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Yellowstone Winter Adventure!

Cost: $4,985
Next Trip: Jan. 18-25, 2020

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

*** NOTE: This trip is filled. We encourage you to sign up for our waiting list.
No deposit is required for the wait list. ***

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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 secluded best ... when wildlife is easiest to see, and the snow-blanketed landscape turns magical.

Watch Old Faithful blow her beautiful top!
Play in Yellowstone’s winter wonderland!
Focus in on Lamar Valley’s wolves.
 
"Everything was beyond my expectations!" ~Dewey Down
 
Thrill at extraordinary wildlife watching.
Explore gorgeous trails at Mammoth Terraces.
 
"I loved every bit of this trip. I felt like a little kid with my eyes wide open, soaking in wonderment and beauty everywhere I looked. This was a trip of a lifetime for me." ~Dream Catcher
  • 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.
  • Snowshoe along the Firehole River, looking for playful pine martens and other wildlife. (No snowshoe experience necessary.)
  • Cross-country ski!
  • 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.
  • Gaze at unbelievable star-speckled skies.
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 lodge 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, eagles, coyote, and wolves. After our safari, hike Mammoth Terrace’s boardwalks to admire 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. We’ll lunch together when we arrive at the Snow Lodge. Then, don snow shoes and take a short jaunt to watch Old Faithful put on her steamy show. We’ll also check out the Visitor Center’s movies and exhibits. Enjoy dinner together at the Snow Lodge.

Day 4

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 afternoon in this magical place; we can offer suggestions. Enjoy dinner at the Snow Lodge.

Spot moose.
Snowshoe along the majestic Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
Gaze into the gorgeous hues of Yellowstone’s hot springs.
Look for Yellowstone’s wolves...
Day 6

Enjoy a guided tour of the area’s forest, backcountry And Firehole River. Half of our group will snowshoe in the morning; half will snowshoe in the afternoon. During your free time, you can rent cross-country skis, take a nap, or curl up with a book next to a crackling fire. Dine together at the Snow Lodge.

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 miles, and is up to 4,000 feet wide and 1,200 feet deep. We’ll drive to the best canyon view and then don our snowshoes for a pretty trek along its rim. Our drive to and from the canyon provides great chances to see and photograph wildlife. The tour includes lunch. Then, enjoy a last dinner in the heart of Yellowstone.

Day 7

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

Day 8

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

Explore Yellowstone with no crowds! Roads are closed
in winter, limiting transport to snow coaches and snowmobiles. Play in Yellowstone’s winter’s wonderland!
... and for curious little pine martens.
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Yellowstone in winter is a wildlife lover&146;s dream!
 
"I loved going so deep off the normal grid ... lasting memories of unspoiled wilderness. This trip exceeded all my expectations." ~Trac
 
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.

Please review our Policies before registering.

Although our trips are filled, openings do occasionally become available, so we encourage you to join our wait list. You will be contacted if an opening occurs.

Testimonials:

  • "Everything was beyond my expectations!" ~Dewey Down
  • "I loved every bit of this trip. I felt like a little kid with my eyes wide open, soaking in wonderment and beauty everywhere I looked. This was a trip of a lifetime for me." ~Dream Catcher
  • "I loved going so deep off the normal grid ... lasting memories of unspoiled wilderness. This trip exceeded all my expectations." ~Trac