There's only one way to walk through the serenity of winter in Yellowstone Country while listening to the sounds of nature and the crunch of snow underfoot: snowshoeing. Trekking Yellowstone Country by snowshoe is, quite possibly, the easiest way to explore our snow-covered landscapes. It's simple, inexpensive, and doesn't require a lot of gear. It's also one of the best ways to tour Yellowstone National Park when it's closed to vehicles (except snowcoaches), as well as Montana's national forests, in the winter. Nearly anyone can strap on a pair of snowshoes and tour the terrain.
Snowshoeing is the winter parallel to hiking, and it's a great way to be outside in the winter without having to learn a whole new sport. This family-friendly activity can be done by every age group and is a great way to seek out adventure together. Make sure you get the right gear, as the snow gets quite deep and you'll often find yourself sinking to your waist without a set of snowshoes; poles can be quite helpful too. You can rent snowshoes at many local outfitters or gear shops throughout Yellowstone country.