A Sierra Nevada Submersion: Hut-to-Hut Snowshoeing in Yosemite National Park

January 25, 2011, 10:31 am
John Muir said that going outside for a day is akin to “going in.” According to the famed conservationist and explorer, backcountry endeavors are about submergence. On a three-day, hut-to-hut snowshoe trip in Yosemite National Park, two friends and I get in deep – real deep – with the ...

Four Washington destinations that offer naturalist-led snowshoe hikes

January 24, 2011, 10:22 am
Here are some opportunities for guided snowshoe hikes in Washington's national parks and national forests: HURRICANE RIDGE in Olympic National Park Snowshoe walks for individuals and families will be offered at 2 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Monday holidays, beginning on Friday, Dec. 10, through March 27 at the visitor ...

Explore Rocky Mountain National Park this Winter by Snowshoes or Skis

January 10, 2011, 6:59 am
For many visitors, winter is their favorite season to enjoy Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. The park, just outside of Estes Park, Colo., is less visited but still very much open and alive with activity. Beautiful backcountry areas can be reached on snowshoes, skis, and at lower elevations - ...

Holidays in the Parks

December 16, 2010, 5:17 pm
If you’re looking for something to do this holiday season, look no further than our national parks! Celebrate the holidays by sharing in traditions handed down through the ages or make your own tradition. This holiday season discover a range of winter activities including fireside chats, winter caroling, backcountry ...

Catskill Park

New York's Catskill Mountains include one of the largest and most complex natural areas in the East - on par with the West's Yellowstone National Park. Round, forested mountains; narrow, winding valleys; rushing streams and rivers are features that attract many to the 600,000 acres of the Catskill ...

Adirondack Park

Encompassing one-third of the total land area of New York State, the Adirondack Park is unique in the United States. Within its boundaries are vast forests and rolling farmlands, towns and villages, mountains and valleys, lakes, ponds and free-flowing rivers, private lands and public forest. The Adirondacks are known for ...

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Rangers usually work 40 hours a week with frequent overtime and 
weekend work in the summer when the use of the parks increases.  
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Spring plowers bring may flowers at Yellowstone National Park

With oversnow travel ending in Yellowstone National Park this week, National Park Service maintenance crews will be out in force as begin clearing roads. As

The park's interior roads will reopen to automobile travel between mid-April and the end of May.  On Friday, April 16, the roads from Yellowstone’s North and West Entrances to Norris, Madison, Canyon and Old Faithful, open to visitors.

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Will sleigh rides in the Grand Tetons still be available as well as snowshoeing between April 5-April 8?
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I'm coming to the Grand Tetons April 5-8 and am interested in sleigh rides as well as observing the wildlife.  I also plan on going to Yellowstone Park.  I'm from northern Indiana, so the cold weather and snow won't bother me.  How are the main roads as well as the snow amounts?  Are the temps in the low to mid 30s?

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Grand Tetons National Park generally only offers guided snowshoeing tours through the end of March. If there is enough snow it is possible the park may extend their tours. Please call (307) 739-3399 or for more information. You can also visit the following website for more information on cross country skiing and snowshoeing in Grand Tetons.

Sleigh rides are offered in the surrounding communities like Jackson Hole. The following sites are links to several concessioners who provide these services. You will have to check with them to determine whether or not they will still be offering these tours.

As far as average temperatures go in both Yellowstone and Grand Teton, you can generally expect temperatures to range from 20 to 40 degrees. Be prepared for some snow. Yellowstone averages roughly 6 inches of snow in April, while Grand Tetons averages 23 inches. 
Most of the major roads outside the park are plowed. For status update on roads within the parks please follow the links below or call the following numbers:
- In Yellowstone check or call (307) 344-2117


- In Grand Teton check or call (307) 739-3614


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