Primarily located in Wyoming but branching into Montana and Idaho, the 2-million-plus-acre Yellowstone National Park is part of the National Park Service. Although the organization officially started in 1916, Yellowstone National Park holds recognition as the country’s first National Park having received this designation from then-President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872.
While people can witness Yellowstone National Park’s flora and fauna all around the year, they can also go on one-way or roundtrip snowmobile tours during the winter. From the middle of December until the middle of March, the park keeps certain roads opened and plowed for individuals who want to experience the area and see the snow-covered landscapes while riding a snowmobile. Visitors who participate in this activity must travel on a commercial snowmobile or accompany a professional guide because the park does not permit private or unguided vehicles. The five most popular snowmobile tours bring ticket holders to the natural wonders, such as Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Visitors can also travel “Specialty Treks,” such as the Firehole River Tour and the Winter Wildlife Tour.
About Alma Tuck:
An avid outdoorsman, Alma Tuck has traveled to Washington, Alaska, and Sydney, Australia, among other places. One of his favorite activities involves snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park.