Can we still snowmobile into Yellowstone?
Yes, Temporary Winter Use Plans are in effect while a two-year environmental impact study is being conducted. We are able to continue offering you guided snowmobile tours into Yellowstone National Park. We are using the Artic Cat Touring 4-stroke snowmobiles in Yellowstone; these machines are cleaner, quieter and offer superior comfort with heated handgrips for both driver and passenger. Our tour groups are a maximum of 10 people.
Please Note: Self-guided snowmobiles are no longer permitted in Yellowstone National Park; you must enter with an authorized Yellowstone Park concessionaire.
When is the best time to visit Yellowstone in the winter?
It is nice all winter long but there are fewer visitors before Christmas and during the first three weeks in January.
What are the opening and closing dates for the Park?
The winter season begins the third Wednesday in December until the second Monday in March. See the calendar at www.seeyellowstone.com for a complete listing of opening and closing dates.
Are bathrooms available in the Park?
Bathrooms are available throughout the Park. Some are unheated outhouses but the longest distance between bathrooms is only 27 miles.
What do I do with my valuables?
We suggest all valuables including wallets and car keys be left in a safe place and not taken on tours. Camera equipment should be in a padded case or strapped around your neck during the tour. If it is extremely cold, you may want to check your film restrictions.
What about food?
Tours into the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park stop at lunch facilities at Old Faithful. There are no lunch facilities at other areas within Yellowstone Park. You will need to bring your own lunch and snacks.
Will the ravens steal my lunch?
Ravens within the Park have learned how to open the back compartments of snowmobiles, undo Velcro and some latches. They will go through anything that they can get open to find food or other objects to take. Some coyotes have also learned to do this to find food. Never leave your snowmobile with accessible food or clothing unattended.