Snowshoe, Sightsee and Ski in our National Parks
Explore our National Parks this winter for solitude, wildlife viewings, stunning sightseeing and adventures in the snow. View the serene landscapes, vast wilderness and snow-capped peaks without the crowds.
Popular winter activities in Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks include snowshoeing, skiing, tours and exploring.
Arches National Park
Winter is the best time to enjoy the stunning beauty of over 2,000 snow-capped sandstone arches without the crowds. Try a short hike to Balanced Rock, Windows and Park Avenue or a longer hike exploring Devils Garden. Hike to the famous Delicate Arch where you can view the snow covered La Sal Mountains looking through the red sandstone arch.
Canyonlands National Park
The Canyonlands is Utah’s largest national park with three sections: the Island in the Sky, the Needles and the Maze. The Green and Colorado Rivers divide these three districts and each one is uniquely spectacular. In the winter, find solitude and quiet hiking the trails.
Glacier National Park
Winter in Glacier provides an uncrowded time to explore, cross-country ski and snowshoe through the beautiful park. Glacier Adventure Guides offers winter tours and adventures in skiing and snowshoeing.
Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park is a playground for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing and snowmobiling. Snowshoe or ski on the endless terrain for exercise and viewings of wildlife and beautiful scenery. Snowmobiling is popular in the park and on the 600 miles of trails that make up the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail System through Wyoming’s backcountry. View outfitters and tours in Grand Teton National Park this winter.
Yellowstone National Park
Experience how wildlife survives in a unique environment with thousands of hot springs and 2.2 million acres of snow blanketed land. Yellowstone winter activities include snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, ice skating and guided park explorations by snowcoach or snowmobile. View winter tours, outfitters and activities in Yellowstone.
Yosemite National Park
View amazing giant sequoias, waterfalls, meadows and valleys this winter. Many areas in Yosemite get sufficient snow for skiing and snowshoeing. The National Park Service offers guided snowshoe tours. Downhill and cross-country skiing is offered at Badger Pass ski area.
Zion National Park
Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is part of the Grand Staircase with magnificent layers of red rock towers, deep slot canyons, springs and waterfalls and awe-inspiring cliffs and mesas. Take a winter hike in the park or cross country ski or snowshoe in the higher elevations. The trail conditions and terrain varies greatly in the winter, so check conditions and prepare wisely for your adventure. Visit the Zion Adventure Company for gear, advice and tours.