Changing Road Conditions
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
Changing Road Conditions In Yellowstone
Late season snows have descended on Yellowstone, and will make travel somewhat difficult in some areas of the park for the next few days. Park visitors should be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions, including temporary road closures and delays.
All interior roads were closed Wednesday afternoon. The road from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful re-opened at 10:00 a.m. today; the roads from Madison Junction north to Norris, Mammoth, and Canyon, may open later today if conditions allow. Visitors should be prepared for the roads to close at any time if conditions deteriorate.
The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, to the Northeast Entrance and Cooke City, Montana is open year-round. Interior park roads normally open this time of year include: the West Entrance to Madison Junction to Old Faithful; the North Entrance south to Norris and Madison Junction; and Norris east to Canyon.
When the road segments are open, limited facilities are available at Old Faithful, Canyon, and Mammoth Hot Springs. A complete list of facility and road closing dates can be found on the web at www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/open_closedates.htm.
We highly recommend that visitors check the following resources before traveling:
- www.nps.gov/yell -
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.