Plan a Vacation to Yellowstone in January

In January the Yellowstone landscape is covered with snow. Steam from the hot pools and geysers is more pronounced, and wildlife stands out against the snow.


Yellowstone Services in January

The road is open to Cooke City, Montana, after which the road is closed. Services are very limited between Mammoth Hot Springs and Cooke City, Montana.

Drive the North Entrance in January

As you drive through Lamar Valley, look for bison and elk… and if you’re lucky, you’ll see wolves, fox or moose!

Yellowstone Hiking in January

There will be a lot of snow in January so snowshoeing and cross country skiing are the best ways to experience the trails. 

Yellowstone Waterfalls in January

There are a few waterfalls you can see on snowcoach tours: – Firehole Falls – Gibbon Falls – Lower Falls

Yellowstone Geysers and Hot Pots in January

The geysers and hot pools are fantastic to see and photograph in January. Also be sure to look for the hoarfrost on the trees.

Yellowstone Wildlife in January

Since the park is covered with a blanket of white snow, it’s easier to see the bison, elk, foxes, coyotes, and wolves.

Photography in January in Yellowstone

There may be sun, snow, clouds, fog, and frost that will create mood. Look for reflections when taking pictures in Yellowstone.

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