- By John
- On Oct 22, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Winter is beautiful in Yellowstone National Park. We talk about the things what to see in Yellowstone in one day here. Blanketed by snow, the 2.2-million-acre park exudes a mythical beauty. Yellowstone offers miles of trails that lead past frosted woods, steaming hot springs and snow-packed meadows.
Things to Do in Winter in Yellowstone
Snowshoe and cross-country ski.
Yellowstone offers miles of trails that lead past frosty woods, steaming hot springs and snow-covered meadows. You won’t soon forget gliding within sight of a bison herd or striding near elk tracks. You can learn about the wildlife and the winter ecology on guided snowshoe and cross-country tours. These are available through February.
Take a snowcoach tour.
See Old Faithful and the park’s Grand Canyon in the comfort of a snowcoach, a small bus-like vehicle equipped to maneuver on Yellowstone’s wintry roads. From the third week of December through the end of February, most park roads close and snowcoaches and snowmobiles provide much of the transportation.
Sign-up for a Winter Wolf Discovery or other Lodging & Learning program.
Learn about Yellowstone’s wolves on four-day naturalist-led program based at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Travel to wolf and elk territory on a plowed road and go on guided snowshoe hikes to observe the animals. On other special winter Lodging & Learning programs, cross-country ski or snowshoe to experience Yellowstone. Programs are available through most of the winter season.