Tower Falls Snowshoe Tour

Yellowstone National Park, WY

Trip Highlights

  • Potential Wildlife Viewing
  • Yellowstone River Views
  • Impressive Geologic Features
  • Frozen Waterfalls
  • Groomed Trails
  • Hot Drinks, Snacks & Lunch

Description

The Tower Falls Snowshoe Tour begins with pickup at your hotel in Bozeman, Montana. We enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive through rolling, pine-studded hills and soaring peaks beyond into the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Our hike follows a groomed trail and is great for first time winter travelers. Departing from an area with spectacular views of the Yellowstone River, we will ascend a gradual slope and continue 2.5 miles to Tower Falls. Along the way we will enjoy stunning views of the lower Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Calcite Springs, and a picturesque cliffs made of columnar basalt. We will also be on the lookout for bison, big horn sheep, elk, and eagles, all of which are abundant in the area. Once we reach the spectacular 132-ft Tower Falls, we will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch, complete with hot drinks before retracing our steps back to our starting point. 

After our hike we will drive by the Lamar Valley, an idyllic winter meadow system renowned for its wildlife. Then we will return to Bozeman, again enjoying pristine scenes of winter wilderness as we drive!

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8-10 Hours
From $195 Per Person
Season: December 15 - February

Season: December 15 - February

Return Guests get a 10% discount on all Trips!
Trip Type: Ski/Snowshoe Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-7 Guests
Trip Length: 8-10 Hours
Distance: 5MI / 8KM

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2

Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

SUMMARY OF DIFFICULTY

This tour is a great introduction to snowshoeing. The snow level will vary throughout the year, but the trail is groomed which makes it relatively consistent. Early and late winter season can be combination of hiking on dirt, pavement, hard packed snow, and freshly fallen snow. Proper winter boots, jacket, pants, hat, and gloves are essential for a safe and enjoyable hike.

Hiking Distances:

5 miles

Backpack Weight:

8-12 pounds

Terrain:

Lightly Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

250 feet

Heights Exposure:

Light

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP

  • Hiking/snowshoeing uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 4-6 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on a variety of surfaces including packed snow, fresh snow, ice and more.
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.

SOLITUDE LEVEL 3

  • Level 1: around other hikers the entire time
  • Level 2: around other hikers most of the time
  • Level 3: around other hikers some of the time
  • Level 4: see a couple other groups during the hike
  • Level 5: most likely to have the trail to ourselves
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Rates

Rates

  • 1 person: $625
  • 2 people: $325 per person
  • 3 people: $275 per person
  • 4 people: $235 per person
  • 5+ people: $195 per person
  • 10 and younger: $105 per person

Private tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include guide gratuity

Trip Dates & Booking

TRIP DATES & BOOKING

This tour is booked on a custom basis for private groups so does not have set dates (requested dates are almost always available). Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to schedule your hike!

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800-715-HIKE (4453)

Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • Transportation in company vehicle to the trailhead from your hotel in Bozeman, Montana
  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Trekking poles
  • snowshoes or micro spike crampons
  • backpacks
  • trail snacks
  • lunch on the full-day tour
  • warm drinks and snacks
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and emergency communication device

What's Not Included

  • Winter hiking boots
  • 2 liters of water per person
  • Warm clothing
  • Guide gratuity

Physical Requirements

Private tours are open to all fitness levels. We’re more than happy to adjust the length of the trip and the pace of the trip to fit what you are most interested in! For extremely fit parties our guides are ready and willing to move quickly and get you as far into the mountains as possible. And for folks interested in a slower pace and soaking up the magic and serenity of the mountains, we’re more than happy to do that too.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

When and Where Do We Meet?

We will pick you up at your hotel in Bozeman, Montana around 7am. Your guide will be in touch approximately 7 days before your tour date to coordinate the pickup time based on current and forecasted conditions.

What Should I Bring?

  • Multiple bottom and top layers so you can bundle up when you’re cold and shed them off if you’re warm.
  • 2 liters of water
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses (we recommend polarized)
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Camera
  • Two pairs of wool socks
  • Rain/snow jacket and pants for blocking precipitation and wind
  • Waterproof winter boots

What Should I Wear?

The weather and amount of snow in Yellowstone National Park is unpredictable and will vary throughout the year, so be prepared for snow, sun, cold temperatures, wind and possibly (but unlikely) rain. We recommend wearing comfortable, loose fitting non-cotton layers. You’ll also need waterproof boots and wool socks. Winter snow pants, jacket, boots and gloves are strongly advised December – March. Your guide will give the best advice for current conditions when contacting you one week out.

What If There Isn't Enough Snow to Snowshoe?

Some winters can be dry, without enough snow to merit snowshoes. In this case we will equip guests with microspike crampons and head out on an awesome winter hike!

What If It Rains or There is Bad Weather?

It’s unlikely we’ll have rain in the winter but it is possible. Regardless, if the weather is very stormy we may cancel the trip with a full refund. If you’re interested we will do everything in our power to reschedule. Also, please know our guides have years of experience and can discern between a casual snowfall and unsafe hiking conditions, and will err on the side of safety.

Cancellations

If you cancel a trip for any reason up to 24 hours before your trip, you are entitled to a full refund minus a $25 per person administrative fee. If you cancel within 24 hours, there is no refund.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 5 and older to join this trip

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