Craig Pass Closed for the Season; Mammoth to Norris Closed Sept. 14-30
The road linking West Thumb and Old Faithful is closed for the season—traffic should detour through West Thumb, Lake, and Canyon. The road from Mammoth to Norris is closed for two weeks—traffic should detour over Dunraven Pass. More »
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?
The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.