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FAQ: Visiting Yellowstone Teton Territory in Winter


Can you go to Yellowstone in winter?

Yes! Both Yellowstone National Park and Eastern Idaho’s Yellowstone Teton Territory offer plenty to do in winter. Bundle up, be prepared, and get ready to embark on an incredible adventure. Whether you plan on viewing wildlife, snapping incredible photos, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fat biking, or even taking a Yellowstone winter tour in a snowcoach, you will find plenty to do in Yellowstone National Park and beyond in the winter.


What can you do in Yellowstone in the winter?

Whether you’re looking for a sightseeing visit or a more active adventure, you will find plenty of things to do in Yellowstone National Park and Eastern Idaho’s Yellowstone Teton Territory in the winter. Start with a few of these favorite activities:

  • Enjoy the area with fewer crowds.

  • View wildlife.

  • Take a Yellowstone snowcoach tour.

  • Go on a snowmobiling adventure.

  • Go snowshoeing.

  • Glide along on cross-country skis.

  • Take incredible winter photographs.


What types of activities can you do near Yellowstone in winter?

Eastern Idaho’s Yellowstone Teton Territory is right next door to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, and it offers incredible winter recreation opportunities. Bring the whole family, and prepare for winter fun. Here are a sampling of the activities you can enjoy:

What is the weather like in winter?

The weather can be quite variable in the Yellowstone Teton Territory and Yellowstone National Park, but on a winter visit, you should be prepared for cold, snow, and ice. Be sure to check the forecast in the particular area you plan on visiting since weather can vary widely throughout the region. Temperatures can plunge far below zero, and winter storms are not to be underestimated.

Yellowstone winter temperatures typically range from 0° F to 20° F during the day, and plunge even lower at night. The record low is -66°F. Yellowstone National Park’s average snowfall is around 150 inches per year, but nearby areas (such as Grand Targhee Ski Resort) receive far more snow. Grand Targhee receives an average of 500 inches (that’s over 41 feet) of the fluffy white stuff each year. So it’s best to be prepared for cold weather, snow, and ice on any winter adventure in the Yellowstone Teton Territory.