Discover the tranquility of winter in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Explore with private naturalist guides on wildlife tours, snowshoe, and cross-country ski excursions.

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 American Bison in Yellowstone. Credit: Cindy Tucey  Gray Wolf   Two solitary bison in the winter  A coyote in the winter in Wyoming  Bison in Wyoming amid a snowy landscape  Hot springs in winter in Yellowstone National Park   Natural hot spring in winter. Credit: Tyler Barratt  Bison in Yellowstone National Park  Old Faithful Snow Lodge in the winter  Iconic view of the Grand Tetons. Credit: Ben Hallissy

Tailor-Made Winter Trip to Wyoming

9 days from $7,100

Discover the tranquility of winter in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Explore with private naturalist guides on wildlife tours, snowshoe, and cross-country ski excursions.

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690

Overview

Visit the Rockies during winter and be rewarded with snowy landscapes, wildlife rich national parks and far fewer crowds than the summer months. You'll spend time in the lively town of Jackson, where you can enjoy wildlife tours in Grand Teton National Park and at the National Elk Refuge. From here, you will head into Yellowstone and spend a few days viewing the parks natural wonders on small-group tours as well as at your own leisure, using both Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Mammoth Hot Springs as your base.

Highlights Included

  • Enjoy wildlife watching in Grand Teton National Park at sunrise with a naturalist guide.
  • Visit the Million Dollar Cowboy bar in Jackson.
  • Experience Yellowstone National Park as a winter wonderland and without the crowds.
  • Try your hand at cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park.
  • Watch Old Faithful erupt at sunset.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Jackson, Wyoming

Upon arrival in Jackson, make your own way to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and unwind or explore the town at your leisure.

Day 2 – Jackson, Wyoming

This morning, you will be picked up early by your guide for your small-group sunrise tour in Grand Teton National Park. Your guide will provide you with hand warmers and a water bottle before you head out into the park. Spend two to three hours in the park, using the scope to watch herds of elk, lone coyotes, and moose. If you're lucky, you may even spot wolves seeking out their prey, or a bald eagle perched on a tree branch overlooking Grand Teton's winter wonderland. When you arrive back in Jackson, you will have the afternoon to enjoy the town and its surrounds. We recommend taking a walk down to Jackson Hole Visitor Center and heading out on a sleigh ride to the National Elk Refuge to get up close and personal with these animals.

Day 3 – Jackson, Wyoming

Leaving slightly later than the sunrise tour, today you can enjoy a relaxed morning before heading out on your snowshoe tour. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to a remote location to enjoy a small-group snowshoe excursion. The location of this depends on weather conditions and personal preference but are all located within the national forest or Grand Teton National Park. You will have another afternoon at leisure today, and you might enjoy wandering around the many boutique shops dotted around Jackson Square.

Day 4 – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

This morning will be an early start as you are picked up from your hotel by your driver-guide and taken into Yellowstone National Park by shared transfer. You will arrive just in time to enter the park at sunrise, which makes for a magical experience as you watch Yellowstone wake-up in the snow. Admire the magnificent winter scenery as you drive through the lower loop en-route to Old Faithful Snow Lodge. Upon arrival at the lodge, you will have the rest of the day to enjoy Old Faithful's remote location. Head out onto the snowshoe and cross-country ski trails or take a walk around the geyser basin boardwalk to discover the areas fascinating geothermal activity.

Day 5 – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Today, you have a full-day small-group tour in Yellowstone National Park aboard a snowcoach with an experienced guide. View snow-covered forests, frozen waterfalls and steaming geysers from the comfort of the snowcoach. There will be plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy the park on short walks and there is ample time to enjoy wildlife watching throughout the day. You will see plenty of bison and stunning scenery but you may also spot otters, bald eagles, wolves and coyotes.

Day 6 – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Spend the day at leisure at the lodge. We recommend exploring the lodge's surrounding cross-country ski trails by snowshoe or enjoying a long walk around the Upper Geyser Basin area.

Day 7 – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

After breakfast, you will meet your snowcoach at the lodge and head north towards Mammoth Hot Springs. The journey takes approximately four hours, but there are plenty of stops along the way at well-known geysers, bubbling mud pots and lookout points. Upon arrival at Mammoth Hot Springs, relax in the bar with a hot chocolate.

Day 8 – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Your private guide will pick you up before sunrise to head out into Yellowstone's most wildlife rich area: the Lamar Valley. Spend the morning exploring this area with your naturalist guide spotting moose, coyotes, bighorn sheep, bison, and even wolves. The specialist guides accompanying you on this tour has a real focus on wolves, and you may have the opportunity to view them playing, feeding and interacting in their natural habitat. A breakfast of fresh fruit, oatmeal, and snack bars is provided as you enjoy the wide open scenery of the Lamar Valley.

Day 9 – Return Home

Today, you will wave goodbye to Yellowstone National Park as your private transfer takes you to Bozeman airport, through the picturesque Paradise Valley, in time for your onward journey home.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)