6 Day Yellowstone in Winter by Snowcoach
5 Breakfast & 4 Dinners - 5 Nights accommodations
January 18th & February 1st, 2020 Guaranteed Departures
The solitude of Yellowstone in winter is so compelling and inspiring, it defies words. Pillars of steam drift across the snow-crusted earth, creating a scene of fantasy and imagination.
See, live and experience this Winter Wonderland for yourself! Yellowstone National Park is home to over 60 species of mammals, untamed landscapes and geothermic features that have captivated visitors for generations. It’s time to experience America’s first National Park in a unique, new way!
DAY 1: ARRIVE SALT LAKE CITY
Today our winter adventure begins. Schedule flights to arrive in Salt Lake City and meet the tour escort at the airport by 1:00pm to start our “winter wonderland” tour. (*Please arrive at the Salt Lake Airport before 2:00 pm) Start by sightseeing in this Olympic City including all the highlights. Check into a downtown hotel, then join the group for a welcome dinner.
DAY 2: MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR - WEST YELLOWSTONE
A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits us this morning! Seating has been arranged for us at Temple Square, where we will have a chance to hear the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir's weekly broadcast performance, (choir’s schedule permitting). Then we’ll depart the Wasatch Mountains and drive north past the Great Salt Lake, Hill Air Force Base, and Utah's first settlement, Ogden. Soon we will enter Idaho and travel through the potato-producing fields of the Gem State. Continue north to the Island Park Region which is world-famous for its outstanding trout fishing on the Madison and Henry’s Fork Rivers. After going over Targhee Pass we will enter Montana and the town of West Yellowstone, the western gate of our nation's first national park.
DAY 3: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
This is your day to discover Yellowstone National Park, America's oldest and most famous national park, via private chartered snowcoaches. The heated snowcoaches provide a clear view, moving easily across the snow while listening to the insights of an experienced Yellowstone guide. We will visit some of the landmarks for which Yellowstone is famous including Firehole Falls, Fountain Paint Pots, and the world's most famous geyser, Old Faithful. After lunch and plenty of time to witness Old Faithful's dramatic display, have lunch on own and explore the area. In the afternoon, return to West Yellowstone with additional stops along the route. This evening is on your own.
DAY 4: JACKSON HOLE - ELK REFUGE
Enjoy a beautiful winter day as you depart West Yellowstone and travel to the western town of Jackson located at the base of the rugged Teton Mountains. After some free time for lunch on own in town, enjoy a fantastic winter experience. Just a couple miles north of Jackson are the National Elk Refuge, winter home for thousands of these majestic animals. Get a close-up view as you take a horse drawn sleigh ride right into the massive heard on the Elk Refuge. Your sleigh driver and guide will explain how the settling the Jackson Valley affected the elk herd winter migration and why the refuge now plays an important role in their survival. After a unique experience, visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art. With collections of nearly twenty-three hundred works of wildlife art, the museum strives to enrich and inspire appreciation of art and humanity’s relationship with nature. This evening, return to Jackson and check into your hotel. After some time to relax or to explore the many shops and art galleries, join the group for dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 5: OLYMPIC PARK - SALT LAKE CITY
Depart Jackson this morning and travel through western Wyoming, surrounded by silver streams, soaring peaks, and lush meadows. Drive through the rugged Snake River Canyon, stopping in pastoral Starr Valley. Arrive in Evanston for lunch on your own, then travel to Utah Olympic Park near Park City. Enjoy a guided tour of this amazing facility that hosted events for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and continues to host World Cup events. Many of the guides are winter Olympians in training. You will see the Utah Ski and Olympic Museum and three Nordic Jumps along with the Bobsled and Luge Track, which has some of the fastest ice on earth. Return to Salt Lake City for one final night. This evening, join the group for a farewell dinner.
DAY 6: HOME
Transfer to the Salt Lake Airport for your departure. As you travel home, remember all the wonderful memories and friends you have met on your fabulous Yellowstone in Winter vacation!
Please Note - * This tour requires average physical activity. Participants should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground or unpaved trails as well as on snow and ice. This is a winter tour, participants should come prepared for cold weather. This tour covers areas of higher altitudes including overnight locations above 6,000 ft. and touring above 8,000 ft.