Want to snowmobile Yellowstone - get your permit now

Credit: NPS

Credit: NPS


Author: Steven Shaw
Date: 08.30.16

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – The National Park Service has just announced when it will start accepting lottery applications for non-commercially guided snowmobile trips into Yellowstone National Park.

If you are interested in taking your sled into the nation’s first national park, you can apply to do so on Thursday, September 1st for the 2016-2017 winter season.

An NPS permit is required for all non-commercially guided snowmobile groups into Yellowstone. “Permits will be allocated through a lottery with applications being accepted online at  www.recreation.gov through September 30, 2016.”  Said NPS rangers in a press release.  Those who win a permit will be notified by mid-October.

After the lottery is over, any leftover permits or cancelled permits will be available on a first-come first-served basis through recreation.gov starting in November and through the conclusion of the season.

Permits cost $40 dollars per day, with a $6 application fee. Trips can be up to three days long.


Trails of interest:

  1. Beaver Ponds Trail (YNP)
  2. Harden Lake Trail (YNP)
  3. Pebble Creek Trail from Pebble Creek Campground
  4. Slough Creek Trail

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