Yellowstone National Park in the winter means fewer people, more snow, and closed roads. This winter paradise allows visitors to see the park in an amazing and unique way!

Traveling in Yellowstone in the winter is an exciting experience. It is important to know that the only entrance to the park is the North entrance, 90 miles outside of Bozeman MT. Other entrances are open to people via the use of snowmobile and snowcoach.

North Entrance

The Northern entrance to Yellowstone is located in Gardiner MT, it is a 90 mile drive from Bozeman and roads are open for visitors to drive to Mammoth Hot Springs Hotels and Cabins.

mammoth hot springs in yellowstone in the winter

Mammoth Hot Springs Boardwalk In The Winter


All entrances to the park are open via snowcoach during the winter season. Snowcoaches are all terrain vehicles designed to travel through snow, there are many companies that provide tours and snowcoaches are the only way to access Old Faithful Lodge and Cabins. We recommend Yellowstone Fun for your snowcoach tour.

snowcoaches in yellowstone in the winter

Snowcoaches Are The Most Comfortable Way To Travel Yellowstone In The Winter


Enjoy guided tours of Yellowstone National Park or unguided tours on hundreds of miles of groomed, well marked trails starting in West Yellowstone, the West entrance to the National Park. We recommend Two Top Yellowstone Winter Tours for rentals, they are great tour guides and provide a great experience.

snowmobiling in yellowstone in the winter

Snowmobiling In Yellowstone Early In The Morning

Snowshoeing and Skiing

Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are two other ways to access the park in the winter. There are many local businesses that offer snowshoe and ski rentals in the town of West Yellowstone. Check out the Boundary Trail, this groomed trail follows 8km of the Yellowstone National Park boundary.

cross country skiing in yellowstone in the winter

Cross Country Skiing Near Old Faithful

Let us know if you make it to any of these activities in Yellowstone! Enjoy your stay your winter in Big Sky! And stay safe out there!

For more information about Big Sky see our other blog posts at The Best of Big Sky Blog.

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