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, 2021 thru March 15, 2022.  This season, due to COVID restrictions, all tours are private only, with a maximum of 9 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. 

2021-2022 Yellowstone Snowcoach Pricing

YELLOWSTONE SNOWCOACH TOURS                                        12/18 – 1/2  

                            Up to 4 People                                $2,500              $3,300                   
                            5-9 People                                        $2,900             $3,700                               

Price does not include $40 per person Yellowstone Park entry fee and guide gratuity.  All tours have a 7 day cancellation policy (unless otherwise noted) and are subject to a 20% JH Concierge cancellation fee, regardless of when cancellations occurs and 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 $150-$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.  Please contact us for private tour pricing.  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 PARKS DURING THE WINTER.

Yellowstone 2021 Fall Closing Dates

Roads will close to regular vehicles on the following dates:

  • October 12: Cooke City to Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Beartooth Highway (US 212 to Red Lodge, Montana)
  • November 8: All roads close at 8 am except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast Entrance

Yellowstone 2021-2022 Winter Opening Dates

Conditions permitting, roads will open to oversnow travel by snowmobile and snowcoach only (no vehicular traffic permitted), at 8 am on the following dates:

  • December 15: 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, East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass)

Yellowstone 2022 Winter Closing Dates

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

  • March 6: Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris
  • March 8: Norris to Madison and Norris to Canyon Village
  • March 13: Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge
  • March 15: All remaining groomed roads

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, 2022 and will not re-open to the public until mid-May, 2022. 

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