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Jackson Hole National Elk Refuge

Posted On
Nov 17, 2015
Animals near Yellowstone


Though the weather might be cold, Yellowstone Country is a hot-bed for activities, even during the winter months.

Many of the most popular activities take place in Yellowstone National Park, but if you are looking for something different, why not visit the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

When the cold weather begins, the elk will travel to the refuge in search of food, and from the beginning of October through April, the refuge will regularly house more than six thousand elk, according to Yellowstone Park’s official website.

Some of the elk can be seen while driving through Jackson Hole, but for those willing to face the cold, sleigh rides through the refuge are available.

The sleighs will take you and a group of other adventurers on an up-close-and-personal tour through the refuge, which brings you face-to-face with hundreds of elk while maintaining safety.

Tickets for the one-hour sleigh ride are $21 for adults, $15 for children ages 5-12 and children 4 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center.

For more information about this unique experience at the National Elk Refuge, please visit the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center website, or contact Double H Bar, Inc., the private contractor who operates the sleds, by phone at 307.733.0277 or 1.800.772.5386, or by email at [email protected]

This article is sponsored by Log Home Outlet, a company that specializes in Log Cabins in Montana.