Wyoming Yellowstone Winter Multi-Adventure Tour

Snowshoe & Cross-Country Ski in a Winter Wonderland


Explore Yellowstone National Park in all its winter glory on this spectacular adventure. From Bozeman, head to Mammoth Hot Springs where you'll set out on cross-country skis to explore groomed trails around steaming geothermal features - all magnified by the cooler temperatures. Next, spot an abundance of wildlife in the Lamar Valley, where wolves, bison and elk take advantage of the natural warmth. Cover the park's interior on foot and by snow coach, past frozen waterfalls and winter landscapes that are inaccessible to cars. Spend time near Old Faithful exploring the area by snowshoe and on cross-country skies. Enjoy the serenity of Yellowstone without the crowds, and relax in warm and welcoming lodges each night. This is a winter adventure like no other!

6 Days

From: $4,195

Explore Yellowstone National Park in all its winter glory on this spectacular adventure. From Bozeman, head to Mammoth Hot Springs where you'll set out on cross-country skis to explore groomed trails around steaming geothermal features - all magnified by the cooler temperatures. Next, spot an abundance of wildlife in the Lamar Valley, where wolves, bison and elk take advantage of the natural warmth. Cover the park's interior on foot and by snow coach, past frozen waterfalls and winter landscapes that are inaccessible to cars. Spend time near Old Faithful exploring the area by snowshoe and on cross-country skies. Enjoy the serenity of Yellowstone without the crowds, and relax in warm and welcoming lodges each night. This is a winter adventure like no other!

Highlights


  • Snowshoe or cross-country ski through wintry forests and explore spectacular geothermal features

  • Delight in Yellowstone's winter serenity and stargaze in park's dark night skies

  • Experience the wildlife-rich Lamar Valley, known as the "American Serengeti" -- home to wolves, bison, elk, bears, and more!

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Wyoming Yellowstone Winter Multi-Adventure

Start: Bozeman, Montana  End: Bozeman, Montana

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Itinerary


  • Arrive in Bozeman, Montana

    Day 1

    Welcome to Bozeman, Montana a historic gateway town on the edge of forest and mountain wilderness. Upon arrival in Bozeman, take a complimentary shuttle to the hotel. Meet up with the group for orientation and a welcome dinner.

    Accommodation: Best Western Plus GranTree

    Meals: Dinner

  • Scenic Drive to Yellowstone's Paradise Valley & Mammoth Hot Springs

    Day 2

    Depart from Bozeman this morning and enjoy a scenic drive through Paradise Valley to Yellowstone National Park. Along the way, stop in the quaint town of Gardiner for an early lunch before heading to Mammoth Hot Springs. Step out in your cross-country skis this afternoon and experience the winter wonderland of the Upper Terrace Loop Trail. This spectacular route leads to views of the hot springs, travertine terraces, and the surrounding mountains.

    Accommodation: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins
    Accommodation: Absaroka Lodge

    Activity: 2-3 hours/1.5-3 miles cross-country skiing with 200' elevation gain (easy to moderate options)

    Transportation: 2.5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Spot Wildlife in Lamar Valley & Take a Snow Coach to Old Faithful

    Day 3

    Start the day early with a trip to Lamar Valley, home to a large variety of the park's most charismatic creatures - wolves, bison, and elk! The valley's open meadows, framed by tree lines and mountains, provide habitat to support a large variety of animals. And with winter's white backdrop, they are much easier to spot. Board your private snow coach for a 4- to -5-hour interpretive journey from Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, where you'll spend the next two nights. The snow coach makes several stops along the way to share information on geothermal features and special features in the park.

    Accommodation: Old Faithful Snow Lodge

    Activity: 3 hours wildlife sightseeing

    Transportation: 4 to 5-hour snow coach transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Old Faithful Cross-Country Skiing & Winter Nights Soundscape Experience

    Day 4

    Rise today for an exciting day of cross-country skiing in the Old Faithful area, at an elevation of 7,350 feet. With trails that begin right out the front door of the lodge, you'll be deep in the heart of a winter wonderland in moments! Enjoy skiing on mostly groomed trails, passing near thermal features where bison, elk and other animals take advantage of the warm ground. After an early dinner, hop into a heated snow coach with some hot chocolate to experience the sights and sounds of Yellowstone at night. This is a unique adventure for your senses!

    Accommodation: Old Faithful Snow Lodge

    Activity: 3-6 hours cross-country skiing (options available)/2 hours snowcoach night tour

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Firehole River Snowshoe Trail & Journey to Chico Hot Springs

    Day 5

    This morning spend time in the woods on snowshoes! Snowshoe along the Firehole River and explore thermal basins with your interpretive guide. Hang up your snowshoes and board your private snow coach back to Mammoth Hot Springs. Next, transfer to Chico Hot Springs in the heart of Paradise Valley and enjoy a final farewell dinner with the group.

    Accommodation: Chico Hot Springs-Paradise Valley, Montana

    Activity: 3 hours snowshoeing

    Transportation: 4-hour snow coach transfer and 1-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Relax at Chico's Natural Hot Springs & Depart from Bozeman

    Day 6

    Enjoy a quiet morning or take an early plunge in the soothing open-air natural mineral hot spring pools at Chico. After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to Bozeman and bid farewell to Montana.

    Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

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When to start planning? Earlier is always better when designing a custom trip. More time allows for better availability of preferred accommodations, guides and your desired activities. Ideally, start the conversation with us at least 6 months before you want to travel. If you are looking for a custom trip that departs within three months, chances are greatly diminished in securing requested accommodations and the best guides.

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Price Includes


  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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  • Airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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Your Guides


The best people to immerse you in a destination are the ones who live there, which is why we feature local Adventure Guides on our trips. Here are a few that you might meet on this adventure.

Brad Indy Holmes

Brad Indy Holmes

Growing up in the Adirondack region of upstate New York, Indy was embedded with the love of the outdoors and desire for exploration. Now married for over 30 years with two adult children out doing their own thing for nearly 5 years, he decided to change life plans and travel the country to look, learn, explore, and enjoy life on a new level. And level up he did! Indy has been able to hike all over the US including tackling the Appalachian Trail, take on class 5 whitewater rapids, and throws in marathons when he's able to. So far, he's completed marathons in 30 different states. Even with all these adventures, his desire to explore and journey to new places is continuously growing. Adding guests to his ventures only heightens the travel experience where he can share in his knowledge and love of the outdoors.

Joel Clark

Joel Clark

Never without his old battered hat, given to him by his grandfather, Joel Clark has an addiction to the wide open spaces of the West. He has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and charted his own cross-country trek across the Mojave Desert totaling some 8,000 miles. Joel is an experienced guide, leading adventure tours and horse riding expeditions through the canyon lands of Southern Utah for nearly 10 years. When he gets out his guitar around the campfire, bring a handkerchief because you're going to hear some soulful old cowboy songs.

Adriann Narciso

Adriann Narciso

Born in sunny Southern California, Adriann started off working in the culinary world. Working in some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, New York City, before finding a city that he calls home in Las Vegas where he worked under an internationally renowned chef at The Bellagio. Seeking something more beyond the kitchen, Adriann left the world of fine dining and took his love for food and traveled in search of the next best meal. From learning how to make pad thai in Bangkok to finding the perfect croissant in Paris. Wanting to travel more, he put up his apron and took a different direction and found the world of tour guiding. He's been traveling across the country from coast to coast, taking groups into the beauty of our National Parks, all while searching for something good to eat along the way. And on occasion, a little bit of that culinary magic might happen around the campfire.

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Activity Level


This trip is rated activity level 2. On this trip, you will be snowshoeing or cross-country skiing for 3 to 6 hours most days. Elevations are between 6,000 and 7300 feet, but with only 200- to 400-foot elevation gain. Most trails will be groomed from easy to moderate. No experience is required, but expect cold and wintry conditions on this active adventure.
Learn more about activity levels here.

Activity Snapshot

Day 2

2-3 hours/1.5-3 miles cross-country skiing with 200' elevation gain (easy to moderate options)

Day 3

3 hours wildlife sightseeing

Day 4

3-6 hours cross-country skiing (options available)/2 hours snowcoach night tour

Day 5

3 hours snowshoeing

Accommodations


Modern and historic Western-style lodges and the award-winning Old Faithful Snow Lodge.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Old Faithful Snow Lodge

Originally built in 1999, the Old Faithful Snow Lodge is one of the most modern hotels in Yellowstone National Park. Notably, it's been recognized as Travel + Leisure's Inn of the Month and earned the Cody Award for Western Design. Each room is equipped with western style furnishings, full bathrooms, coffee makers, and refrigerators. This accommodation is simple, efficient, modern, and full of Western lodge-style charm.

Chico Hot Springs-Paradise Valley, Montana
Chico Hot Springs-Paradise Valley, Montana

Located in the heart of Paradise Valley, just north of Yellowstone National Park, the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort offers guests a wide range of experiences, from boutique hotel to luxury cabins, rustic lodging to spa retreats and an unforgettable hot springs pool. The resort's Dining Room stands out as one of the region's best restaurants, with much of the produce coming from Chico's own garden and all the baking done onsite.

 

 

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins

The historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is just steps from Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. The spacious lobby features the signature Map Room, where you can relax with a drink, enjoy the musical delights of a live pianist, and view a large wooden map of the United States constructed of 15 different woods from nine countries. The historic accommodations are modest and authentic providing a true National Park Lodge experience. While there is no television or air conditioning at the property, internet is available.

Best Western Plus GranTree
Best Western Plus GranTree

Ideally located just one mile from historic downtown Bozeman, the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn, features comfortable accommodations. The Inn also offers a complimentary airport and local shuttle, indoor pool and hot tub and an onsite restaurant and cocktail lounge.

Absaroka Lodge
Absaroka Lodge

Absaroka Lodge is located on the banks of the Yellowstone River in the heart of Gardiner, Montana — a small town in picturesque Paradise Valley. Guest rooms are well-appointed with the standard comforts you are accustomed to, such as flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, but the best feature is that all rooms offer views of the river from your private balcony or patio! Sit back and relax with a phenomenal view, and enjoy easy access to the nearby North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and the famous Roosevelt Arch.

Weather


Winters are crisp in Yellowstone with day time highs in the 30°Fs and nights dropping into the teens.

 
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FAQs


Who is this trip perfect for?

This adventure is perfect for people who want to cross-country ski and snowshoe at a moderate pace, with ample time to take in breathtaking views and enjoy the serenity.

Is previous snowshoe or cross-country ski experience required?

No, but you will enjoy the experience more if you are in good physical condition.

What wildlife can I expect to see?

Bison, elk, mule deer, coyote, bald eagles, trumpeter swans can be spotted throughout the year. If you are lucky, you also might catch sight of wolves and moose. Grizzly and black bears will be hibernating in winter, but each new season brings a wide variety of mammals and bird species on any given day.

How close can I get to wild animals in Yellowstone?

You should stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves and at least 25 yards away from other large mammals. Do not approach or feed park wildlife.

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Guest Reviews


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