Choose Your Adventure: A Yellowstone Trip for the Ages

Experience everything Yellowstone has to offer on the north and west side of the park

There’s no shortage of adventures and things to see near Yellowstone National Park! On the west side, you’ll see open Montana meadows with billowing brooks, famous geysers like Old Faithful, and the one-off bison sightings. On the less-discovered north side, you’ll see the gorgeous scenery of Paradise Valley, geothermal hot springs, the park’s best wildlife sightings, and more. Luckily, Under Canvas has you covered for your Yellowstone trip of a lifetime with two camp locations.

Under Canvas North Yellowstone – Paradise Valley is located outside the quaint towns of Livingston, Gardiner, and Bozeman, Montana, and provides unprecedented access to the north side of Yellowstone National Park. It is nestled on the Yellowstone River with a mile of pristine waterfront access and features bucket list horseback riding; on-site, world-class fly fishing and river rafting; hiking, and live music at nearby Pine Creek Lodge.

Under Canvas West Yellowstone is located just 10 minutes from the primary entrance to Yellowstone National Park on the west side and serves as a gateway to Montana’s unique hydrothermal and geologic wonders, diverse wildlife, and boundless means of outdoor recreation near America’s oldest national park.

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Experience all that Yellowstone has to offer and explore the unique north and west sides of the park with a stay at two Under Canvas locations.

Day 1: Land at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and drive 45 minutes to Under Canvas North Yellowstone – Paradise Valley. Check in to your upscale safari-inspired accommodations and grab coffee and lunch options from the lobby tent before heading off on your first day of adventure!

Drive about 45 minutes to the Mammoth Hot Springs. Your first stop will be the Albright Visitor Center where you can have your National Park Passport stamped and begin your first Yellowstone adventure. Numerous easy trails and boardwalks lead you to the natural hot springs, and a short drive takes you to the incredible travertine terraces, and limestone formations created by geothermal activity.

Wrap up your first day of exploring and head back to Under Canvas North Yellowstone-Paradise Valley where you will enjoy riverside al fresco dining, complimentary s’mores, acoustic live music, and more! Rinse off the day’s adventure and tuck into your king-sized bed before heading off the next day.

Day 2: Wake up and enjoy a morning flow with guided complimentary yoga. Fuel up with a fresh cup of coffee, or latte, and breakfast in preparation for your Under Canvas Adventure, planned through our Adventure Concierge.
Luxury Scenic River Trips pull up directly to Under Canvas North Yellowstone -Paradise Valley and take you to enjoy the splendor of the longest freestone river in the lower 48 states as you drift through calm waters to a private cottonwood bottom.

Fun fact: Montana Rivers are fed entirely by snowmelt and are even warm enough to swim in during June, July, and August! 

Return to camp to refuel with Montana smoked meats and a local ale or any of our locally and sustainably sourced menu options! And if you aren’t done with adventure for the day, check out Pine Creek Lodge, a local music venue that hosts headlining artists from around the country.

Day 3: Wake up for your last morning at Under Canvas North Yellowstone – Paradise Valley and head south, stopping at Old Faithful Geyser along the way! Old Faithful Geyser is located in Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin in the southwest section of the park and is one of the most famous sites. This geyser viewing area is the most accessible and visitor friendly in the park, so it makes for a great pit stop between camps!
Head to our West Yellowstone camp for check-in. You can grab a book and hang in a hammock by the Madison River or a cocktail from the Bronco Bar, a restored horse trailer turned full-service bar and enjoy the hum of acoustic live music on the outdoor patio.

Day 4: Wake up at Under Canvas West Yellowstone and enjoy breakfast from our café style dining restaurant, Embers. Get ready for your horseback riding adventure planned through your Under Canvas Adventure Concierge. Conveniently close to camp, these rides will lead you to breathtaking views of Hebgen Lake, the Continental Divide, the city of West Yellowstone, and Yellowstone National Park!

After a thrilling day of adventure head back to your upscale safari-inspired tent and tuck into your plush king-size bed for your last night under the Montana stars!

Fun Fact: You’ll likely be welcomed by rescue horses from our neighboring property! You might even get lucky enough to see a family of moose drinking from the Madison River or a friendly fox bouncing around. Please be respectful of the wildlife and maintain your distance as we cohabitate with them! 

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