Yellowstone National Park Snowmobiling


An abundance of wildlife, mountain vistas and thermal features keep Yellowstone an incredible experience even in winter. The pristine white setting will leave you breathless as you see how winter’s coat fits perfectly on the shoulders of this magnificent park.

 More than 3,400 square miles of federally protected land await snowmobilers in the world’s first national park.

Facilities and services are available at all gateway communities; limited services and facilities are available at Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful, Canyon and Fishing Bridge. Snowmobile rentals are available at all gateway communities, along with Mammoth Hot Springs and Flagg Ranch.

To snowmobile in Yellowstone National Park, you must be accompanied by a licensed guide. Find authorized Yellowstone snowmobile guides.

Questions and comments may be directed to

For more information:
Park Headquarters: (307) 344-7381
TDD (for the deaf): (307) 344-2386
Lodging, snowcoach Tours: (307) 344-7311
Dinner Reservations: (307) 344-7901

Yellowstone Rules and Regulations:

  • Snowmobile operators must have a valid state motor vehicle license in possession (Persons possessing a learner's permit may not operate a snowmobile).
  • Maximum speed limit is 45 mph (72 kph) or less where posted or as conditions warrant; speed is checked by radar. Obey all speed limits and stop signs.
  • Drive on the right side of the road and in single file. When stopping, pull to the far right and park in a single file. Stay to the right even if the roads are rough.
  • Snowmobiles may be driven on designated roads only. Sidehilling, berm riding, or any off road travel is prohibited. Report all accidents to a ranger.
  • Operating a snowmobile while intoxicated is illegal. Possession of open alcoholic beverage containers, including bota bags, is illegal.
  • Snowmobiles must be registered according to state law. Mufflers, lights, brakes must be in good working condition.
  • Snowmobile exhaust and muffler systems must be in good working order. The maximum noise allowed is 78 decibels when measured during full acceleration at a distance of 50 feet.
  • Wild animals have the right of way. Stay at least 25 yards away from wildlife.
  • Entrance fees are required. A $15 entrance fee is required and may be purchased at any of the open gates. Passes are valid for 7 days and are good in both Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
  • Multiple riders on a single sled are acceptable provided that it is done safely.

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