4 days in Grand Forks, Red Lodge & West Yellowstone Itinerary

4 days in Grand Forks, Red Lodge & West Yellowstone Itinerary

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4 days in Grand Forks, Red Lodge & West Yellowstone Itinerary

Start: Fargo
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Grand Forks
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Red Lodge
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Fargo

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day
Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, explore and take pictures at Ralph Engelstad Arena, and then immerse yourself in nature at Turtle River State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Forks travel route planner .

Fargo to Grand Forks is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Turtle River State Park
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Turtle River State Park ©
Turtle River State Park
Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop

1
day
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. On the 1st (Sat), stop by Babcock & Miles, trek along Silver Run Trails, and then fly down the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Red Lodge planner .

Drive from Grand Forks to Red Lodge in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Forks to Red Lodge is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Babcock & Miles ©
Babcock & Miles

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and finally identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Getting from Red Lodge to West Yellowstone by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Red Lodge in June; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Fishing Charters & Tours

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