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Yellowstone Wildlife Cabins - About Us in Winter
Yellowstone Wildlife Cabins
PO Box 96
West Yellowstone, Montana 59758
406-646-7675
Welcome to Yellowstone Wildlife Cabins in West Yellowstone, Montana!

There is much to see and do in West Yellowstone in the winter. All of our units are
located a short distance to the world renowned Rendezvous Ski Trails; the miles of
snowmobiling trails throughout MT, ID, and WY and many other attractions. We offer
packages that can include snowmobile rentals for in and out of Yellowstone National
Park; cross-country ski rentals for skiing on the many different trails around West
Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park; discounted tickets to the Grizzly Wolf
Discovery Center; discounts on downhill skiing at Big Sky Ski Resort (only 60 min
away); snowshoe rentals and many other winter activities – like dog sledding and ice
fishing to name a few.  Cynthia is also a NAI Certified Interpretive Guide (Snowmobile
and Snowcoach) in Yellowstone National Park.

We are happy to help our guests arrange their trips and give them advice on all of the
wonderful things to see and do in the winter. Many of our guests ask when our
favorite time of year is in Yellowstone National Park. It is resounding “in the winter”.
Yellowstone National Park is totally different in the winter than summer. Everything
has its “winter attire on” – that is, it is blanketed in snow – geysers become truly a
“winter wonderland” with all of the springs frosting the trees. Plus, the bison get white
whiskers all around their faces. Then, the geysers like Morning Glory with all of its
rich colors – azure, green, blues, yellows and many other colors are offset by the
white snow around them.  Below is a photo of some snowmobiles outside the Bear
Cabin.....click to enlarge.








SNOWMOBILING:
Outside Yellowstone National Park:
With its extensive trail systems and the close proximity of the town to Yellowstone
National Park, West Yellowstone is affectionately called the snowmobile capitol of the
world. From West Yellowstone, you can enjoy hundreds of miles of groomed
snowmobile trails in a three state region – Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. This is the
starting point to enjoy a winter wonderland of unparalleled beauty. Also, come and
check out the
West YellowstoneWorld Snowmobile Expo!

                           Want trails? We got 'em!
Imagine a long day of day cruising the 400-plus miles of groomed trails in the national
forests and other public lands, then returning to the comfortable accommodations,
snowmobiling camaraderie, and nightlife back in town. The next morning begins an
entirely new adventure!

The West Yellowstone area provides a wide range trails that meet the demands of
beginning, intermediate, and experienced riders. Whether you prefer steady, mellow
cruising with few elevation changes, or you are craving the powdery steeps, there are
plenty of options for everyone.

Two Top Trail is a popular choice. The variety of terrain and 2,000 foot elevation gain
makes it that popular, the views are magnificent, the trail is groomed and powder
fields abound.

The Big Sky Trail provides some of the best backcountry snowmobiling in Montana.
This 110-mile trail begins just north of West Yellowstone. The first portion is
groomed, but the trail quickly turns into an ungroomed powder experience. Deep
fields of snow and outstanding hill climbing opportunities are the hallmark of this well
known and challenging trail.

Lionshead Trail offers an exciting experience for those seeking something more
radical. Following the east side of the Continental Divide, the trail climbs to over
10,000 feet. Lionshead is a short (10 miles), but sweet, with plenty of the steep
terrain, very deep snow, and outstanding views.

Horse Butte Loop travels the shores of Hebgen Lake. This trail makes a pleasant
excursion through thick pines and open meadows and along the lake. South Plateau
Trail heads south for 13 miles and provides great views of the area's mountains,
following creeks and rivers away from the crowds.

The Continental Divide Trail offers a unique snow travel experience, connecting
central Wyoming with our community via Yellowstone National Park. The trail system
begins near Lander, Wyoming at Sinks Canyon, and winds through the Wind River
Mountains near Pinedale and Dubois. The trail then passes through Togwotee Pass
and Moran before entering Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The trail follows the Rockefeller Parkway and ends at Yellowstone’s southern
entrance.

Need we say more? Clearly the West Yellowstone area is a paradise for
snowmobiling enthusiasts. With so much snow, trail variety, and spectacular scenery,
it is no wonder our destination consistently earns top reviews. West Yellowstone is
truly the "Snowmobiling Capital of the World".

In Yellowstone National Park:
There are miles of trails currently available within Yellowstone National Park itself,
along the same roads traveled by tourists in the summer time. The riding is controlled,
offering less freedom than the terrain outside the park, but seeing the park's many
features in their "winter attire" is a unique experience. All trips are done on “BAT”
snowmobiles with guides. BAT is the best available technology snowmobile. These
are much quieter and better for the environment than your regular snowmobile.

SNOW COACH AND CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IN YELLOWSTONE:
One of the greats trips into Yellowstone in the winter is to take a snow coach into
Yellowstone and have the driver drop you off at Biscuit Basin. From there it is an
easy 2-3 mile trip up to Old Faithful plus the many other wonderful geysers like Grand
Geyser (makes Old Faithful seem small); Sawmill Geyser (yes it sounds like a
sawmill) and many others. The pools like Morning Glory and Sapphire are truly
amazing to see. Have lunch at the Lodge there and take the snow coach back to our
cabins.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING OUTSIDE YELLOWSTONE:
Hundreds of Nordic skiers come to West Yellowstone each year. West Yellowstone
is an official training site of the United States Nordic and Biathlon Ski Teams. From
the Yellowstone Ski Festival in November to the Rendezvous Ski Race in March,
West Yellowstone offers something for everyone. Nordic skiers of all abilities will find
our early snowfalls, gentle terrain and limitless trails the perfect setting for a
memorable ski vacation. Enjoy the grandeur of acres of pristine national forest lands
while skiing groomed trails or touring the backcountry.

West Yellowstone's bountiful scenery and unspoiled back country makes it ideal for
nordic skiing. We have some of the finest nordic skiing conditions anywhere. From the
pay to play groomed trails, to the publicly maintained pathways groomed trails to the
out bound ski tours, we have terrain for all styles, skill levels and budgets.

We look forward to having you stay with us.  Give us a call and we can assist with
your trip planning.  We also offer packages so check out our
specials page for more
information. Make your reservations soon, as the Yellowstone National Park area is
very busy.
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