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Planning the Perfect Winter Day Trip to Yellowstone National Park

Mountain Modern is located just 55 miles from the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park, so taking a winter day trip to Yellowstone is a no-brainer way to check an item off your bucket list.

Winter is a special time at the Park with fewer visitors, steaming geysers and a beautiful winter scene of snow-covered mountains, trees and icy lakes. Yellowstone in winter can only be described as “magical”!

Exploring Yellowstone In The Winter

Enjoying the Park in the winter is a little different than during the summer, as most roads in the Park close to automobiles in November and won’t reopen until April. That said, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy this popular National Park!

Guided Tours

If you want to make the most of your day and cover more miles, including seeing Old Faithful, reserve a guided snowmobile, snowcoach, or luxury van from Scenic Safaris or Old Faithful Snowmobile Tours. Enjoy everything from full day to multiple-day guided tours to explore and truly capture the beauty and majesty of Yellowstone in the winter. It will be a memorable experience, as you’ll get the opportunity to see some of Yellowstone’s most scenic wonders against the backdrop of a snowy landscape. You are also highly likely to see special wildlife – from a small fox to large bison.

Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing

For a slower pace with the opportunity to be even closer to nature, break out your snowshoes or skis. You can take a shuttle into the park where you’ll be able to snowshoe or ski the many scenic trails in the park. You may rent snowshoes before you leave Jackson Hole from Teton Backcountry Rentals or cross country skis from Skinny Skis.

A guided tour will ensure that your day trip to Yellowstone will be memorable as the guides know the area well and can provide information along the way and take you to areas in the park that are picture perfect.

While the number of Visitor Centers in the Park are limited during the winter, there are still a few open and ready to welcome you. There are also warming huts dotted across the Park, so you can enjoy a break from the cold. Check out the Park’s winter schedule to plan your day.

So check out something new with a winter day trip to Yellowstone National Park. You may just find it’s your favorite time to visit!