old faithful yellostone national park winter

Old Faithful Snowcoach Extension

Experience Yellowstone's Amazing Geysers without the Crowds of Summer


Extend your journey to see the Old Faithful geyser in winter, when it is free of the hordes of summer tourists! You’ll travel over the snow by guided snowcoach to reach this famous natural wonder, looking for wildlife en route and seeing some of the park’s otherworldly geological wonders, accompanied by your private naturalist guide.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Snowcoach to Old Faithful / Geyser Viewing (extension can begin on either Day 3 or Day 4 of Main Trip)

Old Faithful is, of course, Yellowstone’s most famous feature, erupting at regular intervals throughout the day and blasting scalding hot water as high as 184 feet in the air. In winter, you’ll have it without the hordes of visitors! Your excursion begins in the morning, where you'll join a shared snowcoach—or book a private snowcoach and be joined by a Trip Leader.

A snowcoach is a sturdy 12-guest bus with oversized, low-pressure tires that allow it to travel safely over the snow. The snowcoach is heated and has very large windows for wildlife viewing. Your route will follow along Fountain Paint Pot Trail, where you can walk a boardwalk trail among mudpots, geysers, hot springs, and fumaroles. You’ll look for wildlife en route, arriving back around 6:00 pm. Enjoy dinner in Mammoth, then transfer to your hotel in Gardiner. You'll resume the main trip the next day…BLD

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Length: 1 day
Cost From: $795  
Arrive: Gardiner, Montana
Depart: Gardiner, Montana
Lodging: 1 night hotel
Meals: All meals included
Activity: Walking, Wildlife & Natural History, Photography, Hiking / Trekking
Trip Level:

Wildlife viewing, cold winter weather