52 Getaways 2019: Winter
Few people travel to Yellowstone National Park in winter. To experience the park in that season, it takes a real sense of adventure, and the rewards are phenomenal. The Yellowstone winter transformed by snow, and wildlife is abundant.
Yellowstone National Park in winter is best traveled by snow coach. Full-day winter safaris are operated by Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, based in Gardiner, near the park’s north entrance. Passengers take in snow-capped peaks, steaming thermal features and abundant wildlife, frequently including elk, wolves, moose, bison and more. Expert local guides will take you either to Old Faithful or Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon in the comfort of a warm, tracked vehicle—and the first guest to book decides the destination.
Safaris depart from Yellowstone Year Round Safaris’ home base at the Best Western By Mammoth Hot Springs in Gardiner, Montana. Fly into the Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport, rent a vehicle and drive the 88 miles to Gardiner. Guests at the Best Western By Mammoth Hot Springs get a discount on a safari. To book a winter safari, go to yyrsafaris.com. To reserve lodging at the Best Western in Gardiner, go to bestwestern.com. To learn more about Gardiner, Montana, visit visitgardinermt.com.