Yellowstone National Park: Top 10 Things to Do in Winter


Top 10 Things to Do in Winter

Don't miss our recommended list of Top 10 Things to Do in Yellowstone during the winter season.

1. Snowcoach Tour of Yellowstone

Hop aboard a snowcoach for the best wildlife and sightseeing tour in the park during the winter. Tour options can include Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

2. Stay at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge

One of the best ways to experience the park in the winter is to stay in one of two park lodges, either Old Faithful Snow Lodge or Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Enjoy snowcoach, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing right from your lodge.

3. Visit the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone is a treat for any winter visitor. The animals within the center are unable to re-enter the wild for various reasons.

4. Soak in the Boiling River Hot Springs

Just north of Mammoth Hot Springs, treat yourself to a warm winter soak where the Boiling River enters the Gardner River.

5. Join a Ranger for a Snowshoe Walk

From Mammoth or West Yellowstone, join a park ranger for a guided snowshoe walk in the park. This is a great way to learn a thing or two about wildlife, geothermal features, and enjoy the scenery in a blanket of snow.

6. Snowmobile the Two Top Trail

Rent your own snowmobile or join a guided tour and explore one of the most popular snowmobile trails around.

7. Cross Country Ski the Riverside Trails

Rent a pair of cross country skis and head into Yellowstone from West Yellowstone via the Riverside Trails. This easy to follow trail follows the Madison River.

8. Spend a day Skiing at Big Sky

Head on up the road from West Yellowstone and spend a day skiing the biggest terrain in North America at Big Sky Resort.

9. Go Ice Fishing on Hebgen Lake

Try something a little out of the ordinary and head up to Hebgen Lake for a day of ice fishing.

10. Go on a Historic Walking Tour through Town

The West Yellowstone Chamber publishes a self guided Historic Walking Tour brochure of town. It's a great way to explore town and learn a little history.

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