could desire and is only 18 miles from the Firehole Ranch. We offer complementary shuttle service to and from the West Yellowstone airport.
Jackson Hole, WY
Jackson Hole is a wide valley that lies between the dramatic, pointed peaks of the Tetons to the west and the Gros Ventres to the east. Divided by the Snake River, it rises gently to the north until it reaches Jackson Lake, and about 10 miles south of Jackson, the valley ends with the steep Snake River Canyon.
The gateway to not only Yellowstone National Park, but also Grand Teton National Park, and the National Elk Refuge, Jackson is a gracious, western host to millions of tourists passing through each year. Known for its “heavenly powder,” Jackson is also a leading cultural center; hosting the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, Grand Teton Music Festival, and Fall Arts Festival each year.
Idaho Falls, ID
Located along the wild and scenic Snake River, Idaho Falls has become a regional cultural destination with many activities to take in during a visit, including: concerts and plays at The Colonial Theatre and Civic Auditorium; taking in local history at the Museum of Idaho; and strolling through Historic Downtown, as well as along the extensive greenbelt that fronts the Snake River and hosts many community events.
The lovely Shoshone River rushes in a deep canyon through Cody, where four bridges direct travelers in different directions. The Bighorn Basin, which Cody lies on the western edge of, is surrounded by Big Horn Creek, Owl Creek, and the spectacular Bridger and Absaroka ranges. The North Fork of the Shoshone River flows through a deep canyon on the western edge of Cody, and a bridge over it is the only access to Yellowstone’s Eastern Entrance. Rattlesnake Mountain rises above Cody on the north side, Cedar Mountain on the south and the spectacular Heart Mountain, at 8,000ft is visible from all over town. The Carter Mountains with peaks soaring to 12,000 ft are located directly south from town.
Cody’s western history is highlighted by many cultural activities, including The Buffalo Bill Historical Center, a wild-west shootout at the Irma Hotel, Cody Old West Show & Auction, The Cody Firearms Museum, and known as the “Rodeo Capitol of the World,” hosts several weekly rodeo events, including the infamous “Friday Night Rodeo.”
Our physical address is 1207 Firehole Ranch Road, West Yellowstone, MT 59758. Please note that not all GPS devices or electronic devices will be able to properly access this remote address. Please read below for driving directions or call us for directions.
From: West Yellowstone Airport
You will exit the airport onto Highway 191. Turn right (south) heading toward West Yellowstone. You will travel several miles before entering town. Highway 191 South becomes Canyon Street. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Highway 20 South. Continue on Highway 20 South for approximately eight miles. After you pass the KOA Campground on your right, continue on Highway 20 for approximately one mile. Turn right onto Denny Creek Road. There is a usually a green and white road sign marking Denny Creek Road. If the sign is not up, look for the large propane tanks on the left side of Highway 20 and Denny Creek road is on the opposite side of the road. If you get to the Super 8 Motel you have gone too far. Follow Denny Creek Road for approximately 14 miles. The road becomes a dirt road after the first couple of miles. Please drive carefully. The road can be rough and is curvy in spots. Also, watch for animals. After you cross the second cattle guard you will see the log gate on your right with the Firehole Ranch sign. Turn right and pass through the gate. Follow the road to the main lodge.
From Bozeman, Montana
Take Highway 191 South from Bozeman to the town of West Yellowstone. Once in town take a right at the first stoplight, Highway 20 South. Follow the directions above from this point.
From Idaho Falls, Idaho
Take Highway 20 North from Idaho Falls for approximately 100 miles. After you cross the continental divide you will soon enter Montana. Look for the Super 8 Motel on your left. Denny Creek Road is approximately 1/4 mile from the Super 8. A green and white road sign usually marks Denny Creek Road. If the sign is not up, look for the large propane tanks on you right. Denny Creek road will be on your left opposite the propane tanks. Follow the directions above from West Yellowstone.
To Kirkwood Marina
If you will be taking our boat shuttle in to the ranch you will need to drive to Kirkwood Marina.
If you are coming from the West Yellowstone Airport or the town of West Yellowstone, take Highway 191 North to Highway 287. Turn left onto Highway 287 toward Ennis. You will stay on Highway 287 for approximately 10 miles. You will see the Kirkwood Campground on your right and Kirkwood Marina will be on your left. Turn left into the marina parking lot and look for the boat slips marked Firehole Ranch.
From Bozeman, take Highway 191 South to Highway 287. Turn right onto Highway 287 toward Ennis and follow the directions above from this point.
From Idaho Falls, take Highway 20 for approximately 115 miles into West Yellowstone. When Highway 20 ends at Canyon Street (Highway 191) turn left. Follow the directions above from West Yellowstone.
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