North America Vacation
Wyoming | Yellowstone Winter Adventure | Adult Only
Discover bubbling geysers, frozen landscapes, and fascinating wildlife without the crowds while staying in cozy accommodations in Yellowstone National Park.
6 Days / 5 Nights
Activity Level Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.
Trip Start (arrival)
Trip End (return)
USD $4899 Adult
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6 Day Yellowstone Winter Adventure featuring 4 nights in Yellowstone National Park
If you’re ready to step into a winter wonderland complete with snow-covered bison, frosted pines, frozen waterfalls and fascinating geothermal features, you’ve come to the right place. Led by experienced local guides, you’ll do what few have the chance to do and spend four nights tucked inside Yellowstone National Park. Travel to Old Faithful by private snowcoach, discovering backcountry landscapes along the way. Spend an afternoon snowshoeing to thundering waterfalls, watch wildlife vie for food in Lamar Valley and walk boardwalks between powerful geysers. When you’re not out traversing the winter-clad wilderness, relax at cozy lodges famous for their jaw-dropping locations in Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone Winter Adventure Highlights
- Hop aboard a private snowcoach from Mammoth to Old Faithful, with a stop at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
- Leave behind yeti-sized footprints in the snow as you trek to Tower Fall in snowshoes
- Watch snow-covered bison, trumpeter swans, wolves, and coyotes vie for food in Lamar Valley
- Spend four nights in Yellowstone National Park, waking up to pristine landscapes
- Walk amongst ice-covered trees and between fascinating thermal features
A few more reasons why you’ve gotta do a Wyoming Winter Vacation
Intimate Yellowstone National Park experience with fewer crowds and off-the-beaten-path winter adventures
Soak in rejuvenating mineral waters at Chico Hot Springs
Authentic countryside activities on snowy backcountry trails with mountainous backgrounds
Bozeman, Montana BZN
Bozeman, Montana BZN
Bozeman Arrival | Gardiner | Tower Fall | Mammoth Hot Springs
In the early morning hours, your tour begins in Bozeman, Montana. A scenic drive takes you along Old Yellowstone Trail Road, passing Corwin Springs with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife roaming the frosted valleys. We’ll make a short stop in Gardiner, the gateway to the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, to stretch our legs and enjoy an early lunch. Be sure to fuel up as our next stop takes you on a fascinating snowshoe adventure to Tower Fall. After a quick lesson, you’ll get your first immersion into the pristine winter landscapes of Yellowstone as you snowshoe to the 132-foot icy drop of Tower Fall. A short drive brings you to your accommodation for the night, Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Settle in and refresh before a hearty dinner at the hotel.
Lamar Valley Wildlife Drive | Mammoth Hot Spring Terrace Walk
We’ll wake up nice and early today for a sunrise Lamar Valley winter wildlife drive in Yellowstone’s northeast corner. You’ll quickly discover why Lamar Valley is deemed the “Serengeti of the West.” Keep your eye out for wolves, bison, elk, moose and bighorn sheep standing against the breathtaking snowy backdrop. We’ll stop for lunch in Cooke City before heading back to Mammoth, watching for wildlife along the way. Once back, we’ll head out for a walk amongst hot springs and terraces next to our hotel. The frozen rock formations provide a stark contrast to the steaming geysers, and thermal activity Mammoth is known for. Take time to relax and refresh at your hotel before enjoying a night on your own in the charming village of Mammoth.
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone | Lake Yellowstone
As you enjoy a hot breakfast at the hotel, it’s easy to forget this corner of Yellowstone National Park is usually buzzing with excited hikers. Yellowstone’s busy roads have turned into a frozen wonderland, and one of the few ways to get deep into the park’s magnificent landscapes is by hopping aboard a snowcoach – which is exactly your plan for the day. Specially designed to handle the snowy roads, a private snowcoach provides the ideal opportunity to see the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, and Lake Yellowstone with their winter coats on. Keep your eye out for frozen waterfalls, snow-covered bison, wolves, and coyotes along the way. After a full day of exploring, you’ll be ready for a delicious dinner at Old Faithful Snow Lodge, your home for the next two nights.
Old Faithful | Free Afternoon to Explore
Another exciting day is on the horizon! After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, put on your layers for a breathtaking snowy walk along Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin boardwalks to Old Faithful. Spot Bison and Elk taking advantage of the warm ground and watch Old Faithful erupt in all its promised glory. Once back at the hotel, the afternoon is yours to spend as you please. Head out and explore the peaceful landscapes with snowshoes on, glide along silently on cross country skis, test your skills ice skating, or simply relax by the fire. When you’ve worked up an appetite, meet up for dinner at the hotel.
Snowcoach to Mammoth | Chico Hot Springs
Today you’re back on the snowcoach for a beautiful ride to Mammoth. With no other vehicles around for as far as the eye can see, it’s easy to lose track of time as you watch frozen landscapes, snow-covered pines, and fascinating geothermal features drift past the windows. After transferring to Chico, we’ll head to the historic Chico Hot Springs resort located in the heart of Paradise Valley. Typically buzzing with summer visitors, you’ll find a calmness now greets your arrival. Here you can soak in the rejuvenating mineral waters before or after tonight’s celebratory dinner.
Hot Springs | Bozeman
Wake up early and spend your last morning soaking in the hot springs, or sleep in and enjoy a late breakfast – the choice is yours. We’ll then hop into the van one last time for a short drive back to Bozeman. Wave farewell to the magical landscapes you’ve called home for the past five days, and say your goodbyes to newly found friends. We hope you had an incredible time discovering the beauty of Yellowstone National Park in winter!
Arrival & Departure
Please plan on arriving in Bozeman, Montana at least one day prior to your trip departure. Day one of your itinerary starts at 8:30 am with pick-up at your pre-trip hotel. Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Bozeman airport (11:00 am) or your Bozeman hotel (11:15 am). Please make flights out of Bozeman for 1:00 PM or later.
Walking Terraces: 1 to 3 miles, easy
Snowshoeing: 2 to 4 miles, no previous experience needed
Cross Country Skiing: 3 to 5 miles, options, no previous experience needed
Discovery: To visit Yellowstone in the months of November to March is to uncover a whole different side to our world’s first national park…without the crowds! Mid-winter, Yellowstone morphs into a stunning wonderland, complete with snow-laden pines, frozen waterfalls, and abundant wildlife. In the winter, the northern one-third of the park, especially Lamar Valley, is home to wolves, bison, elk, coyotes, and mule deer, who are driven from the deep snow of the forests and upper elevations to forage and hunt for food in the open meadows near the road, creating optimal wildlife viewing opportunities for visitors.
The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions – except one dinner on your own – are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.
Included in Trip Price
- Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
- All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, except one dinner on own your own, refreshments and receptions.
- Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
- Any necessary equipment – all safe and well maintained
- Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
- Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.
- Pre-departure and packing information.
- Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and national park entrance and permit fees.
Not Included in Trip Price
- Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
- Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
- One dinner on your own.
- Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
- Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
- All types of personal insurance.
- Personal expenses.
Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.1 Easy (1)
Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.2 Moderately Easy (2)
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