Nearly All Entrances to Yellowstone Will Close Next Week
If you've been thinking about heading to Yellowstone National Park, you better make plans for this weekend.
According to a press release from Yellowstone National Park, this weekend, October 31-November 1, will be your last opportunity to take in the sights in park. As of right now, all roads are open, but that will change next week.
All entrances and road will close to vehicle travel at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 2. That includes the West, South, and East entrances. The North entrance near Gardiner, Montana through Mammoth Hot Springs to the park’s Northeast Entrance will remain open all year, weather permitting, to provide access for residents of Cooke City and Silver Gate.
Roads in Yellowstone National Park close in early November to prepare them for the winter season and snowmobile and snow coach travel, which is slated to begin Tuesday, December 15.
From late fall to spring, travel east of Cooke City is not possible due to a section of US 212, otherwise known as the Beartooth Highway, being closed to vehicle travel.
Park officials say that visitors should have flexible travel plans if you drive into YNP this fall or winter. Always be prepared for changing weather conditions. Officials also ask that visitors recreate responsibly, and to not visit the park if you are sick to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If you want to stay updated on road conditions and closures, click here to view that status of roads in Yellowstone National Park or call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information. You can also receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile device by texting "82190" to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).
YNP says that visitor services will be limited this winter. Click here to stay informed about changes to park operations.