AVAILABLE AS A SNOWSHOE TOUR THROUGH MARCH OF 2023!
Largely overlooked for the more well-known winter trails, Blacktail Plateau is a more leisurely, laid back destination. While you won’t find frozen waterfalls, geothermal activity or sweeping views from the top of a mountain here, you will find a more realistic view of what Yellowstone’s backcountry is like in the winter. The route follows a seasonally open road, now long since closed and snow-covered.
We will need to start this snowshoe trip no later than 11am.
INCLUDED: Snowshoes, use of binoculars, prepackaged snacks (nuts, jerky, etc…), access to gallons of water I will bring along to fill your bottles before we leave the cars
EXCLUDED: Backpacks, water bottles, any other gear you may desire or require.
Weaving through a forest before coming to an open prairie, this route is popular for animal travel, full of wildlife tracks of all sizes. It isn’t uncommon to see wildlife here, such as bison, elk and coyotes. It also isn’t uncommon to see wolf tracks along the route. When you aren’t looking own, the views here are great, giving mountain views above windswept prairies. This will be a 5-6 mile day with a little over 400 feet of gain and loss.
What you may see
- wolf tracks
- impressive views