Spring Plowing to Begin in Yellowstone National Park
Contact: Nash, (307) 344-2010
Contact: Vallie, (307) 344-2012
With the impending arrival of spring comes the end of the winter season and over-the-snow travel in Yellowstone National Park. Park roads will begin to close to snowmobiles and snowcoaches in preparation for spring plowing. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2007, groomed roads from Mammoth to Norris will be closed, followed by the closure of Norris to Madison and Norris to Canyon at 9:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 6. All remaining groomed roads will close to oversnow vehicles at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, to Cooke City, Montana, at the park's Northeast Entrance, is open all year to automobiles, weather permitting.
Yellowstone's weather is very unpredictable. Always be prepared for a range of conditions. Call park headquarters at (307) 344-7381 for current information prior to traveling to Yellowstone.
Did You Know?
Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.