Bridger-Teton Forest: Half-Day Snowmobile Remote Adventure
- Ride a snowmobile through a variety of terrain to remote areas not accessible to the general public
- Witness back-country Wyoming in it's white wonderland splendor
- Visit a remote and historic trapper's cabin deep in the National Forest
- Take a break at the cabin for warm drinks and snacks, and feed the wild birds out of your hands
- See the tracks or get a glimpse of a variety of forest inhabitants, from moose and ermine to foxes and wolves
Meet your guide at the shop where the snowmobile suits, boots, and helmets are kept, and borrow what you need. If you have downhill ski clothing, that works for this activity as well. Once suited up, go to the trailhead where the machines are parked and receive instructions about operating your snowmobile.
Although the adventure begins on relatively flat terrain to allow you to become familiar with driving, don't expect a wide groomed road/trail for this adventure. The snow conditions and snow depths are a big influence. Once you've got the hang of driving, climb and descend, follow twists and turns, and go as fast as you are comfortable; you will gain confidence as the ride progresses. If conditions and abilities allow, there will be time to ride freely and play in open meadows.
Take a break and explore the site of the historic trapper's cabin, deep in the midst of the forest. The potbelly stove will be lit, water warmed for drinks, and snacks readied for your arrival there. Here, relax, chat, and soak in the pristine and remote surroundings. Learn about the history of the cabin and the area, and hear stories of adventures and secrets.
Prior to heading back, enjoy a special treat feeding the wild birds that frequent the cabin area. They will alight on your hands and take food if you are still. Then, continue your trip and return to the trail head, possibly taking a new, exciting trail. Finally, travel the short distance to the shop where you can return any gear you have used.
- Snowmobile suits, boots, and helmets
- Operating instructions
- Food and drinks
- Forest Service fees
- Transportation to/from the meeting location in Bondurant, WY
- Sunglasses, goggles, gloves, scarves/neck warmers, and hats
- Children under 5 years
Prepare for the activity
Please meet at The Elk Horn Bar and Trading Post, 14523 US-191/189, Bondurant, WY. It is on the west side of the Rt 191/189, between mile markers 145 & 144. Allow about 1-1.25 hours to travel from Jackson, WY depending on road conditions.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Warm clothing
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Thermal clothing
• This experience requires a minimum of 2 drivers. If the minimum number isn't met, you’ll be offered a different date, or a full refund.
• Due to COVID-19 preventative measures, it is recommended to come wearing your own gear and not to borrow any.
• Upon booking, you will receive confirmation and written directions
• The entire adventure lasts roughly 3.5–4 hours, with the driving time between 2–3 hours, depending on your group's skills and road conditions
• This tour does require some physical ability, but is not strenuous.
• In the interest of safety and comfort, your tour might be rescheduled or canceled due to inclement weather
• A basic level of English is required to understand simple instructions from the guides
• There is an outside toilet at the cabin site