Yellowstone National Park Winter Tours

There are many activities and Yellowstone National Park winter tours available for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, and photography!

The top reason we enjoy visiting Yellowstone in the winter is the unique experience you can’t get anywhere else! Yellowstone is a destination like no other, and with limited ways to enter the park during the winter months, you can enjoy the quiet and serenity.

Yellowstone winter tours

Use this Yellowstone National Park travel guide for a list of the winter tours available, what to pack, where to stay, services available, and weather conditions to expect this time of year.

We live only hours away and visit Yellowstone often. The tips we share are based on our experiences visiting the park this time of year, and specifically in January.

When planning a winter trip to Yellowstone, our number one tip is to pack and wear winter clothes so you can enjoy your time in the park!! Grab your free Yellowstone winter packing list by clicking the image below!

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Yellowstone Snowcoach Tour

Yellowstone National Park Winter Tours

You’ll find a variety of tours at Yellowstone National Park in the winter. Many of the tours will provide hotel pick up and drop-off. Most Yellowstone winter tours do NOT include gratuity for the guide.

Yellowstone National Park may require all guests to pay the entrance fee or show your National Park pass.

Have your camera ready to capture Yellowstone National Park winter pictures as you drive along the road, or ski along the trails.

Here’s a list of Yellowstone Winter Tours as well as some Grand Teton Winter Tours if you want to visit both parks!

photographer and guide at Yellowstone in the winter
Photographer and guide at Yellowstone in the winter

Yellowstone Snowcoach Photography Tour

Look for a Yellowstone snowcoach photo tour where there is flexibility to stop and take pictures where YOU want at any time. We highly recommend See Yellowstone Alpen Guides!

VIP Private North Yellowstone Winter Excursion

This is a private tour that takes you into the park from the North Entrance. Full day tour highlights: Paradise Valley, Yankee Jim Canyon, Gardiner, Mammoth Hot Springs, Undine Falls, Slough Creek

Yellowstone Winter Tour With Naturalist Guide

Enjoy a private road-based tour driving in and out of Yellowstone via the north entrance. Full day tour highlights: Paradise Valley, Gardiner, Mammoth Hot Springs, Lamar Valley, Emigrant, Montana.

Yellowstone Winter Wildlife Safari

On this private tour you’ll focus on Yellowstone’s northern range with two hours in Lamar Valley! Exploring the park between Mammoth Hot springs and the Lamar Valley, you may see: Elk, Moose, Fox, Coyote, Pine Marten, and maybe even Wolves!

bison in the snow at Yellowstone
Bison in the snow at Yellowstone

Winter Yellowstone Tour (with Optional Hike or Snowshoe Activity)

Check out this fun tour to see three areas of Yellowstone: Mammoth Hot Springs, Lamar Valley, and Calcite Springs overlook, where you have the option to hike or snowshoe to the overlook and check out the hot springs.

4-Day Yellowstone Wolves Winter Tour

Explore Yellowstone in the winter with a guide in search of wildlife, especially wolves! This small-group tour is family friendly and perfect for all ages. This tour includes: 3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfasts, National Park fees, beverages/snacks.

Private Tour of Yellowstone’s Winter Wonderland

We love tours like this where YOU get to decide the location and frequency of the stops based on your group’s interests. The guides track animal sightings in order to give you the best chance of viewing wildlife possible!

Yellowstone Snowshoeing Tour

Enjoy a full day private tour seeing Yellowstone in the winter from Mammoth Hot Springs to Lamar Valley. A guide will lead you on a one to two-hour tour showshoeing in Lamar Valley. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level for this snowshoeing activity.

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Multi-Day Winter Tours

There are three multi-day tours to see the most famous attractions at both parks. Enjoy winter activities including a heated snow coach adventure, horse-drawn sleigh ride, and snowshoe trek. You also have the option to customize the itinerary to suit your personal interests. For an additional cost, take a helicopter tour or dog sled excursion.

West Yellowstone Winter Tour

Full day private excursion to surrounding areas around West Yellowstone in Montana and Idaho. This tour stops at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, a ghost town, and sand dunes in the region.

Old Faithful at Yellowstone sign in the winter
Old Faithful at Yellowstone in the winter

Visiting Yellowstone in the Winter

With limited ways to enter Yellowstone in the winter, it’s a great time to visit so you can enjoy the quiet and serenity. There is limited Yellowstone winter lodging inside the park. We like to stay in West Yellowstone or Gardiner during the winter.

The weather during the winter months in Yellowstone can be unpredictable and constantly changing. Check the Yellowstone weather daily so you’re prepared for the conditions.

Temperatures range from 0 to 20 degrees F during the winter. At night and at higher elevations, temperatures can dip below 0!

Layers are key when exploring the park in the winter. Reference our winter clothing guide so you can enjoy the outdoors, even when it’s cold!

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