Where is Yellowstone filmed? Guide to all the Filming Locations: The Yellowstone Ranch

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Now back for season 5, Yellowstone is a modern-day TV western from Paramount Network. The cowboy drama tells the story of a family led by their patriarch John Dutton, played by Kevin Costner.

The Dutton clan will have to defend the largest ranch in the United States, bordering Yellowstone National Park, from land developers, an Indian Reservation, and the park itself.

Where was Yellowstone filmed

This ambitious project was created by Taylor Sheridan, who started his career in acting (Sons of Anarchy) before writing acclaimed movies like Sicario or Hell or High Water.

Kevin Costner is joined by an impressive cast, including Wes Bentley (American Beauty, Interstellar), Kelly Reilly (Britannia, Flight), Luke Grimes (from Fifty Shades film series), and Cole Hauser (Rogue).

Yellowstone was filmed in Montana, Utah, and Texas - you'll find the season 5 filming locations updates below in the report.

Also, following this link you'll find our new report with all the locations where the 1883 series was filmed.

The Yellowstone Dutton Ranch

Yellowstone ranch
The Chief Joseph Ranch in Darby (Montana) doubles as the fictional Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, considered in the series the largest ranch in the country.

Built between 1914 and 1917, this historic landmark is the perfect, quintessential western backdrop for the series.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Mel Pervais - Map


Yellowstone house
The scenic Chief Joseph Ranch is actually located very far from the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming: The estate is situated just one mile south of the tiny town of Darby in Ravalli County.

For the first three seasons, ranch house scenes and other interiors were filmed in the soundstages at the Utah Film Studio in Park City.


Montana State Capitol
The governor's office is the stunning Montana State Capitol in Helena, constructed between 1896 and 1902.

The court scenes were also filmed here, at the elegant Old Supreme Court chamber built in Greek neoclassical architectural style.
Image courtesy of Paramount Network - Map


Painted Horse Casino
The cast and crew filmed some scenes at the Crow Indian Reservation in southern Montana.

Established in 1868, the reservation lands include Big Horn, Treasure, and Yellowstone counties.
Image courtesy of Paramount Network - Map


Where is Yellowstone set
Most of the spectacular scenery featured in the series was filmed at the Bitterroot Valley around Darby, a portion of the Rocky Mountains that run along the border between Montana and Idaho.

Also, the local newspaper Montana Standard reported that the production recorded scenes near the Big Hole River on the I-15 road between Butte and Melrose.
Image courtesy of Paramount Network - Maps: Bitterroot Valley / Big Hole River


Schwartz and Meyer
The exterior of the Schwartz & Meyer bank building in Salt Lake City is actually located at 2505 Lincoln Avenue in Ogden, Utah, on the corner of 25th Street.

Some more scenes set in the streets of the city were filmed on Ogden's iconic 25th Street, a three-block district filled with great restaurants, art galleries, and shops.

The Endless Indulgence bar in season 3, episode 5, is a clothing store specializing in retro and vintage wear at 136 25th Street.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Map


Yellowstone drehort
Scenes in a nightclub were filmed at The Outlaw Saloon also in Ogden. The city actually boasts remarkable nightlife.

Located almost 40 miles north of Salt Lake City, Ogden is a railroad town surrounded by magnificent mountains with awesome hiking and mountain biking trails.

Also, Kevin Costner was spotted filming at Stevens-Henager College in Ogden Campus, West Haven.
Image courtesy of Paramount Network - Maps: Outlaw Saloon / Endless Indulgence


Bull ride arena
Some rodeo scenes were filmed at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, the venue that hosts the annual Utah County Fair located in the town of Spanish Fork.
Image courtesy of Paramount Network and Google Maps


Nicklaus Clubhouse
Dan Jenkins' lodge is the luxurious and modern Nicklaus Clubhouse at Promontory Club in Park City, Utah.

If you can afford it, there are plenty of year-long activities available to visitors, like skiing in the Rocky Mountains, the Painted Valley Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, or the world-class equestrian center.
Image courtesy of Paramount Network - Map

The new Season 4 Yellowstone Locations

Yellowstone Season 4 Locations
In its fourth season, the hit TV show focused filming only in Montana, as director and co-creator Taylor Sheridan reportedly told Deadline, although Yellowstone also filmed scenes in North Texas.

The sequence with Kayce in the first episode at the Montana Livestock Association offices was filmed in a building at 163 S 2nd Street in Downtown Hamilton, MT.
Image courtesy of Paramount Network and Google Maps


Kayce Dutton
The car chase ends at the Meridian Road and Bear Creek Road intersection located about 12 miles north of Hamilton.
Image courtesy of Paramount Network - Map


Bozeman General Hospital
Also in the first episode, "Half the Money", Beth meets Carter at the Bozeman General Hospital.

There is a Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital in Bozeman, MT, but all the scenes were filmed at the Community Medical Center in Missoula.
Image courtesy of Paramount Network - Map


The Bosque Ranch
The fourth episode, "Winning or Learning", opens with Jimmy (played by Jefferson White), on the road to the 6666 ranch in Texas, who has left the Yellowstone to go on the horse-showing circuit with Travis.

This sequence was filmed at WestWorld of Scottsdale, a huge, multipurpose venue in Arizona.

The rodeo arena is the equestrian center located in this complex, featuring over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space.
Image courtesy of Paramount Network - Map


Four Sixes Ranch
The famous Four Sixes Ranch or the 6666 Ranch is an institution in the world of American Quarter Horse Racing.

The legendary ranch, located in King County, Texas, was established in 1900 and spans about 350,000 acres of land.
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Montana Livestock Association
The anti-industrial animal farming protest from episode five, "Under a Blanket of Red", at the field office in Livingston was filmed at Railroad and Woody Street in Missoula.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Map


Mary's Brazos Cafe
In episode eight, "No Kindness for the Coward", Jimmy and Emily (Kathryn Kelly) have dinner at Mary's Brazos Cafe in Weatherford, the town where the series co-creator Taylor Sheridan is resident.
Image courtesy of Paramount Network - Map


Ruby's Cafe
The Ruby's Cafe is located at 2101 Regent Street in Missoula.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Map


Will Rogers Memorial Center
The rodeo scenes in episode nine, "No Such Thing as Fair", were filmed at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, a 120-acre equestrian and event complex in Fort Worth.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Map


Missoula County Justice Court
Summer's trial in the season finale was recorded at Missoula County Courthouse, which also doubles as Montana State Capitol in season five.

Both the exterior and the beautifully restored interior rooms of this historical justice court are featured in the series.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Map


Market Equities
Across the street from the Missoula County Courthouse sits the office building that serves as the Market Equities' Montana headquarters, the Garlington Building at 350 Ryman.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Map


Gray Wolf Peak Casino
The Gray Wolf Peak Casino from the third episode of the fifth season, "Tall Drink of Water", is a real casino in Missoula.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Map

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29 comments
  1. Loving this series! Kelly Reilly is awesome.

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    1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Yellowstone !!! Can't wait until tomorrow night's 3rd season episode begins.

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    2. absolutely DESPISE beth! the most over-acted, obnoxious character in the history of cinema

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  2. I love Yellowstone I can't get enough of the show. I lived in Salmon Idaho for years always went to Darby. I have been at Cheif Josephs ranch many times.

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  3. Amazing to see Rip and Beth's relationship grow stronger and it's the smaller details in their characters that are being revealed like their dancing together at the Whiskey Bar and, of course, the roof scene where both of their personalities soften and become more tender to each other. Beth is on point when she senses that Rip is going to say it but asks that he reserve for a later time when she needs it. All I can say about the attack scene at Beth's office is that she is one formidable woman to reckon with and,of course, I absolutely LOVED when Rip says it at the time when she needs it most and she is at her worst! Taylor Sheridan's attention to detail is absolutely amazing and he gets it and nails it as far as I am concerned. Oh, and I love that Jimmy's character is getting more extended play in the future. I admire the dedication to their craft and the willingness to perfect their new western skills to make it very authentic. I knew Kelly Reilly was from England and with the help of her dialect coach most people are totally surprised about this. More Kudos to Kelly on that!

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  4. gripping drama, but in the old days of westerns is was the good guys against the bad guys, sadly in this you have to pick the BAD guy you root for. I guess there is no one good in corrupt society anymore.

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  5. Love the show... can't get enough of it. Does anyone know where the location of Dan Jenkin's lodge is? It's not mentioned in the article...

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    1. It’s a place called promontory Utah. There are two jack Nicklaus signature golf courses 5here and 5hats the restaurant and pro shop. Very very nice and top of the line all the way.

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  6. My wife and I Love Yellowstone, always liked Kevin Costner, we have a cabin near Darby and visit it as often as possible. It's hard because we live near Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, far far away. This Summer we saw activity at the "Dutton Homesite" which had a Yellowstone sign over the Main entrance, our friends who live there told us the series was being partially filmed there...Really cool...Montana is an Awesome state, we love it.... Durhams

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  7. This series is absolutely fantastic love it but there is one small detail at the beginning when you see the big dredging wheel that is supposed to be digging out dirt it is turning backwards, its supposed to be turning in the opposite direction just thought you mite want to know, besides that can't wait for season three you go John Dutton

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    1. Glad to know that I wasn't the only one that noticed that too! Come on season 3!!

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  8. So I'm wondering if the second Beck brother died ...or will he return next season ...angrier and meaner than ever …? Just wondering. I'm also glad John Dutton gave Rip the house; no one in that family is more dedicated to him than Rip. Really getting into this fictitious story. And it has been mocked by the critics as a "cheap western soap."

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    1. Those who can do , do it well . Those who can't sit around and moan and groan . Also who appointed you as God of the series ??? You know nothing about what is good and what is not !!! It is a wonderful series and I hope it goes on for years !!!!

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  9. Love, Love, Love this show, just wish they would have a few more shows per season.

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  10. Best show on TV, where are the Emmy noms?

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  11. BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!!!!
    WONDERFUL CAST (ESPECIALLY LUKE GRIMES)
    NEED TO ADD SCOTT EASTWOOD!

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  12. EXCELLENT!!
    Exceptionally well done, true to life. I grew up in similar circumstances.
    It was hard but fun, looking back

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  13. A friend told me it was his favorite show and, just for the heck of it, I recorded it. Now I'm hooked !

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  14. I agree about Scott Eastwood.. Yes, please add him to the bunkhouse..!! Fantastic series with lots of great things to look at.....both scenic and actors.. I really love Rip..

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  15. does anyone know how big is the ranch in the serie ( i think i've heard about 200 000 acres maybe i've dreamed that)

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  16. Does anyone know where they film the scenes for Rip’s house? I know they were filming up Brown’s Canyon near Park City and swear I saw it, even had the big rock on the left corner of the house, it was at the entrance to Thousand Peaks Ranch. So love this series!

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  17. Is the Buckin Rail Saloon a real Dillon MT tavern?

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  18. Season 1, Ep 2: Can you tell me what church was used? It looks very similar to church used in a Longmire episode. thank you.

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  19. As John Dutton said in the show, "Sometimes good men have to do bad things." You may also think of it as "sometimes you've got to fight fire with fire." It may not be something you want to do, but it may be the lesser of two evils. As for the old westerns, things aren't as "black and white" as they used to be.

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  20. Does anyone know where The Beck bros house is?

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  21. I love the show. I have wondered all week what will happen in the season finale. I have learned quite a lot about life far from the Southeast where I live.

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  22. On what route is the Wyoming/Montana border that they take some unlucky employees to the train station?

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  23. Love this show, especially how real life issues are brought to light. Missing Native American women is an issue that is a real problem that needs to be fixed. Bravo to Taylor Sheridan for your writing about these problems.

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