Photo courtesy West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce
In November, after most of the roads have closed to wheeled vehicles (the road between the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, to the Northeast Entrance at Silver Gate and Cooke City, Montana remains open year-round) and while the roads are being prepared for winter use, a brief period of day-use bicycling, walking, jogging, roller blades, roller skis, and similar means of non-motorized travel are permitted, as conditions allow, on the following sections of the Grand Loop Road:
Cycling in Yellowstone during this time of year is not for the faint of heart:
Cyclists are asked to:
An entrance fee is charged at the North Entrance. The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, to Cooke City, Montana, at the park's Northeast Entrance, is open all year to cyclists and automobiles, weather permitting. The only campground open this time of year is at Mammoth Hot Springs.
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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.