Venture across the snowbound wilderness of Yellowstone National Park by sleigh, dog sled, and snowshoe to revel in its pristine beauty and photograph and meet its bountiful wildlife at home in their natural habitat on this active winter vacation in Montana and Wyoming in February 2020.
Let geysers, wildlife, and the frosty drama of a Montana winter transport you, body and soul, on this vibrant journey through one of America’s greatest treasures, Yellowstone National Park. On your first full day, enter the Lamar Valley where the bear may be sleeping but wolves, bison, elk, and other wildlife are awake and roaming. Keep your camera warm and binoculars close! Mammoth Hot Springs puts some heat in your second day’s ramble as you walk close to these naturally terraced, steaming limestone pools.
Expect a visual feast on day-two because reaching Ouzel Falls in Big Sky requires passing though some of the most photogenic wilderness in America! The Absaroka Mountain Range dwarfs the mighty Yellowstone River below, and the Gallatin River (of A River Runs Through It) glitters and roils. The afternoon hike along a snowy trail takes you to the spectacular 40′ Ouzel Falls, covered in crystalline rime during the winter season. This glittering backdrop is nature-made for the best group shots ever!
Big Sky is equally peerless on a winter’s night. With snow crunching under hooves and harness bells ringing out into the dark, Percheron draft horses trot beside the Gallatin River, pulling you and your fellow travelers along on a joyful sleigh ride beneath the dark, star-studded sky. Bundled warm against the nighttime chill, you and your adventurous travel companions then return to a campsite to unwind and share stories over mugs of cowboy chili and hot spiced cider.
The following day, a four-hour snowshoe trek brings you to sweeping vistas of Yellowstone’s high country; watch for signs of winter wildlife! In the warmth of a private snow coach, travel to Old Faithful geyser to catch its famed eruption. Among the area’s many other geothermal wonders, Fountain Paint Pots displays regularly erupting geysers, bubbling mud pots, hot springs, and whistling fumaroles. The grand finale of your wilderness journey in Yellowstone features a team of revved-up sled dogs ready to take you on a ten-mile dog sledding experience! Bond with these magnificent animals, enjoy plenty of photo opportunities with the friends you’ve made on your trip, and try your hand as a “musher” guiding the dog team or simply snuggle down to enjoy the ride!
The joy of being out in the crisp, quiet beauty of Yellowstone’s snowy landscapes and sharing active fun and winter wildlife viewing with other Adventure Women will remain close to your heart for years to come.
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Our Yellowstone Winter Wonderland adventure begins the day after our Montana Big Sky Womens’ Ski Clinic ends. Stay in Bozeman for both of these trips, have a day in between to catch your breath, and experience the best of what the Bozeman and Yellowstone areas have to offer! You buy only one plane ticket for two vacations!
Need more incentive? Read guest reviews of our 2017 Yellowstone Winter Adventure Vacation with AdventureWomen!
- Snowshoe across rolling landscapes to spot wildlife
- Learn how to “mush,” driving your own dog sled team
- Witness geothermal wonders found nowhere else in North America
- Ride on a jingling horse-drawn sleigh out into the star-filled night
- Revel in the profound quiet and calm of a Montana winter
What You'll See and Do
- Dog Sledding
- Natural History
- Sleigh Ride
- Snowcoach Tour
- UNESCO Site
- Wildlife Viewing