Winter in Evanston

Our winters are long and cold, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying the winter wonderland before us. Being the gateway to Yellowstone, most of our visitors come during the summer months, so you’ll have a unique opportunity to get to know Evanston when you visit in the winter. Find out what we get up to here when the temperatures dip!

Winter Weather in Evanston, WY

During the winter months, highs rarely reach above 34 degrees. Though it’s cold here, we don’t often see temperatures dipping below 0, which allows us to truly make the most out of the season!

Things to do in Evanston in the Winter

Whether you’re the type of traveler who fully embraces the beauty of winter or looks for a cozy place to escape the cold, we’ve got something for you in Evanston.

Go ice skating near the River Walk.

Slip on your ice skates and find your inner Michelle Kwan at the ice ponds near the historic River Walk. When the temperatures are low enough for the ponds to freeze over, we have our very own skating rink for you to enjoy. This is a crowd favorite, and on any given Saturday morning, you’ll find company here among Evanston families and winter enthusiasts.

Try cross-country skiing at Purple Sage Golf Course.

Although the snow and ice don’t make it possible to get in a round of golf, Purple Sage Golf Course adapts its rolling hills every winter to attract cross-country skiers. How’s that for innovation?! Here you can try your hand at one of our favorite winter sports while taking in the gorgeous white mountaintops that surround Evanston.

Go sledding at Bear River State Park.

You didn’t think we’d close down our favorite slice of nature for the winter, did you? Though Bear River State Park is most popular in the warmer months, it remains open during the winter, too. Good thing, too, because it has some of the best sledding hills in town! Grab your sled and head over to Bear River to spend the day enjoying the fresh snow. If you’re looking for something a little more fast paced, you can try your hand at cross-country skiing or snowmobiling. 

Learn about our history at Uinta County Museum.

If the weather is too chilly to hang out outdoors, consider heading to one of our favorite places in town: the Uinta County Museum. Here you can learn about the story of Evanston and how it became the bustling town it is today, dating back all the way to our humble beginnings as a railroad town!

Where to Stay in Evanston in the Winter

We have plenty of hotels to choose from in Evanston, from Quality Inn to Best Western Dunmar Inn and many more. However, if you’re looking for something more unique and memorable, consider checking out our yurts at Bear River State Park!