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 »
Beartooth Pass To Reopen Saturday Morning
Contact: Al Nash or Stacy Vallie, (307) 344-2015
The Beartooth Pass is set to reopen to travel Saturday morning.
The Beartooth Highway, the section of US-212 linking Red L0dge, Montana, with Cooke City, Silver Gate, and the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park, was open intermittently over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
However, heavy snows and a subsequent avalanche on the Montana section of the highway have kept the road temporarily closed for several days.
Road crews from Yellowstone National Park and the Montana Department of Transportation have once again cleared the road and are completing repairs so the road can reopen to travelers Saturday morning.
Park road crews have also been able to clear snow from the road between Tower Fall and Canyon Junction over Dunraven Pass. It opens for the season at 8 o’clock Saturday morning.
Once the Beartooth Highway and Dunraven Pass open Saturday, all park roads and entrances will be open to travel.
Visitors to the area should be prepared for cold weather, rain or snow this time of year. This could result in short travel delays if snow accumulates on high elevation roads and passes.
Current road information is available 24 hours a day by calling 307-344-2117.
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.