Activities in Cooke City

Cooke City, Montana is a historical mining town and is home to around 100 residents in the winter and booms in the summer to thousands including summer residents and tourists.  Cooke City is not your typical “sleepy” small town however and still has that residual wild feel of an old mining town.  
 
If the fishing is bad (which isn’t likely), you can always duck into one of the local taverns and enjoy a whiskey, a beer, or whatever might wet your whistle or just enjoy the sunset from one of the decks of the cabins, breathing in the colors that sit just on top of Baronette Mountain, that beautiful baroness that lays across the valley to the west (You might have to use your imagination).  There is hiking, biking, skiing, sledding, wildlife watching, and pretty much anything you would just rather do outside really!

Our channel selection in the rooms is basic because if you are visiting, tv should be last on your list of things to do.  If you love the mountains, you will love Cooke City and be careful, you might just get Cooke City Fever.  I haven’t been able to shake it since 1995.  Not to scare anyone, but Cooke City Fever defined is “the over-whelming yurn to be in the valley of Cooke City.  It can be sometimes uncontrollable and your thirst for outside beauty and great people is almost insatiable!”

 

Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone Park Cooke CityLocated right on the edge of Yellowstone the High Country is the perfect launching lap for a once in a life time adventure.  With everything from geysers to bison, Yellowstone Park is a outdoor enthusiast's dreamland.  Take a drive around the Grand Loop and keep your eye open for charismatic megafauna, like Grizzly Bears.  Stop at Old Faithful and watch one of earth's wonders erupt as if on clock work.  What ever fills the bill, remember to take your time and soak in everything that you can.

Hiking

Hiking In Cooke CityEnjoy world renowned fly-fishing on the Lamar river of Yellowstone National Park. Permits are available in town. If the rivers are blown out, head up to one of the thousands of lakes in the Beartooths and Absarokas and still manage to get that fishing fix.

Sledding

sledding in Cooke CityThere are roughly 60 miles of groomed trails in and around Cooke City.  They extend into the Beartooths and the Absaroka Mountains.  The trails go in and out of Montana and Wyoming, so be sure to have a permit for both.  There is world class snowmobiling in town and it is virtually untapped compared to the busier areas of West Yellowstone and Island Park.

Skiing

Sking in Cooke CityCooke City gets a typical snow accumulation of 8 to 10 feet every winter. There is back country skiing for every level from professional riders to someone learning. The wilderness is also only open to skiing, so if you want a quieter day either downhill or cross-country, head out into the wilderness areas and enjoy a peaceful or epic day in the powder.

Want more on skiing in Cooke City?  How about you talk to the locals..

Fishing

Fishing in Cooke CityEnjoy world renowned fly-fishing on the Lamar river of Yellowstone National Park. Permits are available in town. If the rivers are blown out, head up to one of the thousands of lakes in the Beartooths and Absarokas and still manage to get that fishing fix.

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