An alpine adrenaline rush is one way to slay winter. Power through pure powder in some of the most sought-after terrain. West Yellowstone has been called one of the best places to snowmobile on the planet. The season starts early and ends late, averaging 153 inches of dry, powdery snow each year. Cooke City is equally amazing, with late-season backcountry snowmobiling extending into June and sometimes even July. Spring days make for longer daylight hours and more riding. Snowpack usually sticks around longer than most areas, stretching out the season. Climb to Daisy Pass at 11,600 feet. Freeride Henderson Mountain. Explore old mining country, play in deep powder meadows and boondock through the trees. Come see what all the fuss is about.
Always check out the montana avalanche report before you head out. You can rent a transceiver with your sled, or take a guided tour from one of many outfitters in the area.
Fairy Lake Road - The Fairy Lake Road is often used by snowmobilers. It’s about 4.5 miles north of Bohart Ranch and just past the Battle Ridge Campground. Look for Fairy Lake Road on the left. Park just beyond the turn-off on the right.
Olsen Creek Trail - 24 Miles of trail with a beautiful view of the Bridger and Crazy mountains.
While the snowmobile season ends for most areas in March or April, Cooke City typically enjoys late-season powder, sometimes even stretching into June.
Doe Creek Trail - Great for beginners and leads into Buck Ridge Trail at the end.
Buck Ridge Trail - A favorite among locals, with 16 miles of groomed and maintained trails. There’s ample parking at the trailhead.
Taylor Fork - Groomed weekly in winter, there’s also a large parking area just off Highway 91.
Within just a few miles of West Yellowstone there are over 400 miles of trails for snowmobiling. A few favorites are:
Montana Snowmobile Association can provide additional information