Snowmobile & Snowcoach Tours

Snowmobiles pass by a snowcoach pulled over to let visitors view Midway Geyser Basin
Snowmobiles and a snowcoach at the Midway Geyser Basin.

NPS / Neal Herbert


Every year in early November, most park roads close to regular traffic as we prepare for the winter season. The only exception is the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and the northeast entrance, which is open to regular traffic all year. Once enough snow accumulates (usually by mid-December), roads open to “oversnow” travel only. This means the only way to visit Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and other popular destinations during winter is by guided snowmobile or snowcoach, or through our non-commercially guided snowmobile program. Oversnow travel ends in mid-March, when our plowing crews begin clearing a winter’s worth of snow. Roads start re-opening to normal cars in mid-April.

The following companies are authorized to provide snowmobile and snowcoach tours in Yellowstone:

West Entrance

Backcountry Adventures — (406) 646-9317 — Snowmobile, Snowcoach
Buffalo Bus Touring Company — (406) 646-9564; (800) 426-7669 — Snowmobile, Snowcoach — (800) 221-1151; (406) 646-9310 — Snowcoach
Targhee Snowmobile Tours — (208) 354-2233
Two Top Yellowstone Winter Tours — (406) 646-7802
Yellowstone Expeditions — (406) 646-9333 — Snowcoach

South Entrance

Old Faithful Snowmobile Tours — (307) 733-9767; (800) 253-7130 — Snowmobile
Scenic Safaris — (307) 734-8898 — Snowmobile, Snowcoach
Teton Science Schools, Inc. — (307) 733-2623; (888) 945-3567 — Snowcoach

East Entrance

Gary Fales Outfitting — (307) 587-3970 — Snowmobile

North Entrance

Yellowstone National Park Lodges(307) 344-7311 — Snowcoach

Old Faithful

Yellowstone National Park Lodges(307) 344-7311 — Snowcoach

Last updated: August 6, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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