If you thought winter excursions ended with snowcoaches, snowmobiles, and skis, then you were wrong! There are many ways to experience the snowy landscape of West Yellowstone in the winter, from a romantic sleigh ride to a thrilling ride through the forest behind a team of sled dogs.
Imagine gliding through snow-covered forests, smelling the pungent pines and crisp clean mountain air, warmly snuggled in blankets, with only the sound of paws hitting the soft snow. Dog sledding is the most unusual way to experience winter in Yellowstone country. Sled dog tours are available daily with sleds that can handle up to a family of four. It’s one experience no one will ever forget. Don’t miss the annual Sled Dog Races in West Yellowstone.
The western corridor of Yellowstone Park and adjoining national forests offer incredible snowshoeing. The Rendezvous Ski Trails, the Riverside Trail, and the pet-friendly Boundary Trail in West Yellowstone, along with 40 miles of trails in the Old Faithful area, provide great trails and scenery for snowshoers of all abilities. Free ranger-guided interpretive snowshoe hikes are offered throughout the winter into Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding national forests. Pick up the free all-seasons area trail map from the visitor center. Snowshoe rentals, lessons, and guided tours are also available in town.
Enjoy the gently falling snow under the warmth of a blanket on a horse-drawn sleigh ride through Yellowstone during winter. Sleigh rides offer a unique way to experience our one-of-a-kind wintry landscapes with the traditional charm of an old-fashioned open sleigh.