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scenic route from Salt Lake city to Yellowstone,Winter in Yellowstone

  1. By kevin
  2. On Aug 6, 2018
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

Winter in Yellowstone means fewer crowds,frigid temperatures,and steaming geyser basins.Skis,snowshoes,snowcoaches,and snowmobiles become the primary modes of transportation as roads close,rivers and lakes freeze,and snowstorms transform the park into a winter wonderland.Choose a scenic route from Salt Lake city to Yellowstone for a holiday by our Yellowstone travel guide on the site.

scenic route from Salt Lake city to Yellowstone,Winter in Yellowstone

December

Visitation:low

Services:limited

Access:winter travel restrictions for all areas except Mammoth to northeast entrance

Suggested Activities:skiing/snowshoeing,snowmobiling,guided snowcoach tours,overnight at Old Faithful,wildlife watching

Highlights:bighorn sheep rut(north entrance),rime ice and steam inversions(thermal areas),trumpeter swans(rivers with open water),wolves(Lamar Valley)

Significant Dates:Mid-December-interior roads open to oversnow travel

scenic route from Salt Lake city to Yellowstone,Winter in Yellowstone

January

Visitation:low

Services:limited

Roads:winter travel restrictions for all areas except Mammoth to northeast entrance

Suggested Activities:skiing/snowshoeing,snowmobiling,guided snowcoach tours,overnight at Old Faithful,ranger-led programs,wildlife watching

Highlights:American dippers(rivers with open water),coyotes and foxes hunting(snow-covered meadows throughout the park),rime ice and steam inversions(thermal areas),trumpeter swans(rivers with open water),wolves(Lamar Valley)

February

Visitation:low

Services:limited

Roads:winter travel restrictions for all areas except Mammoth to northeast entrance

Suggested Activities:skiing/snowshoeing,snowmobiling,guided snowcoach tours,overnight at Old Faithful,ranger-led programs,wildlife watching

Highlights:American dippers(rivers with open water),coyotes and foxes hunting(snow-covered meadows throughout the park),rime ice and steam inversions(thermal areas),trumpeter swans(rivers with open water),wolves(Lamar Valley)