These magical winter sleigh rides take you through the famed National Elk Refuge, created in 1912 to protect habitat and provide sanctuary for one of the largest elk herds on earth. Sit back and stay cozy under a heavy blanket as you embark on a horse-drawn Elk Refuge sleigh ride through the beautiful snow covered landscapes.
The 2018 / 2019 season runs Saturday, December 15 through Saturday, April 6. Sleigh rides operate daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., including all weekends and holidays except for Christmas Day.
Tickets are sold at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, located at 532 North Cache Street, a few blocks north of Jackson's Town Square. After purchasing tickets, visitors take a free shuttle bus to the sleigh boarding area three miles north of Jackson. Sleigh rides last roughly one hour, including the shuttle ride to and from the sleigh ride site. Winter Visitor Center hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Reservations for sleigh rides are available but not required, however are requested for private tours and groups of 20 people or more.
Children ages 5-12: $15
Children 4 and under: free
Private Sleighs: $450 per sleigh, 16-18 people maximum.
Group rates are available for parties of 20 people or more. Further information on group reservations is available below.
Be sure and dress warm! Even if it's nice in town, conditions can change and snowstorms can move in quickly. This means lots of layers including a warm coat, hat, gloves, and warm boots.