Red Lodge Snowmobiling: Snowmobile Rentals & Tours

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Nestled in the Beartooth Mountains, Red Lodge Montana is a snowmobiler's delight. Bring your own snowmobile - no nearby rentals available.

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Providers These companies can get you there

Crown Butte Rentals - Yamaha & Arctic Cat Sleds

Full-service dealership and rental company in Cooke City provides the best in rental snowmobiles, whether you prefer following a trail or high-lining the back country.

Lodgepole Snowmobile Rentals at Cooke City Exxon

Offering top of the line rental sleds from Polaris and Ski-Doo. With hundreds of miles of trails in the Beartooth backcountry.

Bear Lodge Resort - Snowmobile Rentals & Tours

Located in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains, east of Red Lodge, Bear Lodge Resort offers snowmobile rentals and guided tours.

Deer Haven Lodge - Snowmobile Rentals

Rent a snowmobile from Deer Haven Lodge, located with great access to the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming.

Guided Snowmobile Tours in the Bighorns

Offering guided snowmobiling tours in the Bighorn Mountains, just east of Red Lodge, Montana.

Red Lodge Powersports - Arctic Cat rentals

Offering the M6 and M8 model Arctic Cat sleds this winter. From $150/half-day to $225/full-day, these are perfect for Beartooth trails & backcountry.


Beginners and experienced snowmobilers alike love winter in the outdoor wonderland that is Red Lodge, Montana. Snowmobile season usually starts in December and ends in April. Conditions vary each winter with temperatures from 20°F-30°F to below zero. Snow depths average a few feet to 15 feet at higher elevations on nearly 4,000 miles of groomed trails.

Where to go Snowmobiling

  • Within Yellowstone National Park: Snowmobiling is only permitted via commercially guided tours in Yellowstone National Park. A limited number of snowmobiles are allowed in the park daily, and trips fill up quickly during holiday periods, so make early reservations. Most snowmobiling tours leave from the north (3 hours from Red Lodge) and west entrances (4 hours from Red Lodge) of the park.
  • From Red Lodge to Cooke City: Vehicle access to Cooke City and Silver Gate, MT is closed on US Hwy 212, east of Cooke City in winter. But you can snowmobile this closed road from Chief Joseph Scenic Highway (WY 296), at the Pilot Creek parking lot. It is approximately nine miles into Cooke City.

Rentals and Permits

There are NO snowmobile rentals available within or near Red Lodge. Snowmobile enthusiasts MUST bring their own snowmobile.

Snowmobilers from other states are required to purchase a $25 temporary use permit. Permits are available December 1 at some hotels and through Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (406-444-2535).

Other Snowmobiling Resources

Montana Nightriders Snowmobile Club

A great online resource for snowmobile enthusiasts in Montana looking for events and information on trail conditions.

American Council of Snowmobile Associations

Offering information for local clubs on national events and changes to rules and regulations for snowmobile use.