Packing for a Winter Vacation in Yellowstone

Winter weather in Yellowstone can be unpredictable any time of year, so be sure to check the forecast and pack accordingly!

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Yellowstone National Park Packing List

The first thing your packing list should be the US National Parks Pass! The America the Beautiful Annual Pass costs $80 and is valid for one year from the date of purchase.


Insulated winter boots should be rated for 20 below zero Fahrenheit or colder. Single layer insulated boots with the equivalent of 400 grams of Thinsulate insulation or the equivalent are recommended.

Winter Boots

Wicking is important for any clothing that touches skin. The awesome thing about wicking fabric is it pulls moisture (sweat) away from you and moves it to the fabric’s outer surface, where it can dry quickly.

Clothing to Wear

Insulated Winter Gloves

Mitts provide more warmth that gloves, but gloves allow individual finger movement. If it’s extremely cold, use an insulating glove inside a waterproof shell mitt to provide dexterity and warmth.

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