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. The trail may be the same but it will have a new look going a different direction. 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
- Sunglasses, goggles, gloves, scarves/neck Warmers, and hats
- Children under 5 years
Prepare for the activity
Please meet by The Branding Iron Cafe, Bondurant, WY. It is on the east side of the Rt 191/189, right next to the Bondurant Post office. Allow about 1-1.5 hours to travel from Jackson, WY depending on road conditions.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Winter clothing
• Allow about 1–1.5 hours to travel from Jackson, Wyoming, depending on road conditions
• Upon booking, you will receive confirmation and written directions
• The entire adventure lasts approximately 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. However, since you are actively controlling your machine, and dressed for outside, you will stay warmer than you might imagine
• Dress for the weather. Please wear layers
• 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 so that you can understand simple instructions from the guides
• Bring your sunglasses for your break at the cabin
• There is an outside toilet at the cabin site