• Yellowstone and Tetons winter snowshoe tours
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  • Snowshoeing in Yellowston and the Grand Tetons, Wyoming
  • Dogsledding in Yellowston and the Grand Tetons, Wyoming
  • Backroads Yellowstone and Tetons Winter Snow Adventure Tour

Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure Tour

 
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Wyoming's Winter Silence & Serenity

  • Snowshoe in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, soaking up the silence and serenity
  • Spot 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

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.

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Itinerary

Day 1 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.

Days 2-3 Journey by snow coach into awe-inspiring 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 Old Faithful, Castle and Spasmodic Geysers | Ascend Geyser Hill for a breathtaking panorama of snow-covered mountains | Put a final spin on the day at the lodge's ice skating pond.

Day 4 Snowshoe along the Firehole River as you take in vistas of the surrounding mountains | Explore southern Yellowstone en route to 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 Teton Range.

Days 5-6 Snowshoe to Bradley and Taggart Lakes under towering peaks | Wander the wood sidewalks of the Old-West town of Jackson, exploring its art galleries and shops.

Accomodations were fantastic Scenery was unbelievable Guides were knowledgable and friendly Can't ask for much more. We saw Old Faithful without a crowd, Snowshoed (for a Florida guy who had never even seen such snow), rode dogsleds and saw wildlife of all kinds including bison, elk, wolves, deer, bighorn sheep and bobcats We are planning to take the Canadian Snow Adventure next year
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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. Read the Straight Talk

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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 & Service Standards

Old Faithful Snow Lodge is a fairly rustic national park lodge that reflects the natural surroundings of Yellowstone National Park. While this hotel offers simpler accommodations than the typical Backroads property, it provides unparalleled access to the best hiking and snowshoeing in the region. Please note that guest rooms are not equipped with televisions.

Generally speaking, service in the national parks can seem laid-back when compared with the high standards of service found on other Backroads trips.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking Without Your Leaders

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.
$4,198 - $4,998
pp dbl. occ.
(+$950 to $1,250 for sgl. occ.)

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Casual & Premiere Hotels*

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Rainbow Ranch Lodge

Rainbow Ranch Lodge

Big Sky (1 night)

This intimate riverside lodge is located in the sweeping Gallatin Valley in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge

Old Faithful Snow Lodge 

Old Faithful (2 nights)

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

Hotel Jackson

Hotel Jackson

* Premiere Hotel
Jackson Hole (2 nights)

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

Guest Reviews

There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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from Sebring, Fl

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Accomodations were fantastic Scenery was unbelievable Guides were knowledgable and friendly Can't ask for much more. We saw Old Faithful without a crowd, Snowshoed (for a Florida guy who had never even seen such snow), rode dogsleds and saw wildlife of all kinds including bison, elk, wolves, deer, bighorn sheep and bobcats We are planning to take the Canadian Snow Adventure next year

 
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Yellowstone in the winter is magic

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from Cincinnati OH

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We chose this Backroads trip to celebrate our 30th anniversary and it was wonderful. The itinerary, the trip leaders, the food, the lodgings - all were perfect.

 
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Yellowstone in winter is an outstanding experience

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Breath-taking scenery and wildlife -- the type of experience that creates memories for a lifetime.

 
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Once again, Backroads exceeded my expectations

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from Denton, TX

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This was my second Backroads trip. Once again, this trip exceeded my expectations. I was very impressed by the manner in which the leaders communicated with us and kept us informed. I learned new things about the destination as well as advances in cold weather technology.

 
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The itinerary was perfect!
The beauty of the area in the winter is indescribable! The solitude of winter allows for quiet moments filled with surprises such as watching a geyser erupt with you as the sole viewer. The necessary slower pace of the trip allows for a perfect mix of group time vs solo time.
The various modes of required over-snow transportation added an element of experiencing the logistics needed to navigate life in this environment.
The guides were always smiling even when the weather caused them to go to plan B or plan C!
This trip is the perfect way to experience Yellowstone & Grand Teton in the winter!

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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.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 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.

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Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
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1 Walking/Hiking 2 100
Other Dog Sledding (1 Hour)
2 Walking/Hiking 1 50
Walking/Hiking 3 100
Other Snow Coach Tour of Madison Area &Lower Geyser Basin (3.5 Hours)
3 Walking/Hiking 1 50 5 400 6 500
Other Optional Nordic Skiing (3-12 Miles)
Other Snow Coach Shuttle to Old Faithful Snow Lodge (2 Hours)
4 Walking/Hiking 1 50
Walking/Hiking 3 50
Other Snow Coach Tour Old Faithful to Jackson (4 Hours)
5 Walking/Hiking 4 100
Walking/Hiking 5 200
6 Walking/Hiking 3 500
Other Sleigh Ride (1 Hour)
 

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Yellowstone

In Winter It's More Like Whitestone

Yellowstone during the quiet winter months is a land transformed, and for years our Backroads team has been out on snowshoes and skis, looking for unique backcountry experiences to share with active travelers. The result is this one-of-a-kind Multisport trip exploring the great national park we know so well in what is arguably its most beautiful phase, when thick plumes of steam rise from the hot springs and trees boughs droop under the silent weight of the snow.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Yellowstone live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

The Best Leaders in Yellowstone

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Yellowstone, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

We Were Born Here (in 1979)

Backroads has been inviting active travelers to explore our own backyard since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. We offer more trips than anyone else in Yellowstone, and we've spent more years finding the best ones. What keeps it real is having a consistent vision and the same passionately committed leadership for nearly four decades.

We Invented the Multisport Trip

After 30 years of creating Backroads Multisport Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Yellowstone with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multisport concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

The Value of Casual Inn Trips

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this Casual Inns trip includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,398 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,398 pp dbl occ

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