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Sleigh Rides at the National Elk Refuge

The holiday season is full of fun winter activities, especially in the Refuge System. One of the main attractions in the winter are sleigh rides at the National Elk Refuge in beautiful Jackson Hole, WY – what could be more holiday themed than a horse-drawn sleigh ride?

Sleighs stop along the tour to let visitors stand and take photographs of the elk. |Lori Iverson , USFWS
Sleighs stop along the tour to let visitors stand and take photographs of the elk. | Lori Iverson , USFWS

Visitors can take a horse-drawn sleigh ride among a herd of elk numbering in the thousands. The magical Grand Teton Mountains in the background and landscape covered in crisp white snow makes a fantastic experience.

These sleigh rides are available starting December 15 and run through early April. They run daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. even on weekends and holidays except for Christmas. Tickets are sold at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center located at 532 North Cache Street.

Jackson Hole is a winter wonderland with activities throughout the local area, and also on the refuge! For example, the National Museum of Wildlife Art is something you wouldn’t want to miss. Not only does it showcase some of the best wildlife art in the world, it has stunning views of the refuge. Also on the refuge is an outstanding amount of wildlife! From bison to elk, you’re sure to see some incredible critters.

For more information be sure to visit the National Elk Refuge homepage. Will you be participating in any winter activities on a refuge this season?

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2014/12/sleigh-rides-at-the-national-elk-refuge/

1 comment

  1. brent taylor says:

    took my daughter and 5 year old grandson there in march 2010 .great world championship snowmachine clinb we loved sleigh ride and grand tetons

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