Operating Hours & Seasons
Yellowstone National Park roads between the North and Northeast entrances are open to auto travel all year long. They provide access to Mammoth Hot Springs, the park's wildlife-rich northern range, and recreational activities such as cross-country skiing, hiking, camping, and fishing in season. The other park entrances and roads have seasonal closures and travel restrictions. Please see our Park Roads page for proposed spring opening dates and more information. Then use the links below to plan your visit.
What Season is Best?
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.