When snow begins to blanket Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, it creates a winter wonderland of new opportunities for those who venture here. Despite the bears hibernating, you’ll spot all sorts of wildlife like elk, moose and trumpeter swans roaming the valleys in search of food.
In Yellowstone, you’ll find a buzz of activity from snowcoach and snowmobile tours to cross-country ski trails.
With far fewer snowmobiles touring around, Grand Teton is much quieter than Yellowstone, making it a cross-country skier and snowshoer paradise. Snowmobiles are only allowed in the park on the frozen surface of Jackson Lake for ice fishing only or on Grassy Lake Road on the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway. Start planning a winter vacation by reading the stories below and downloading the Winter Trip Planner for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park today.