An Interview with Katie Arenas, Avid Traveler & OBP Travel Planner Katie Arenas grew up with an appreciation for the outdoors through immersive travel with family, friends, and as a solo traveler. She let her passion for active outdoor adventure lead her all the way to her role at Off the Beaten Path, where she […]
Great winter adventure awaits in the steamy, ethereal geyser basins and sparkling, snowy expanses of Yellowstone National Park. Whether you’re an old hand at winter or have never owned a pair of snow boots in your life, you’ll uncover all that’s truly beautiful about the season on this journey. Wildlife watching in Yellowstone is superb during the winter, and your naturalist guide knows the best places to look for bison, elk, wolves, coyotes, foxes, bighorn sheep, eagles, and otters. Many animals congregate closer to roadways in the winter, and the snowy backdrop can make it easier to spot wildlife.
Travel an exquisite loop, from Bozeman, through pastoral Paradise Valley, into Yellowstone, then back to Bozeman. En route to Old Faithful, special snowcoaches transport you over closed roads into the heart of Yellowstone, where frosty-faced bison linger near the warmth of the geysers. You’ll walk along the snowy boardwalks to see steaming and bubbling thermal features and learn the geology of this one-of-a- kind place. If you like, your guide will take you out exploring on local trails so you can experience nature in that very special winter way. Or sit by the fireplace and relax! Winter really can be the coolest season.
Looking to learn more? Watch our video “Silence and Beauty” for a deeper look into what Yellowstone’s Winter Magic trip is all about!