Snow, yeah: Our Top 4 Destinations for Snowmobiling
Love to snowmobile or always to wanted to try it? If so, here are our top four winter-friendly destinations that offer an incredibly scenic setting for snowmobiling.
Yellowstone National Park, MT
Snowmobiling in Yellowstone is surreal. There is so much snow, and a tour will take you deep in the wilderness. Beyond the humming sounds of snowmobiles, it feels completely quiet. Want to feel like you are on another planet? This is your place.
The speed of modern snowmobiles… wow. You can really move. I tried to keep to a controlled pace. Boring? Perhaps. Safe? Definitely.
If you want to rent snowmobiles in West Yellowstone or would like to join a guided tour led by local experts, reach out to the friendly team at Yellowstone Vacation Tours.
White River National Forest, CO
People from all over want to visit Vail, Colorado—and for good reason. As North America’s largest mountain range, the Rocky Mountains provide incredible peaks that seem made for snowmobiles. In Vail, there are hundreds of epic trails for snowmobilers at every skill level to experience.
If you’re an experienced rider, you can rent a snowmobile and venture off on your own, or you can join a guided tour led by local experts who know all the best snowscapes. For those looking to maximize their winter, the expert team at Nova Guides can hook you up with both rentals and guided tours to the top of the Rockies.
Estes Park, CO
With a wide array of restaurants, cafes and boutiques, Estes Park is a joy to experience in any season. Winter is no exception, especially when you’re exploring Colorado’s High Country.
Both snowmobiling tours and rentals are available from outfitters such as Grand Adventures. At an elevation of nearly 12,000 feet, snowmobiling up there is pure mountain fun. And if you want to cozy up next to a fire or soak in a hot tub after a day in the snow, it’s hard to beat the centrally located Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park.
Whitefish, Montana, is another legendary winter destination, that’s just 27 miles from Glacier National Park. Way out in Montana’s rural paradise, you’ll discover some idyllic conditions for snowmobiles.
The pros at Swan Mountain Snowmobiling know Whitefish snowmobiling as well as anyone. Their tours take place in Montana’s famed Flathead Valley region, which is a mecca for snowmobile enthusiasts. Experience snow-covered, backcountry trails that go on and on.
If you’re in need of convenient accommodations in downtown Whitefish — along with outdoor hot tubs, snowshoes and s’mores kits — check out the welcoming Pine Lodge hotel.