Winter Warming Huts in Yellowstone

Experience Yellowstone in its winter glory, then stop by a warming hut to grab a bite to eat, take a load of your feet and/or get away from the chill.
Yellowstone Warming Hut

Yellowstone Warming Hut. Photo by Bob Cates (Flickr Hiker Bob)

While on a winter adventure, it’s quite possible that you’ll need a quick respite to warm up. Plan to swing by one of the following warming huts to grab a bite to eat, take a load off your feet and/or get away from the chill.

Canyon Village

Found in the Canyon Visitor Education Center Lobby; restrooms open 24 hours; operates from December 15-March 13

Fishing Bridge

Vending machines and cold drinks available; operates from December 15-March 15

West Thumb

No food or water available; operates from December 15-March 15

Mammoth Hot Springs

Vending machines and cold drinks available; operates December 20-March 3 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Indian Creek

No food or water; operates from December 15-March 3

Old Faithful

No vending machines; operates from December 15-March 15 during the daytime only


Light snacks and hot drinks sold during the day; vending machine available anytime; operates from December 15-March 15


Winter sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge. Photo by USFWS Lori Iverson

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