​Romantic Excursions at Yellowstone: For Valentine’s Day and Beyond

There’s no denying the breathtaking beauty of Yellowstone National Park. With nearly 3,500 square miles of scenic Wyoming backcountry and scenery from volcanic hot springs to deep canyons, it’s an awe-inspiring place. The landscape here is truly romantic—as evidenced by the millions of gorgeous photos taken here and famous paintings depicting the park’s most attractive features. Here are just a few of the romantic excursions you can take here, for Valentine’s Day and beyond.   
Snuggle on a Snowmobile
While most of the Yellowstone’s 4+ million annual visitors head here in the sunshine (or at least in the warmer months), a February visit brings unique and rare sights. Treat your sweetie to Scenic Safaris’ Grand Canyon tour in the wintertime and enjoy the magic of the season. If your significant other is a snow bunny, opt for the more adventurous snowmobile tour, which includes breakfast and lunch, Ski Doo 4-Stroke rental and gear.
The trip starts off with a leisurely one-and-a-half hour rise from Jackson to Yellowstone’s South Entrance, followed by stops along Yellowstone Lake before visiting the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. The canyon is up to 1,200 deep in some spots, and contains a handful of scenic waterfalls to enhance the romance factor of your journey. The only negative of taking this guided snowmobile tour is that you’ll want to snuggle closer to keep warm in the cool weather… but is that really a downside?
Stay Warm and Cozy
When choosing the perfect Scenic Safaris tour, be honest about any limitations or preferences. Is your sweetheart skittish about cold? Would you prefer the comfort of a snow coach over the thrilling adventure of a snowmobile? Luckily, if you’re set on a Valentine’s week excursion, Scenic Safaris also has a snow coach (like a big luxury van) to carry you both into Yellowstone.
Their wintertime Old Faithful tour takes guests into the park and on roads where cars aren’t even allowed after the first snowfall. Cruise 45 miles of groomed trails up to Old Faithful, where the famous geyser regularly erupts even in the coldest temperatures. Stops along the way may include Moose Falls, Lewis Falls, and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Have your camera ready to take pictures at each stop—and don’t forget to ask your guide (or a fellow traveler) to snap a few good shots of you and your loved one together.
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
If the thought of being outside in 30-degree temperatures or less makes you shudder, perhaps it’s time to make a dinner reservation for V-Day and put off the Yellowstone excursion. Treat your partner to roses or chocolates and book your Wyoming trip for later in the year. Scenic Safaris offers three unique hiking tours in the warmer months: Old Faithful, Grand Canyon and Lower Loop. There’s even a tubing tour if you want to put on a swimsuit and enjoy the blissful waters of the Snake River. It’s still a great holiday gift to present your sweetheart with an upcoming summer trip you both can look forward to.
If you’re looking for a special place to take your sweetie this Valentine’s Day (or for an anniversary or birthday), Yellowstone National Park can’t be beat. The breathtaking canyons and waterfalls here are the ideal spot for a romantic trip – or even a proposal! Book online today, or give us a call at 1-888-734-8898 with any questions about our scenic Wyoming tours.