November 29, 2022 2 min read

Tips for Winter Driving at National Parks

With snowy landscapes, visiting the National Parks in the winter can be magical. On the other hand, with slippery roads, low visibility, and locations hours away from emergency services, you want to be prepared. Here are some tips and advice to help you navigate wintery conditions at National Parks.


  • Carry winter emergency supplies in your vehicle in case you are stranded. A spare blanket is one of the essential must-have items to carry in your car. A blanket can keep your body warm and comforted and provide emergency crew members more time to rescue you. The McGovern blankets are the perfect size to keep in your car. Cozy and plush, these blankets can help keep you insulated. Choose your favorite blanket from a place you love. 
  • Check for a shuttle service at your visiting Park during the winter months. Taking the shuttle is a great option and allows you to focus on the beauty of the landscape during the ride. If there are no shuttle options, check the weather before you go.
  • Fill up your car with gas.
  • Turn on your headlights during winter weather.
  • Check Park alerts and road closures.
  • Check Park websites to see if there are tire chain requirements.
  • Make sure you have the proper snow tires for traction.
  • If your vehicle has an ECO driving setting, turn it off. You will not have enough horsepower to drive uphill on ice and snow.
  • Also, evaluate your vehicle and ask yourself, "Is it equipped to drive up a mountain covered in ice or snow?"
  • Get a maintenance check before heading out.
  • Drive slowly on snow and ice so you can have more control of your vehicle.
  • Create more distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. This gives you more time to stop and reduce accidents.
  • Never try to pass a snowplow.
  • Put down your cell phone and focus on the road.

We hope these tips are helpful!

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