SNOWCOACH WILDLIFE SAFARIS

Full day Yellowstone National Park Snowcoach tours are available which include round-trip hotel transportation, breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments.  Tours are 11-12 hours from pick-up to drop-off and are not recommended for children under 6 years of age.  You will see Old Faithful erupt and learn the Park’s geological and historical features while making stops to view thermal features, fantastic scenery, wildlife and other points of interest.  Yellowstone snowcoach tours are available December 15th, 2020 thru March 15, 2021.  This season, due to COVID restrictions, all tours are private only, with a maximum of 10 people per snowcoach.  While there is no age restriction on snowcoach tours, all small children are required to be in a car seat as mandated by Wyoming law (car seats not provided).   You may also choose to snowmobile through Yellowstone!  Information and pricing on snowmobiling can be found under the “Snowmobile” activity tile. 

2020-2021 Yellowstone Snowcoach Pricing

YELLOWSTONE SNOWCOACH TOURS             12/15 – 12/23                    12/24 – 1/2                         1/3 – 3/15        

                            1-2 People                                        $2,500                               $3,000                               $2,500
                            3-4 People                                        $2,700                               $3,200                               $2,700
                            5-7 People                                        $2,900                               $3,690                               $2,900
                            8-10 People                                      $3,690                               $4,950                               $3,690

Price does not include $40 per person Yellowstone Park entry fee and guide gratuity.  All tours have a 72 hour cancellation policy (unless otherwise noted) and are subject to a 20% JH Concierge cancellation fee, even in the event of a COVID shutdown or illness.

 

Half day safaris through Grand Teton National Park are available and are 4-5 hours from start to finish and provide round-trip hotel transportation.  Guests can choose either a sunrise or sunset tour and prices range from $145-$165 per person based on date and availability.  Full day tours are also available and include a light breakfast, lunch, a horse drawn sleigh ride onto the Elk Refuge and entrance into the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  Prices start at $275 per person and private tours are available.  Price does not include guide gratuity and $25 per person park entrance fee.

Please note that both National parks are closed to vehicular traffic in the winter.  Therefore, the only way to experience either park is via a snowcoach or snowmobile tour.  YOU CANNOT DRIVE YOUR OWN VEHICLE IN THE PARK DURING THE WINTER.

November 2, 2020: All Yellowstone roads close at 8 am except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast Entrance. The winter season gets underway December 15, 2020.

2020-2021 Yellowstone Winter Opening Dates

Conditions permitting, roads will open to oversnow travel ONLY by snowmobile and snowcoach at 8 am on the following dates:

  • December 15, 2020: West Entrance to Old Faithful, Mammoth to Old Faithful, Canyon to Norris, Canyon to Lake, Old Faithful to West Thumb, South Entrance to Lake, Lake to Lake Butte Overlook.
  • December 22, 2020: East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass)

2021 Yellowstone Winter Closing Dates

Roads will close to oversnow travel by snowmobile and snowcoach at 9 pm on the following dates:

  • March 1: East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass)
  • March 7: Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris.
  • March 9: Norris to Madison and Norris to Canyon Village.
  • March 14: Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge.
  • March 15: All remaining groomed roads close.

Anyone with plans to drive to and in the park during the fall and winter, please remember to have flexible travel plans and prepare for changing weather conditions. Winter in Yellowstone is like few places most have ever experienced.  Temperatures can get extremely cold and snow can make travel virtually impossible at times.

Temporary travel restrictions or closures can occur at any time without notice. Visit Park Roads for the status of Yellowstone roads. Receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone, text “82190” to 888-777.  An automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions.  Yellowstone closes for the winter season on March 15, 2021 and will not re-open to the public until mid-May, 2021. 

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