Snowmobiler in Yellowstone National Park during the winter

Snowmobile Rentals


Call 800-426-7669 Today to Make a Reservation

Yellowstone Vacation Tours is located at 415 Yellowstone Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

  • Reservation Hours: 8 AM - 7 PM.
  • Rental Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM, seven days a week.
  • Insurance (optional): All liquid cooled sleds = $850 deductible, $18 per day
  • Deposit: Credit card is required on all models for all dates.
  • Cancellation: A minimum of 20 days' notice is required for a refund.
  • Gas: We supply one tank of gas.
  • All Snowmobile Rentals, both inside and outside of Yellowstone National Park: Must be 16 years of age and have a valid driver's license to drive a snowmobile.
  • Group Discounts: Call Group Sales at 800-426-7669.
  • Rental rates do not include applicable tax of 3%, lunch, clothing, gratuity, or Yellowstone National Park entry fees.
The town of West Yellowstone is known for many things, mostly our close proximity to the western entrance to Yellowstone National Park. But did you also know that West Yellowstone is known as one of the best snowmobile locations in North America? It's true! Some even go so far as to call us the "Snowmobiling Capital of the World"! Due to our high elevation and our yearly average of over 200 inches of snowfall, the snowmobile season starts early and runs long; generally before and after the roads in Yellowstone National Park are open for oversnow travel. And, with literally HUNDREDS of miles of trails to choose from - some of which start right here in town - it's no wonder why snowmobile enthusiasts flock to West Yellowstone every winter.

When snowmobiling through the Park, there are many regulations that must be adhered to, including speed limit, required guide, riding formation, and the type of snowmobile that can be used. Outside the Park, however, the sky is the limit! Choose from any of our models you like, pick out a trail that suits your riding skill level, and off you go. Before you depart, one of our professional licensed guides will give you a free orientation on the snowmobile you select, ensuring that you know how to operate each of the simple controls so that you can have a safe and fun journey exploring the surrounding National Forests on your own.

West Yellowstone Snowmobile Trails

A wide range of groomed and ungroomed trails are available for riders of all skill levels, from beginner to intermediate to advanced. The popular Rendezvous Trail system is located just blocks away from our headquarters in West Yellowstone, or you can check out any of the others that run through the nearby Custer Gallatin, Beaverhead-Deerlodge, and Caribou-Targhee National Forests. Just a few popular examples are:
  • Madison Arm Loop - 20 miles; located northwest of West Yellowstone, groomed, great for beginners, with views of Hebgen Lake and the south fork of the Madison River.

  • Two Top Trail - 30 miles; located in West Yellowstone, groomed, one of the most famous trails in North America, 2,000 feet elevation gain, with unique views of "snow ghosts" (trees caked in snow from the constant driving winds) and surrounding mountain ranges.

  • Big Sky Trail - 110 miles; located just north of West Yellowstone, ungroomed, ideal for advanced riders seeking backcountry adventure.

What to Wear / What to Bring

All snowmobile rentals require a DOT-approved helmet, but there is some additional equipment you will want for your safety and comfort: a full body snowmobile suit, insulated boots, and insulated gloves/mittens. Don't have your own snowmobile gear? Not to worry; Yellowstone Vacation Tours has everything you need! You can reserve snowmobile clothing when you make your reservation, and you will then be sized on-site when you arrive. With the gear described above, most riders will be comfortable enough wearing jeans, thermal underwear, and a long sleeve shirt. You are welcome to dress warmer if you like, but we recommend dressing in layers so you can better regulate your own personal temperature. Some other items you may want to bring with you or purchase in advance include a boxed lunch, backpack, wool socks, balaclava (face mask), sunglasses or goggles, and of course your camera.

YELLOWSTONE SNOWMOBILE RENTAL RATES

4-Stroke Models

Grand Touring LE 900 ACE - $175 outside Park/$225 inside Park**
Yellowstone Park Approved Electric Start - Single/Double: For the ultimate in touring luxury, the Ski-Doo Grand Touring LE has all the features and options you would expect to find. The 900 ACE engine, with the REV-XR chassis, is the perfect combination. Add rMotion rear suspension with the SilentDrive system, and you've got a quiet snowmobile with less vibration, creating a ride that is comfortable for hours. On top of being one of cleanest, quietest and most comfortable snowmobiles on the market, it also has hand and thumb warmers for the driver and passenger, extra-tall windshield, electric start and reverse. Touring perfection!

**NOTE: All sleds entering Yellowstone National Park must be approved 4-strokes.

2-Stroke Models

Polaris 550 Indy Voyager 144 - $129
Looking for a snowmobile that's good on and off the trail? The proven 550cc fan cooled engine has finally made it to the Pro-Ride chassis! With heated handle bars, thumb warmers, electric start, and 50 pounds lighter than its predecessor, the 550 INDY 144ES is the perfect choice for touring trails. At the same time, the 144-inch Cobra track is more than sufficient to tackle any powder playground you might encounter. Legendary performance. Simply Fun.

Polaris 600 RMK - $185
With an awesome power-to-weight ratio and long track, you won't find a better mountain sled. Jump on this 120hp, 600cc liquid power sled, and let the 144-inch track take you to places that look like a postcard. Features include push button reverse, Rush chassis, mountain bar, and hand and thumb warmers.

Ski-Doo 850 Summit E-TEC - $225
Quite simply, the agile, powerful, and effortless Ski-Doo Summit is the beginning of a new era in mountain riding. A mountain sled has never been so responsive and agile, thanks to the combination of a new REV platform and Rotax 850 E-TEC engine. The most powerful 2-stroke engine in the industry, it pumps out 165 hp to a 154" track. Features include REP Reverse, handlebar warmers, thumb warmer, and T-Motion rear suspension.

Polaris 850 PRO-RMK - $225
The SnowCheck-exclusive 850 PRO-RMK® 163 - powered by the all-new Polaris® 850 Patriot™ engine - is part of the lightest, strongest, most flickable deep snow family on the market. The world's best mountain sled features the lightweight AXYS chassis which delivers the industry's best power-to-weight ratio, giving the rider instantaneous lift and immediate response.