Yellowstone Opens Today to Montanans as Phase 2 Begins
Today is the day that the three Montana entrances to Yellowstone National Park are open again after being shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, Phase 2 requirements are now in effect (see below).
Beginning at 10 a.m., you can access the park through West Yellowston, Gardiner, and Cooke City. The other park entrances through Wyoming were opened back on May 18th.
Today (June 1) is also the day that out of state travel restrictions are no longer in effect, so no quarantining is required for those traveling into the state of Montana.
Park restrooms, self-service gas stations, trails/boardwalks, limited stores, entrance stations, medical clinics, and approved tours are all available starting today in Yellowstone.
The park right now is day-use only. The entire Grand Loop Road will be accessible for day use, excluding the segment between Canyon and Tower, which is closed for road construction. Limited overnight accommodations will begin reopening later in June. Campgrounds, visitor centers, and other facilities are still closed until health conditions allow for reopening.
If you are planning to visit Yellowston right now, park officials are asking you to follow all CDC and local health guidance by practicing good hygiene and social distancing. Face coverings are recommended where social distancing is not possible. People who are sick are asked to stay home and not visit the park. The CDC has provided specific guidance on visiting parks and recreational
Phase 2 Requirements
1) 14 day quarantine is lifted for those traveling in and out of state
2) People can now gather in groups of up to 50 people
3) Capacity raises to 75% for restaurants, bars, breweries, and casinos
4) Bowling alleys can now open