Winter is cold. Winter is brutal and miserable. Many animals hibernate for the winter, so they can outlast the bitterness of the cold and the elements. It seems, as if most human beings do the same. This is the mentality of many people, when the cold weather months of winter make their annual rounds.

It’s Time to Change Your Opinion

If the majority of people would come out of hibernation long enough to look around, they would realize that winter possesses an amazing splendor and an opportunity to experience the world in a whole new way. In the Rocky Mountain region of the United States, there are numerous winter and snow activities to experience. You can experience skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, sleigh rides, sledding, etc. Also, no one has truly lived, until they have built a snowman and been in at least one snowball fight.

Experience Life in the Grand Tetons

The Grand Teton Mountains are a range in the western U.S. The range is mostly included in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming. The park is approximately 310,000 acres and is only 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park. Grand Teton National Park offers outdoor experiences like no other in both summer and winter months.

Have You Ever Considered a Winter Day Tour and Sleigh Ride?

The Grand Tetons are teeming with wildlife. It is common on a sunny winter day to see bighorn sheep or bull elk. The best way to experience all the wonder, majesty, and wildlife of Grand Teton National Park is to take the whole family on a sleigh ride through the park, as well as the National Elk Refuge.

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Most people are not even aware of the opportunity that exists to take a winter day tour via sleigh ride. However, for those who have experienced it, the memories will last a lifetime. Typical day tour sleigh rides can last the entire day and visit the Grand Teton National Park, the National Elk Refuge, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art. On the sleigh ride tour the whole family will experience some of the most majestic natural views, indigenous wildlife (like bull elk and bighorn sheep), and a history lesson of the entire valley.

Most tours include the sleigh, the guide, food and meals (including snacks, lunch, and drinks), binoculars, entrance into the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the National Elk Refuge. It is very common for the winter day tours to not include the general entrance fees into the Grand Teton National Park itself. It is also very common for the companies providing the tours to pick you and your family up from wherever you are staying.

Family Fun is the Most Memorable Type of Fun

If you ask most people, they will say that their most memorable experiences are those spent with their families. A family sleigh ride through one of the most breathtaking natural monuments the U.S. has to offer will be an experience that no family member will ever forget. The time spent together in each other’s company will stay with all involved. A sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge is fun for the whole family.