When you explore Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in the quiet of winter, you’ll find wildlife encounters that will amaze you. And while they are famously elusive, wolves are top draw, and we spend unhurried hours in the best place on Earth to spot them. But you never know what else we might encounter…
During a snowshoe outing last winter, I happened upon a creek where several ice-encrusted bison were drinking the free-flowing water just 10 feet away. We almost bumped right into them. This is the magic of a silent, snowbound Yellowstone.
You’ll travel in solitude with a small group and two naturalist Expedition Leaders who are gray wolf experts. Our guides are in constant communication with researchers in the field, so we’re able to move quickly to places where wolves have most recently been sighted. And our high-powered spotting scopes enhance a coveted encounter.
All sorts of surprises await as we travel by snowcoach amid Yellowstone’s vast meadows, bubbling hot pots and exploding geysers. A sparkling blanket of snow makes wildlife easier to spot, while deep drifts often drive bison, moose and elk closer to winter’s lightly traveled roads.
If you’re a nature photographer, choose our Winter Photo Expedition, with extra time to linger for perfect shots, plus a wealth of photography expertise. Or, if wolves are your primary focus, our Wolf Quest Photo Adventure is our most wolf-intensive option, with multiple trips to the Lamar Valley to search for them.
Our winter wildlife expeditions fill fast, with just 14 guests per departure, which we divided into two smaller groups on safaris in the park. Call 800-543-8917 to experience the majesty of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem during its most rewarding season.
I hope to see you out there,
Nat Hab Founder & President