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Slough Creek Snowshoe

6 Hours

SNOWSHOE TOURS AVAILABLE THROUGH MARCH OF 2023!

If you haven’t adventured on the Slough Creek Road in the winter, you are missing out on a classic trek. On this route from the parking area to the campground and back, you’ll more than likely see bison, and have a great chance to see wolves and coyotes. If wolves aren’t visible, huge tracks in the snow certainly will be, telling you they were here recently. The trail is mainly rolling with minimal elevation gain, expect for one larger 60 foot hill near the start and end.

We will need to start this trip no later than 10am.

INCLUDES: Snowshoes, prepackaged snacks (nuts, jerky etc..), access to gallons of water to fill your personal bottle, use of binoculars.

EXCLUDES: Backpacks, water bottles or any gear you may desire.

Overview

Along the trail, you’ll see endless animal tracks, amazing wind blown snow formations, wildlife, and the gorgeousness of the Slough Creek region. On a clear day, you’ll also have mountain views in the distance, helping to show the size and scale of the northern range. While wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, this is the most consistent spot for seeing wolves and coyotes that I have snowshoed. I will definitely bring a pair of binoculars, and we stay relatively quiet and always be alert. You never know what may be popping up over one of the many hills and ridges. The hike will be around five miles in total with around 200 feet of total elevation gain and loss.

We will meet at the Slough Creek road parking area and bathrooms.

What you may experience

  • Bison sightings
  • elk sightings
  • coyotes
  • wolf sightings
  • the grandeur of Slough Creek
  • blowing drifting snow
  • ice formations
  • a remote view at one of the best wildlife watching spots in America

Itinerary

Day 1:
The details

We will meet at the Slough Creek pullouts, best known for the two pit toilets located at the start of the closed road. From there, we will walk the more traveled section of the road before dropping down into the river valley. Along this stretch, we will look for signs of animals, learn about the park’s history of this region, and get deeper into the wilds of Yellowstone.

What you get

  • Snowshoes, prepackaged snacks (nuts, jerky etc..), access to gallons of water to fill your personal bottle, use of binoculars.

What you won't get

  • Backpacks, water bottles or any gear to stay warm.

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Slough Creek Snowshoe
From $ 100
/ Adult
From $ 80
/ Child