Tour Idaho's Island Park caldera experience
We offer spectacular winter tours throughout the Island Park Caldera, in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Enjoy a scenic drive to Mesa Falls and Big Springs, in the comfort of Island Parks only snowcoach service.
The Bombardier snowcoaches, “The Bomb”(1952) and “Griz”(1956), are an incredible way to experience the areas natural wonders. The comfortable, and reliable, snowcoaches have been expertly restored and offer an experience and memories that you’ll enjoy forever.
Young and older visitors alike can choose from a simple scenic tour, or a x-country ski tours along the open spring waters that gush from the Yellowstone ecosystem. The open water supplies the source of food and habitat for wildlife. Moose, swans, eagles, owls, trout, pine martin, bobcat, fox, coyote and maybe even a wolf could be spotted?
Big Springs & Meadow Creek Lodge
Big Springs is among the top 10 largest fresh water springs in the world. Choose from a shorter scenic 1-2 hour tour, 1/2 day tour or a full day ski tour. Half day and full day tours can request lunch at Meadow Creek Lodge(Wed-Sunday only, not included with price rate).
Following the historic Shortline Rail Line, and using the old bridge for access. The x-country ski options are- 1.2 mile one way or 2.5 mile round trip. Great for all levels of skiers, including 1st timers! Starting from the old bridge, and ending with the Johnny Sack cabin, the winters beauty and the abundant wildlife will appear around you!
Mesa Falls, Lower Mesa Falls
View upper Mesa Falls from the brink of a 114 ft drop. It’s a bit of a snowy walk, but worth the effort. The canyon below is a beautiful sight, with a volcanic history.
X-country ski, or snowshoe a peaceful nature trail 1 mile downstream to view the lower falls. It’s great for beginners and 1st timers.
The canyon rim trail offers a variety of options that includes a 3 mile one way scenic tour, skiing the canyon rim downstream and down hill. Your Bombardier snowcoach will be waiting for you at the bottom. There is an additional $7 per person charge to use the canyon rim trails as part of the maintained trail system provided by the the Forest Service.