No trip to Yellowstone is complete without a trip into the heart of this magical land. Not only does it claim the distinction of first national park in the world – established in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant – it is also one of the largest and most diverse. This mountains-meets-plains ecosystem hosts all sorts of flora and fauna, there for your viewing pleasure in winter as well as summer.
So just what does one see on a Gros Ventre Wilderness Snowmobile Tour? Well, let’s talk about that.
A “Gem” of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
As the Forest Service Explains, this natural area is famous for many of its geological features, “from alpine peaks to red, purple and yellow rocky slopes.” Also, “the area is home to the well-known Gros Ventre Slide National Geological Site as well as the more recently formed Crystal Slide and many others.”
Don’t forget that camera, either, because you’ll get plenty of opportunity to snap the Grand Tetons, towering majestically in the not-so-distant distance.
An Array of Wildlife
While we tend to think of wildlife as snug at home on a winter’s day, that’s not the case. In fact, many of Gros Ventre’s animal denizens are abroad during clear days, including:
Although they are shyer, and thus you are less likely to spot them, the area also boasts significant numbers of mountain lions, grizzly bears, wolves and bison. Should you be lucky enough to see them, it will likely be from a distance, but such luck is not unheard-of!
High Mountain Plant Life
If you’re a plant buff, this is a can’t-miss tour. Enjoy rides along manicured trails under canopies of conifers and bare aspens. You’ll also see sagebrush, grasses and rare plants, which your guide can point out.
Ready to learn more about and book a Gros Ventre Wilderness Tour? We invite you to get in touch today!