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Yellowstone Snowmobile- Jackson Hole Winter Activity

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A favorite winter activity of many visitors and guests of Inn on the Creek is a Yellowstone snowmobile trip. A majestic place anytime of year, Yellowstone is truely unique in the winter. Geyesers erupt into freezing air, creating beautiful ice crystals and frost on near by plants, trees, even bison! The only access is by snowmobile or snowcoach, so there are very few people in the park on any given day.

Hailey and Nate of Inn on the Creek were able to experience a Yellowstone snowmobile, what so many guests rave about, this winter and brought back some great photos to share! Starting at -15 degrees, the morning was chilly but with the sun out, temps rose to 20 degrees by mid day. They said they were bundled enough to ignore the cold and enjoy the views, quiet, and peace of Yellowstone in Winter.

It’s a full day- being picked up at the Inn on the Creek at 6:30am by Chris with Scenic Safaris, the drive to Flagg Ranch was beautiful and clear- the sun just starting to shine on the Tetons. A big breakfast awaited guests at Flagg Ranch to fuel us for the morning. After a quick lesson on the brand new snowmobiles, we were off! The whole trip is about 90 miles on the snowmobile and gets you back to Inn on the Creek around 5pm. We stopped at some favorites including West Thumb, Old Faithful, Biscuit Basin, Shoshone Lake lookout, Kepler Cascades, and Lewis Falls. Lunch was hosted at Old Faithful in warming yurts- sandwiches, hot soup, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and giant cookies did the trick! Check out some of our photos below!

Photos courtesy of Hailey Levinson:

 

Tetons at sunset on the drive back to Jackson

Tetons at sunset on the drive back to Jackson

Hailey at Moose Falls

Hailey at Moose Falls

Sunlight through the trees and steam at West Thumb

Sunlight through the trees and steam at West Thumb

Hailey and Nate at Kepler Cascades

Hailey and Nate at Kepler Cascades

Bison hanging out around Biscuit Basin

Bison hanging out around Biscuit Basin

Nate getting ready to ride back from Old Faithful

Nate getting ready to ride back from Old Faithful

Old Faithful in winter

Old Faithful in winter

 

 

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