Winter in Yellowstone:
During the winter months in Yellowstone there is no shortage of things to do. Here are some of the highlights from the Yellowstone activity calendar for January and February.
You might want to attend a Yellowstone Park Ranger Talk to learn about Yellowstone’s natural, cultural and scenic wonders. These talks are about 45 minutes in length and are free and open to the public.
Venture out on a guided snowshoe walk with a park ranger, and discover the fascinating winter ecology of Yellowstone. You will go on a two mile snowshoe walk along the Riverside Trail, and encounter the beauty of the Yellowstone winter landscape. It’s absolutely free, and no prior experience is necessary.
Come to watch the Fun Run Sled Dog Races in which professional mushers come to Yellowstone from all over the world to train their dog teams at high elevations. You will enjoy watching these four-legged athletes and their handlers perform.
The annual North American Ice Fishing Circuit Tournament is held in January. There are free seminars and group discussions open to the public, which are designed to educate newcomers about the world of tournament ice fishing. In the actual tournament, teams compete on Hebgen Lake to catch the biggest fish. Cash prizes are awarded, and there is a fish cleaning contest as well as other fun activities afterward.
Another fantastic event is the Kids ‘N Snow Weekend, filled with fun activities for kids both indoors and outdoors. Kids will have a great time learning to snowshoe, ice skating, practice cross country skiing, or riding a snowcoach around Yellowstone. They can also meet a raptor, and participate in other special programs at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Sled on the sledding hill, toast marshmallows, drink hot cocoa – it’s old-fashioned family fun for all ages!
This is just a sampling of the activities you can get involved in this winter in Yellowstone. There’s something for everyone. Make your reservations with Luton’s Teton Cabins and enjoy the special magic of winter in Yellowstone.