West Yellowstone, Montana, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to West Yellowstone, Montana, United States of America? If you're planning to go to West Yellowstone, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to West Yellowstone, Montana, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in West Yellowstone, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for West Yellowstone, Montana, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in West Yellowstone, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

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What to wear/what to pack for West Yellowstone, Montana, United States of America by month

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January

Traveling to West Yellowstone in January, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

February for West Yellowstone is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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March

March in West Yellowstone can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain sometimes.

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April

April in West Yellowstone is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C).

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May

If you vacation in West Yellowstone during May, you will probably notice that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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June

June here is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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July

If you visit West Yellowstone during July, you are likely to notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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August

If you vacation in West Yellowstone during August, you might notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

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September

If you vacation in West Yellowstone during September, you might see that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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October

If you go to West Yellowstone in October, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

If you go to West Yellowstone in November, you will notice that it is frigid. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December in West Yellowstone can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain sometimes.

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Activities for West Yellowstone, Montana, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for West Yellowstone.

If you go to the Yellowstone Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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