Yellowstone and Tetons winter snowshoe tours
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Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure Tour
Yellowstone snowshoe tours
Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure Tour
Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure Tour
Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure Tour
Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure Tour
Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure Tour
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Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons Family Snow Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s

National Park Winter Serenity from Bozeman to Jackson

Of course there's value in sharing. But having Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks all to ourselves seems pretty sweet. The sight of bison lumbering across the icy landscape. Otters fishing in semi-frozen streams. Maybe even a glimpse of a cautious gray wolf. A winter wonderland of epic proportions. And we can't wait to share it with you.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere & Casual Hotels*

FROM: $5,299 - $5,499 pp dbl occ
($1,100 for sgl occ)

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Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure
Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure

Montana & Wyoming

Start Bozeman / End Jackson

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Snowshoe in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, soaking up the quiet and peacefulness of these national parks in winter
  • Witness herds of bison peppering the vast frozen plain—a quintessential sight in this spectacular winter landscape
  • Behold Yellowstone's famous steaming fumaroles and bubbling mud pots—magic against the snow-brightened landscape
  • Marvel at the snowcapped peaks of the Teton Range, whose grandeur is at its best in the wintertime
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere & Casual Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Journey into Yellowstone National Park | Witness steam rising from colorful geothermal pools amid the winter landscape on a guided snowshoe excursion at Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces | Cozy up near the fireplace at Sage Lodge or take a soak in an outdoor hot tub.

Sage Lodge, Pray
Sage Lodge
Pray
| Premiere Hotel

A luxurious resort nestled between two mountain ranges above the Yellowstone River—a place where you can engage fully with the natural elements of Montana. (spa)

Days 2-3

Travel by snowcoach to one of the park’s most photographed spots—the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone—with its immense size, multicolored canyon walls and thundering waterfalls | In winter, massive Lower Falls often freezes into a natural ice sculpture—truly a magical sight! | On snowshoes, explore the rim, passing through stands of snow-dusted lodgepole pine | Watch for bison foraging in open meadows and steam rising from colorful geothermal pools | Snowshoe to peaceful Upper Geyser Basin, with the highest concentration of geothermal features in the park | Pass by steaming Morning Glory Pool and witness Castle Geyser's turreted cone eruption and surges from Spasmodic Geyser's two sunken pools | Climb up Geyser Hill to Observation Point for a fantastic and otherworldly lookout | Watch Old Faithful Geyser blow its steam | Grab a pair of skates at the lodge and wander over to the ice skating pond or kick your feet up by the bonfire.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Yellowstone National Park
| *Casual Hotel

A superb example of classic "parkitecture," this lodge features log and cedar accents, rustic wildlife-themed décor and proximity to the famed geyser.

Days 4-6

Discover three beautiful states in one day—snowshoeing in Montana along the Firehole River with vistas of western Yellowstone National Park's mountains and chances to spot beavers, traveling through Idaho and kicking up your feet in Wyoming! | Snowshoe to Bradley and Taggart Lakes under towering peaks in awe-inspiring Grand Teton National Park | Wander the wood sidewalks of the Old West town of Jackson, browsing its art galleries and shops | Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through herds of elk | See local artists' work at the National Wildlife Art Museum.

Hotel Jackson, Wyoming
Hotel Jackson
Jackson
| Premiere Hotel

Located just one block from picturesque Jackson Town Square, this luxury boutique hotel blends western history with modern comfort.

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Snowshoeing
in Yellowstone National Park (2–4 miles; 100–200' elevation gain)
Day 2
Snowshoeing
in Yellowstone National Park (2–4 miles; 50–100' elevation gain)
Other
Snowcoach Tour to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (4 hours)
Day 3
Snowshoeing
in Upper Geyser Basin (1-7 miles; 50-500' elevation gain)
Day 4
Snowshoeing
along the Firehole River (2 miles; minimal elevation gain)
Other
Snowcoach Tour to Jackson (4 hours)
Day 5
Snowshoeing
in Grand Teton National Park (4–5 miles; 100–200' elevation gain)
Day 6
Other
Sleigh Ride (1 hour)
National Museum of Wildlife Art Tour (1 hour)

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations, Meals & Service Standards

On this trip we spend two nights at Old Faithful Snow Lodge. While these accommodations reflect the natural surroundings of the national parks and provide unparalleled access to the best activities in the area, they are simpler than is typical of Backroads lodging. The lodge has basic guest rooms that are not equipped with televisions; breakfasts and dinners throughout the week may lack variety and tend toward simple ingredients. Overall, the service standards can seem slow and casual when compared with the hospitality found on other Backroads trips. Please note that internet and cell phone service are extremely limited throughout the parks.

Hiking in Small Groups

The National Park Service limits the size of all groups in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Accordingly, you'll hike and snowshoe in small groups with Backroads leaders and local guides. We appreciate your cooperation with the parks' regulations.

Cold-Weather Attire

Winter weather in Yellowstone and Tetons can be among the coldest in the United States, but you can comfortably enjoy the outdoors if you're properly dressed. In order to snowshoe or hike in the snow, you must wear waterproof snow boots or hiking boots and waterproof breathable pants, jacket and gloves. Your clothing should be warm enough to allow you to comfortably remain outside in below-freezing conditions for 2–4 hours at a time. Layers are encouraged for when we snowshoe.

Severe Weather

You can't have a winter wonderland without some winter weather. During December, January and February when our trips run, snow and below-freezing temperatures are likely, and even rain is possible. Please know that if we encounter severe weather during the trip that affects our planned activities, your Trip Leaders will find alternate activities that you're sure to enjoy.

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