Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure Tour
Winter Serenity: Old Faithful 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: Casual & Premiere Hotels*
Montana & Wyoming
Start Bozeman / End Jackson
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
- 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
6 Days Casual & Premiere Hotels*
Embark on an exhilarating snowshoe adventure through the sparkling Gallatin Valley | Learn about dogsledding from an expert musher—then drive your own sled! | Marvel at the snowy landscape from a warming tent with a hot drink | Listen to the Gallatin River flow by from our cozy lodge.
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)
Journey by snow coach into breathtaking Yellowstone National Park | Keep an eye out for graceful trumpeter swans while traveling along the Madison River | Watch for bison foraging in open meadows and steam rising from colorful geothermal pools | Snowshoe through Upper Geyser Basin, passing celebrated park landmarks like Old Faithful, Castle and Spasmodic Geysers | Put a final spin on a thrilling day at the lodge's ice-skating pond.
A superb example of classic "parkitecture," this lodge features log and cedar accents, rustic wildlife-themed décor and proximity to the famed geyser.
Snowshoe along the Firehole River as you take in vistas of the surrounding mountains | Explore southern Yellowstone en route to awe-inspiring Grand Teton National Park in a heated snow coach | Cross over the Continental Divide and explore West Thumb's geothermal features | Admire Lake Yellowstone, Lewis Canyon, Lewis Falls and astounding views of the magnificent Teton Range | Snowshoe to Bradley and Taggart Lakes under towering peaks | 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 | Discover local artists' work at the National Wildlife Art Museum.
Located just one block from picturesque Jackson Town Square, this luxury boutique hotel blends western history with modern comfort.
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. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.
- 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
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.