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It’s finally time! I am starting to share my photos and adventures from this winter, that’s why there was a little break between posts. I had to get all my pictures ready to kick this off the right way, with the best of the best, or at least my favorites.
I wanted to give you a taste of what a Wyoming winter is like and hopefully inspire you to make a trip out there for a little winter getaway. Yes, it’s cold. Yes, it’s snowy. Yes, it’s expensive in Jackson. Yes, it’s worth it.
I want to give a little preview of what I did and saw working there over the winter. I was about halfway between the Tetons and Yellowstone, both which were hard to visit because of seasonal road closures. I spent a lot of time drinking juice in Jackson and looking for moose in the Gros Ventre area.
I didn’t save any money, but it was totally worth it. I probably wouldn’t go back to live in the snow ( I don’t really like winter,) but I’m so glad I went once and got to see the Tetons every week and sometimes from my room, and bison in the road, and my very first wolf. I’ll leave it at that and here we go! Better start packing your bags for next winter now!
National Park Pass + Other National Park Deals
- If you’re planning on visiting multiple parks (3 or more) on this trip or within the year, I would highly recommend getting a national park pass. It’s $80 and you can get it at the park entrance. It will pay for itself in about three parks. It’s so worth it and I buy one every year! They’re also great for gifts for the park lovers in your life.
- To help plan the best national park trip ever, this Ultimate National Park Planning Bundle is perfect! You get two ebooks and a planner, saving 50% by getting them as a bundle! If you want all the details, this is the bundle for you. Buy the Ultimate bundle here.
- This National Park Planner (one of the ebooks from the bundle above) is perfect if you just want some guidance in your planning. Buy the planner here.
- Get yourself a little National Park notebook to write all about your adventures while you’re on the road. These from Field Notes are all very cute! If you want one for all of the NPS sites (400+!) then this one is for you!
- Before your trip, get some national park apparel for your trip! Homage is donating 5% of sales from the national park collection to the National Parks Conservation Association this year. Buy national park shirts here.
- Consider reading some of these books set in national parks before your big trip, on your adventure, or once you get home to take you back to the parks until next time.
- Planning a big national park trip? Check out these other posts: National Park bucket list, Make the most of a National Park trip, National Park camping packing list, My favorite National Park hikes, More National Park hikes I love, Underrated National Parks.
Tips for visiting in the winter:
- Bring lots of warm clothes. It can get pretty cold. I love my Sorel boots and Smartwool socks.
- Rent snowshoes from somewhere in Jackson and explore Gros Ventre or Grand Teton National Park.
- If you want to see Yellowstone in the winter, you can only go by snowmobile or snow coach.
- Keep your distance from the wildlife. You’re going into their home. Just keep that in mind.
- Don’t touch or feed the animals. Pleeeeeease.
- Even though it’s winter and bears should be hibernating, I still always brought bear spray with, just in case.
- Know how to use the bear spray and DO NOT spray it inside.
- Don’t forget to drink lots of water. Even though it’s cold, you can still get dehydrated.
- Sunscreen isn’t a bad idea on sunny days either, especially since it reflects off the snow.
Have you been to Wyoming in the winter? Where? What did you think of it? Do you want to go?
26 thoughts on “34 Photos To Make You Want To Experience A Wyoming Winter”
these pictures are stunning!
Thank you! 😀
Your photos are stunning! I can’t believe how much wildlife there is. I’m dying to visit Wyoming!
Thank you! 😀 It’s crazy how much wildlife we saw! I finally got to see bears in real life on my last day there, too!
Hi Megan, this pictures are gorgeous! What about accommodation? Where would you recommend? 🙂
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Thank you! I loooove the Rustic Inn. It’s a little pricey but it’s super nice and has a wonderful breakfast! It was the only place I stayed in Jackson but it’s fantastic.
OMG! Most of these pics could be my desktop pics, they are so good.
Aww, thank you! 😀 Something like that is always nice to hear
Amazing wildlife shots — the buffalo is my spirit animal (and alma matter mascot!) <3
Thank you! 😀 I loved seeing the bison, lots more to come from a few weeks ago in South Dakota!
Beautiful photos! I recently had my first snow experience, and now I’m hooked! Definitely want to visit some more snowy places very soon 🙂
Thank you! I really enjoy fresh snow, but after a while I’m ready for it to be warm again haha. It is super pretty though
I love these a lot!! I just went to Yellowstone this summer and haven’t thought about going back yet, but Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP’s were AMAZING! Maybe next time I’ll go in the winter.
Yes! I love it all year, winter or summer. You can’t do a ton in the parks in the winter since roads are closed, but the whole area is still really pretty with the snow.
I’m a fellow winter hater! (or disliker? hate is such a strong word!) But these views are amazing. Beautiful shots Megan!
haha, agreed, not a fan of it, except around Christmas. And thank you! 😀
Ah lovely photos, good tips about bear spray, I would have no idea so maybe worth researching more before a visit!!
Thank you! It’s definitely good to have on you, especially in the summer, but good just in case in the winter, too. Made me feel a little better out in the woods.
There’s so much wildlife to see! I like to think the snowy, cold adventures are always worth the effort and these photos make it definitely look like a visit to Wyoming in winter is worth it! Great shots 🙂
I agree with all of that haha. I liked it a lot more in the winter than I anticipated. And thank you!
Thank you! I loved it there in the summer, too. probably more since I can actually hike then haha
omg these pictures! Unbelievable.
Thank you! 😀
This is a place where you will want to visit with no hesitation, such a shame I’ve been in the USA but I never check this out. Looking forward visiting there again.
Definitely! I loved it there in summer and winter! It’s one of those places everyone should go.