Our First Time Visiting Yellowstone

Buffalo in the road in Yellowstone National Park

West Yellowstone, MT

This week we had an absolutely amazing week in West Yellowstone! It’s safe to say this has been our favorite destination yet. We drove up from American Falls, ID and passed through a snowstorm as we were climbing the mountain! Since our fifth wheel is too long to stay inside Yellowstone National Park we stayed right outside the west entrance at the Grizzly RV Resort. Even though we were in the park most of the week, we really enjoyed our time at this resort. They offered coffee and hot chocolate every morning! On top of that their facilities were very clean and are conveniently located less than a mile away from the west entrance to Yellowstone. Carmen also loved the fact that resort was bordered on two sides by the Gallatin National Forest. We took her on long walks through the forest and she had a blast!

We also were able to experience the first snow of the season. It was the first time we had been in snow in the RV so we were excited to see how she did. We ended up finding out that our slides are horrible at keeping cold air out and we are horrible at conserving propane. At least the snow added to the winter vibes we wanted in Yellowstone!

Food Please

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in West Yellowstone but these were our favorites:

  • Taqueria Las Palmitas: This Mexican restaurant is in an old school bus! You enter through the school bus doors and ordered in the back. Seating is a converted bar stool facing the windows so you can people watch while you eat. Not only is the food delicious (I think we ate here at least four times) but the environment is really fun.
  • Wild West Pizzeria: We pre-ordered pizza from here after a long day exploring Yellowstone and it really hit the spot. We occasionally still think about this pizza and salivate.
  • Slippery Otter Pub: We had dinner here twice and came mostly for the local beer. The food was good, but the beer was better. It’s one of the more popular places so make sure you get there early to avoid a long wait time.

Yellowstone National Park