Jackson Hole Winter Safaris

yellowstone winter tours

The Vibrant World of Winter Wildlife

See wildlife in a way you've only dreamed in the Winter wonderland of Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Winter Wolf Safari

EXPERIENCE – You can expect to see wolves, buffalo, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, antelope, and other incredible wildlife on this Yellowstone winter tour. The bears may be hibernating, but wolves and bighorn sheep are much easier to spot during the winter months. Often times, we are lucky and get to see different species interacting with one another in a true display of Mother Nature.
In the winter, we focus our time in America’s Serenghetti, the Lamar Valley, and the North Entrance at Mammoth during this two day tour of winter in Yellowstone. Enjoy the magic of Yellowstone in the winter, observing both wildlife and beautiful scenery, along with thinner crowds. Take a break from skiing and join us for incredible wildlife viewing!

Day 1
– Most guests fly into Bozeman, MT and spend the night there.
Day 2
– You are picked up from your choice of recommended lodging, then we make the 1 1/2 hour drive to the North entrance of Yellowstone. There is an abundant amount of wildlife on this drive before getting to the park: elk, buffalo, big horn sheep, deer, antelope! The remainder of the day is spent in Lamar Valley – wolves and lots of other wildlife in this winter wonderland! At the days end, we continue on to Cooke City, Montana, located just 4 miles outside the park’s Northeast Entrance, to spend the night. This is a neat little western Montana mining town with a population of about 150 people. After check in, we head out to a restaurant for dinner.
Day 3
We depart our lodging an hour before daylight, and drive back into Yellowstone for more wildlife and scenery viewing and photo opps. Near 10:00 a.m. we begin our drive back too the North Entrance, then on to Bozeman. (Note: Some guests will fly back from Bozeman and end the trip here.) On the way back to Jackson Hole, we stop in West Yellowstone, Montana around 2:00 p.m. to visit the Wolf & Grizzly Discovery Center there. This wildlife sanctuary is home to Wolves, huge Grizzly Bears, otters, birds of prey, etc. The bears and wolves are not in small cages and there are great photo opportunities for guests to see bears during the winter months. They are fed, so they only sleep at night. Bears in our parks are hibernating by late November to mid December, so this is the chance to see bears in the winter. When they close at 4:00 p.m., we continue our drive back to Jackson Hole.

– Snacks, hot and cold refreshments, 2 days of lunches in the field.
– 1 nights lodging, evening restaurant dinner, binoculars, spotting scopes, comfortable transportation, guide services.

The 'Hole' Winter Safari

WHERE – Grand Teton National Park, National Elk Refuge and surrounding National Forests

EXPERIENCE – Experience winter in Jackson Hole during our one day Jackson Hole winter wildlife tour. This is the perfect winter activity for those taking a break from skiing or looking for an alternative to skiing for a day. Relax and observe winter migration habits of native wildlife: elk, moose, buffalo, big horn sheep, mountain goat and others. Wildlife is easily spotted during the winter months with the white background of snow. Enjoy the towering Tetons above us as we make our way through the Jackson Hole valley. Our Jackson Hole winter tours are guided by a long-time local expert and can be customized to your itinerary – join us for a half or full day.

One-day Winter Wildlife Safari
– Includes snacks, refreshments (hot and cold) and restaurant lunch.
Half-day Winter Wildlife Safari
– Includes snacks, refreshments (hot and cold).

Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Winter Wildlife Tours

All of our Yellowstone & Jackson Hole Winter Wildlife Tours include:

  • Private Tour

  • Personal Guide with expert knowledge of national parks and wildlife

  • Very nice, comfortable transportation

  • Pickup where you are staying in Jackson or Bozeman

  • High quality binoculars and spotting scopes included

  • Snacks and refreshments – Lunch on full-day trips

  • Abundant wildlife and scenic photo opportunities

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