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 »
Yellowstone Spring Visitation Down
Contact: Al Nash or Dan Hottle, (307) 344-2015
National Park Service
2011 2010 Change
January 24,517 25,595 - 4.2
February 28,174 29,108 - 3.2
March 18,728 21,028 - 10.9
April 28,147 32,763 - 14.1
May 218,317 250,445 - 12.8
Year-To-Date 317,882 358,939 - 11.4
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.