The Best Places To See Wildlife in Yellowstone in the Winter

Many people pass up on vacation travels during winter because they think it’s not a good time to be out and about. Apart from the discomfort of the cold and the hazards of being out in the snow, it’s also mistakenly believed that there really is nothing much to see anyway. 

Well, that can’t be any farther from the truth. Especially not with the fun adventures offered by Yellowstone Winter Tours. From bison and elk sightings to bighorn sheep, and even wolves, there’s still plenty to see and do in winter at Yellowstone. 

If you’re looking forward to going on an adventure during winter, there’s no better place to do so than Yellowstone. Here are some of the best places you can check out for your winter wonderland experience.

Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Lake would be frozen around this time, but there would certainly still be open pockets where you view otters coming in and out of the freezing cold waters.

Other wildlife that could be found lingering around the area during this season are bighorn sheep, antelopes, and coyotes.

Lamar Valley

The coyotes sure do wander freely throughout the park as they can also be found over the Lamar Valley in the winter. This is because the valley becomes a perfect spot for foraging and hunting food for them and other animals like mule deer and bison. 

For the most part, however, Lamar Valley is more popularly known as the wolves’ turf, so if you’re eager to see them in their natural habitat, this would be a good place to go.

Firehole River & Madison River

Over at the Firehole River and Madison River, sightseers can look forward to witnessing a variety of wildlife while sitting inside a warm, cozy coach. Bison, elk, bobcats, as well as small songbirds, and trumpeter swans head to the rivers for winter sustenance. 

The Northern Range

The Northern Range in Yellowstone offers plenty of activities to do in the wildlife in winter, such as snowmobiling, dog sledding, and ice fishing. Aside from that, it’s also a great place to find foxes, bison, elk, and moose, as well as dozens of interesting owl species.

There’s also the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, although the grizzlies will be in hibernation during this season. 

Old Faithful

The Old Faithful area offers plenty of treats, from the most famous geyser to the herd of bison known to hang out nearby. There’s also a snowshoe tour that happens in the area that taps into the backcountry of Yellowstone. 

These are but some great wildlife sights and activities you can look forward to in Yellowstone during winter. Find the right winter wildlife adventure for you and your family with Yellowstone Wildlife Tours.