When you climb into a horse drawn sleigh that takes you for a ride onto the National Elk Refuge, you will find yourself in the middle of a western... Read More
Enjoy the magic of horse-drawn sleigh rides through winter wonderland!
Picture this: horse-drawn sleigh and unobscured views of the Tetons all the while elk herd numbering in the thousands right before your eyes. It's all possible with the National Elk Refuge Sleigh Ride Program. With a record number of visitors last season, the sleigh ride at the National Elk refuge is one of the most popular educational programs offered. Elk refuge sleigh rides are extremely accessible and fun for the whole family. You can even book a private sleigh for friends and family.
National Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides begin on Saturday, December 14 and are scheduled to run through early April.
The sleigh rides last approximately one hour, and accommodations for visitors with disabilities are available.
During the season, the sleigh rides typically operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include all weekends and holidays except for Christmas Day.
Steps to plan your adventure
Purchase tickets at the Jackson Hole Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center located on 532 North Cache Street.
There are big blankets on the sleighs, but still dress warmly with winter coat, hat, gloves and warm boots! The Elk Refuge is unobscurred, open land, so it often feels significantly colder than weather reports due to wind.
Arrive at the visitor center 15 minutes before your ride for a no-stress experience.
Children ages 5-12: $15
Children 4 and under: free
Private sleigh rides available through contact.
Group rates are available for parties of 20 people or more. Further information on group reservations is available below.
Photo courtesy of Tony Cross.
Contact information or to book a sleigh
The sleigh rides are operated by Double H Bar, Inc., a private contractor working with the National Elk Refuge. To inquire about a sleigh ride or make a reservation by phone, please call 307.733.0277 or 1.800.772.5386. To contact via email, please use firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the National Elk Refuge for providing this information from their website.
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