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All Day Winter Tour of Yellowstone National Park

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Private Tour Vehicles can seat up to 14 people. Pricing is for 4 people, each additional is $125

A Winter Wonderland Awaits You


Kissing bearsExploring Yellowstone National Park and the Lamar Valley (aka the American Serengeti) during winter with a professional guide is a truly magical experience. Yellowstone’s Northern Range is home to free-ranging herds of wintering elk, bison, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and an array of steaming hot springs, frozen waterfalls, towering mountain peaks, and snowy landscapes.

This tour is designed to help you experience Yellowstone’s most iconic wildlife, scenic places, and cultural attractions from the comfort and safety of one of our four-wheel-drive Chevy Suburbans or high-roofed Ford Transit Vans.

Your fun, knowledgeable, and safe guides will reconstruct the Park’s human history, dating from prehistoric life 12,000 years ago to the arrival of legendary fur trappers, mountain men, explorers, pioneers, and artists. Your guide will also interpret the wide range of conservation and stewardship initiatives designed to protect the World’s First National Park’s unique flora, fauna, and cultural resources for future generations. Your guide is certified and well-trained in preventing cold-related injuries, navigating in winter, and avoiding avalanche terrain.

The tour includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, bottled water, and hot beverages. Let us know if you have special dietary requirements.

Tour Itinerary

The Northern Range is also one of the best places in North America to see packs of gray wolves.

During your half-day winter safari, your guide will highlight the complexities of wolf behavior, their specialized hunting strategies, how the return of Yellowstone’s wolves has impacted the region, and teach you how to track, spot, and photograph wolves from a safe distance.

As you travel through the park, your guide will also discuss how ancient tribes of Native Americans, mountain men, pioneers, artists, the military, and Presidents influenced the establishment of the World First National Park. And you will learn how ancient oceans, earthquakes, volcanoes, fires, and glaciers have sculpted the ecosystem.

Wildlife you could see include beavers, bighorn sheep, bison, coyotes, eagles, elk, redtail foxes, moose, mountain goats, mule deer, owls, trumpeter swans, and wolves.

Additional Notes

  • Tour Length: 6-8 hours
  • Start Time: 7:00 AM or 7:30 AM (start times adjusted seasonally)
  • Price: $1,295 (for up to 4 people). $125 for each additional person
  • Size: Maximum of 8 people per vehicle. Call to discuss options for larger groups

What’s Included

  • Pick up at your hotel, Airbnb or VRBO
  • Professional, CPR & First Aid certified road-based tour guide
  • All-day tour of Yellowstone National Park
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Use of our professional Vortex™ spotting scopes and binoculars to see wildlife
  • Transportation in a spacious Chevy Suburban SUV or Ford Transit Van


  • National Park entry fee (Click here to purchase)
  • Optional guide gratuity (15% recommended)


Winter temperatures in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem can range from zero to 20°F (-18°C to -7°C) throughout the day. Sub-zero temperatures are common, especially at night and at higher elevations. The record low temperature is -66°F (-54°C). The first heavy snows fall by November 1 and continue through April. Annual snowfall averages nearly 150 inches in most of the park, and at higher elevations, 200–400 inches of snowfall have been recorded.

What to Bring

Winter weather in the Tetons can be severe, but it’s fun to brave the cold when you’re dressed appropriately. One of the most important tips for attire in this environment is wearing layers. For your upper and lower body, your layering lineup should include a windproof, hooded outer layer and base layers, like wool or synthetic long underwear. Avoid cotton jeans andHandwarmers sweatshirts; these items lack wicking ability, leaving you wet and cold. Choose thick socks and sturdy boots. Warm hats are a must since you lose most of your heat from your head, and don’t forget the gloves/mittens to keep those fingers warm.

Pro tip: Disposable hand-warmers stuffed into gloves or mittens can be a comfort saver for those who get cold easily or have poor hand circulation.