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We were on the Beartooth Highway on June 20th and then in Yellowstone through June 22nd, 2017. There was a big snowfall of 8 inches the week before we went. There were patches of snow all along the Beartooth Highway - some... More
We were on the Beartooth Highway on June 20th and then in Yellowstone through June 22nd, 2017. There was a big snowfall of 8 inches the week before we went. There were patches of snow all along the Beartooth Highway - some on the peaks that you could see but not access. Then there were spots where the snow plow had made heaps along the sides of the road and those piles were very high. We guessed that these accumulated for a while and were so thick that they hadn't melted with the colder temperatures at the higher altitude. It was not safe to get out at some of these snow plow drifts, because of on-coming traffic or being on the edge of a cliff. At the very top of Beartooth Summit, there is a place to pull over with a sign saying the elevation. There was enough snow there to make your shoes wet and to cover the ground (at least 2-3 inches). We took a picture there and the girls made and threw snowballs, plus a mini snowman. :) We took coats so we were more comfortable with the howling winds that are up at the high elevation, and they had other shoes in case their feet were wet so they weren't miserable later. There were people shivering in shorts and flip-flops and that did make their pictures even funnier than ours though. In Yellowstone when we were there, there was a hail storm on top of Mt. Washburn which made the ground white, and at the higher elevation along that drive in that section of the park there were patches of snow left. People sometimes pulled over to touch that snow. We also saw patches of snow when we went through the south Yellowstone gate on our way to Grand Teton NP. There were people stopped to see snow there. I think it will depend on recent snowfall and current temperatures. The best bet will be the higher elevations, and you could even ask the park rangers where to go. They are helpful at giving advice about finding particular animals on a particular day (or time of day), and I imagine they might know the best places for snow. I hope your kids get to make some snowballs too!!