winter blog

winter blog
December 13, 2019
Wildlife watching around Gardiner, Montana, and Yellowstone’s Northern Range offers an opportunity like no other! Predators and prey inhabit the snow-covered landscape, playing out life-and-death interactions on a daily basis. The snowy backdrop offers a great chance to capture images on a camera, and cool temperatures typically mean the wildlife is more active. Many guiding companies offer the opportunity to have a catered trip—complete with…
November 7, 2019
Misconceptions that a person must be rugged and hardy to enjoy a winter visit to Yellowstone’s Northern Range keeps some would-be explorers from making the trip – but don’t be…
October 15, 2019
Gardiner locals will tell you winter is a particularly special time of year. With fewer crowds, abundant wildlife, and stunning winter vistas, Gardiner and Yellowstone National Park resemble a real-life snow globe when the land is covered in a blanket of white. Yellowstone’s North Entrance, located right in Gardiner, is the only park entrance open to personal vehicles year round and offers convenient access to…
February 15, 2019
The bad news? The roads to Old Faithful are closed to personal vehicles from mid-November to late April. The good news? The road is open to commercial snowcoaches and snowmobiles as long as you join a snowmobile tour or obtain the proper permit. We’d argue this arrangement makes traveling through the park in the winter a more private, special experience—you’ll feel like it’s just you…
January 18, 2019
Not so long ago, you’d be considered incredibly lucky to witness Steamboat Geyser blow its top. And despite a significant increase in the geyser’s eruptions, you’d still have to count…
January 7, 2019
As the sun rose over the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, Linda Carney bent over a toilet, windshield scraper in hand.“It’s the plumber’s daughter in me,” she joked, having…
November 20, 2018
Gardiner, Montana is located at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, where wildlife sightings are all but guaranteed. After all, Yellowstone is home to the largest concentration of wildlife in the lower 48 states. And Gardiner’s position at the base of the Northern Range—the area between Gardiner and Cooke City and one of the best regions for spotting wildlife in all of Yellowstone—makes Gardiner…
October 31, 2018
Although Yellowstone National Park is spectacular all year long, locals will tell you winter is a particularly special time of year. With fewer crowds, abundant wildlife, and stunning winter vistas, the park resembles a real live snowglobe when the land is covered in a blanket of white. If you’re considering a winter vacation to Yellowstone, don’t miss these ten bucket list-worthy winter experiences. 10. Go…
August 24, 2018
The fleet of new Ford vans plying the snow-packed roadways of Yellowstone National Park this winter is certain to turn heads. Not only are they taller than street-ready vans, they boast panoramic side windows. But the truly odd components are their oversized tires — about 4-feet-tall and 3-feet-wide — that are inflated to such a low pressure (a mere 7 or so pounds) they look…
January 13, 2018
In winter, this land of fire and ice transforms into a world of stunning contrasts—frozen waterfalls, steamy geysers and hot springs, and glistening snow-capped peaks. Wildlife are easier to spot against the snow-covered landscape, and there are far fewer crowds and lines at the entrance gates. Although it may seem a little intimidating, a winter visit to Yellowstone is accessible to everyone with a little…
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