The Montana Town In The Middle Of Nowhere That's So Worth The Journey
Unless you live in Bozeman, Billings or Missoula, you could probably classify your Montana town as “the middle of nowhere.” The point of Montana life is to live permanently “away from it all,” after all. That being said, no one would argue that Cooke City is a remote town. But this gateway to Yellowstone National Park is definitely worth exploring.
You'll find Cooke City in Park County, sitting toward the northeast of Yellowstone National Park on a road that stays open all year.
In fact, Cooke City provides one of the only access points to Yellowstone in the winter.
But considering most of the area looks like this, you may want to skip the park until spring.
Only about 140 people live in Cooke City, but you'll find tourists here all year long.
Summertime brings families on their way to Yellowstone, while winter months are filled with skiers and snowboarders.
Stop by the Cooke City Store, one of the oldest general stores in Montana.
This charming store dates all the way back to 1886.
To experience the natural beauty of the area, hike the nearby Clarks Fork Trail.
You'll experience all the beauty of Yellowstone without the crowds.
Fuel up with a warm cup of coffee at Loving Cup Cafe...
... and don't miss out on a meal at Miners Saloon.
This place has so much character.
Cooke City might be a bit out of the way if you're not heading to Yellowstone, but it's worth the drive.
It's easy to see why Montanans love this tiny town.
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