Yellowstone Winter Adventure!

Last Cost: $4,875
Next Trip: TBD

Trip Rating: Challenging Maximum Daily mileage: 4-8
Terrain: Hilly with uneven patches, rocks, and roots
Elevation gains: Up to 750 feet

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Discover the pristine, wild beauty of Yellowstone in winter!

Explore Wyoming wilderness!

Be one of the lucky few to savor the world’s first national park at its most secluded best ? when wildlife is easiest to see, the landscape turns magical, and snow blankets the park.

Marvel at North America’s largest mammal,
which struggled back from the brink of extinction.
Watch Old Faithful blow her beautiful top!
Focus in on Lamar Valley’s wolves.
Thrill at extraordinary wildlife watching.
Explore gorgeous trails at Mammoth Terraces.
(Photo by Katie)
  • Safari through wildlife-rich Lamar Valley, looking for - and learning about - moose, pronghorn, bighorned sheep, elk, eagles, fox, coyote, and the elusive wolves that returned here in ’95.
  • Hike through other-worldly sculptures of travertine, ice and hot springs at Mammoth Terraces.
  • Journey over closed park roads in a private 13-person snow coach, with a driver who is Intimately familiar with the park’s wonders.
  • Cozy up at the charming Snow Lodge, the park’s only winter housing in 2019.
  • Snowshoe along the Firehole River, looking for playful pine martens and other wildlife. (No experience necessary.)
  • Explore the richest geyser basin on earth. Though born of the same water and rock, watch how differently each geyser plays in the sky.
  • Spot and photograph wildlife on a day-long snow coach excursion deep into the park.
  • Discover the magnificence of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone as you snowshoe along its rim.
  • Cross-country ski during free time among the park’s natural wonders.
Day 1

Fly into Bozeman, MT, where we’ll meet you at 2 pm and drive to the outskirts of Yellowstone. Enjoy dinner together and then return to our comfy Best Western for a swim or hot-tub soak.

Day 2

Grab breakfast-to-go and join our wildlife safari through Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley. Our local guide will help us spot and learn about the abundant wildlife that makes this area famous -- including elk, moose, bison, pronghorn, bighorned sheep, fox, sheep, eagles, coyote, and wolves. After our safari, hike Mammoth Terrace’s boardwalks to see magnificent sculptures created by ice, hot springs and travertine terracing. End a great day with a casual Wyoming dinner together.

Day 3

After an early breakfast, board our private snow coach and journey into Yellowstone’s secluded interior. Along the way, spot wildlife and learn about life in this wintry wild west. When we arrive at the Snow Lodge, we’ll lunch together. Then, we’ll slide into snow shoes and take a short jaunt to watch Old Faithful put on her show. We’ll also check out the Visitor Center’s movies and exhibits. We’ll enjoy dinner together at the Snow Lodge.

Spot a napping moose, with her calf hidden nearby.
Day 4

Savor a hearty lodge breakfast and then strap on snowshoes for a guided morning tour of the area’s forests, backcountry and Firehole River. During afternoon free time, you can rent cross-country skis, take a nap, or curl up with a book next to a crackling fire. Enjoy dinner at the Snow Lodge.

Snowshoe along the majestic Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
Gaze into the gorgeous hues of Yellowstone’s hot springs.
Go on a wildlife safari.
Day 5

Breakfast at the Snow Lodge. Then grab your camera and snowshoes, and join us for a day-long exploration of the park’s interior. Our destination is the Yellowstone River’s Grand Canyon. This river is the park’s namesake. Its ?grand? canyon stretches 20 mile, and is up to 4,000 feet wide and 1,200 feet deep. We’ll drive to the best canyon views and then don our snowshoes for a pretty trek along its rim. Our drive to and from the canyon provides great opportunities to see and photograph wildlife. Lunch is included on this tour. We’ll enjoy dinner together at the Snow Lodge.

Day 6

After a yummy lodge breakfast, join us to snowshoe the upper geyser basin. We’ll peer deep into hot springs, gaze at spurting geysers, trek along the river, look for bison, and read tracks written in the snow. You can choose how to spend your final afternoon in this magical place; we can offer suggestions. Enjoy a last dinner at the Snow Lodge.

Day 7

After an early breakfast, board our snow coach for the morning ride back to Mammoth Hot Springs. We’ll lunch in Mammoth at the Terrace Grille and then head toward Bozeman. During a casual dinner of soup and salad at our Holiday Inn Express, we’ll share stories and memories of the week ? and friendship.

Day 8

We’ll drive you to nearby Bozeman airport in the morning. You’ll return home with a heart full of confidence, friendship, adventure, and nature’s peace; a camera full of photos; and stories and memories for years to come.

Play in Yellowstone’s winter’s wonderland!
Look for curious little pine martens.
Explore Yellowstone with no crowds!
Snowy roads are closed in winter, limits
transport to snow coaches and snowmobiles.
Guides Scout and Rebel look forward to adventuring with you!
Walk on the wild side next winter!

The trip cost includes:

  • 2 nights* at the Best Western in Gardiner, MT
  • 4 nights* at Yellowstone’s Snow Lodge
  • 1 night* at Holiday Inn Express in Belgrade, MT
  • Private snow coach transportation to and from the Snow Lodge
  • Private snow coach tour of the park’s interior and to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
  • 6 1/2-hour wildlife safari of the Lamar Valley
  • Guided snowshoe tours of Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon, Fire River, and Upper Geyser Basin
  • Guided tour of Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Snowshoe rental for 3 days
  • 7 hot breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • Park permits and entrance fees
  • Online photos of the trip
  • Gratuities for the snow coach driver, safari guide, snowshoe guides and housecleaning staff
  • Advance booklet packed with trip itineraries, details, and tips ~ plus area info and maps
  • 2 experienced guides throughout our trip.
  • Unforgettable memories, warm friendships, renewed sense of confidence and great stories

*Lodging is double occupancy. Solo rooms are unavailable on this trip.

Each trip is open to 10 women, in addition to our two guides. This trip will fill very quickly on a first-come basis, so don’t wait long to register.

Hold your spot by using our online registration, or by mailing the registration form , along with your $500 non-refundable deposit. (Full payment is due 60 days before the trip.)