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 InDepth Video Series
What have we discovered about Yellowstone's wildlife, geysers, and other natural features? How can we learn from the park's history to help us protect its future? In this video series, explore Yellowstone's most popular questions and important issues with park rangers, scientists, historians, and park visitors.
Select an episode below or listen with iTunes.
Episode 1: Yellowstone's Restless Giant
Episode 2: Troubled Waters
On the surface, Yellowstone's waters look placid and pristine. But look closer-things aren't quite what they seem. There's trouble in the waters: Aquatic invaders-including fish, parasites, and snails-are moving in on native species. Follow three scientists as they search for answers in restoring health to Yellowstone's lakes and rivers.
Episode 3: Bears - A Yellowstone Love Story
Everyone loves the bears in Yellowstone. In the park's early years, people fed them along the roadside and they learned to beg and scavenge at hotels, campgrounds, and the park's garbage dumps. But was the era of the "beggar bear" ultimately good for the people or the bears? Find out how this love affair has evolved over time.
Episode 4: Generation W: The Generation of the Wolf
Episode 5: Voices of Yellowstone
Episode 6: Mountain Goats in 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.