Yellowstone Snowshoe Adventure
Yellowstone Snowshoe Adventure

Yellowstone Snowshoe Adventure

5 days

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Explore Yellowstone in the winter on this guided snowshoe adventure.

Yellowstone National Park completely transforms during the winter months. Spend five days exploring the snow-covered trails on this guided snowshoeing adventure tracing the Mammoth Hot Springs area, which is at its prime in the cold and snow!

Discover the beauty of the quiet snowy trails and the incredible sight of the steaming hot pools against the frozen landscape, watching for wildlife in the snowy forest. After your explorations, stay in lodges near the park with incredible rustic atmosphere and cozy rooms! You’ll also be able to warm up in the hot pools after your day’s exertions, a welcome treat after any snowshoe trip. The Yellowstone Snowshoe Adventure is a perfect winter escape for anyone looking to enjoy a classic national park.

Highlights of the Yellowstone Snowshoe Adventure

Enjoy daily snowshoe treks that are suitable for all skill levels.
Watch the steam rise from thermal pools that are surrounded by a frozen wonderland.
Look for rare wildlife that may be more likely to come out during the quieter winter months.
Enjoy the rustic atmosphere at the two lodges that celebrate their historic roots as wilderness lodges.

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Yellowstone Snowshoe Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Mammoth and Take an Orientation Hike

A shuttle will meet you at the Bozeman airport and drive you to Mammoth to begin the tour.

In the afternoon the guides will take you out on a short hike on the Upper Terrace Loop to get you accustomed to your snowshoes. Enjoy your first glimpses of this winter wonderland!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Yellowstone
Distance: 2 miles
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Springs and Viewpoints Walk

Your snowshoeing adventure today will be to Calcite Springs and the Tower Falls Overlook. On this trail, you’ll find spectacular views over the shimmering snow and steam rising from the waters of the springs against the mineral bleached cliffs. What a sight!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Yellowstone
Distance: 4 miles
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Snowshoeing on the Blacktail Plateau

Today you’ll be sharing a cross-country ski trail as you take the Blacktail Plateau Trail. You’ll have beautiful views of the snowy landscape stretching across the valley. This is also a great place to look for signs of wildlife like deer, elk, marmot, or rabbits.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Yellowstone
Distance: 6.5 miles
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Bunsen Peak and Chico Hot Springs

You’ll love snowshoeing through the forests and meadows of the Bunsen Peak Loop. The forest is exceptionally calm and peaceful in the snow.

After your hike, you’ll be driven to your new accommodations at Chico Hot Springs. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the outdoor hot pools that are naturally heated.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Yellowstone
Distance: 6.8 miles
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Last Snowshoe Excursion and Return to Bozeman

Take one last snowshoeing trip at Ranch 635 in the morning. You’ll have time for a soak in the hot springs pool before the transfer brings you back to the Bozeman airport. So long!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Yellowstone
Distance: 4 miles
Meals: Breakfast

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Yellowstone Snowshoe Adventure Price and Dates

This guided snowshoe tour in Yellowstone is run as a fixed-departure tour and the price per person is fixed. Please contact us to request dates for this tour.

The best time to travel to Yellowstone for snowshoeing is December through March when the snowpack is developed.

Join a Group Tour on the Yellowstone Snowshoe Adventure

Make new friends and join a group snowshoeing in Yellowstone. Prices below are per person:

  • Guided groups of 4+: $3,225 USD
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Accommodation on the Yellowstone Snowshoe Adventure

This tour is based in 3-star hotels. The hotels offer welcoming rooms in close proximity to the trails you’ll be exploring in the park.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room where possible. Single travelers are required to pay a supplement.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins in Yellowstone ★★★

This hotel has a great location near the Mammoth Hot Springs. Enjoy the newly renovated rooms and history here.

Chico Hot Springs Resort in Pray ★★★

Unwind in the hot spring-fed pools at this charming lodge. The rooms are cozy with rustic, antique decor.

What’s Included in Yellowstone Snowshoe Adventure?

Meals

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners are included. Please note that drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 4 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Bozeman, Montana are not included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage are included as outlined in the itinerary. Round trip transfers from the Bozeman Yellowstone Airport to Yellowstone are included at the beginning and end of the tour.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Support van
  • Snow coach shuttle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Snowshoe rental
  • Hot springs entry
  • Trail maps and narratives

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights to and from Bozeman
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, servers, and hotel staff are not included. These are optional but appreciated and customary in the US for good service.

Optional Extras

  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Yellowstone Snowshoe Adventure

Timberline Adventures specializes in fully supported cycling, hiking, and multisport adventure tours in the United States and Canada.
Over the last 38 years, our adventure experts have crafted unique itineraries consisting of only the best routes and trails. We are all about striking the perfect balance of challenge, discovery, and tons of fun! Our epic tours include visits to 35 different national parks, and we take great pride in introducing our guests to some of the wildest and most beautiful areas in North America, like Glacier, Yosemite, Acadia, Big Bend, and so much more!
We share in the joy, exhilaration, and sense of accomplishment that is a part of every single tour, and the quality of your experience is how we measure our growing success.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. You don’t need any snowshoeing experience for this trip, as instructions will be provided. Each outing will cover between 4 and 6 miles on mostly even terrain, so you should be reasonably fit to complete them.

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