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Cooke City is known for deep snow, steep mountains and unbeatable scenery. It's continually ranked as a top snowmobiling destination and also offers spectacular backcountry skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing.

Winter is a prime time for wildlife watching in Yellowstone National Park and its Lamar Valley. Large herds of elk and bison winter there, and wolves are often seen.

"The Road to Freedom Is Paved with Snow."

Getting to Cooke City in the winter is an adventure in itself. Cooke City is at the end of a dead-end road for seven months of the year and can only be reached by road from Yellowstone's north entrance, just south of Gardiner, MT.

For those with snowmobiles, winter access to Cooke City is from the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway (WY 296). Travel by vehicle to the Pilot Creek parking lot and then unload your snowmobiles and ride the last nine miles on a groomed snowmobile trail. View maps from the area chamber of commerce.
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