• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitors walking on the boardwalk in front of erupting geyser.

Lower Geyser Basin

NPS

Yellowstone National Park roads between the North and Northeast entrances are open to auto travel every day, year-round. 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?
Choosing which season to visit Yellowstone depends on what you are looking for. Winter, spring, summer, and fall have their own character and advantages. Plan your visit in advance and make sure to consider how Things to Do and Places to Go vary depending on the time of year.

Did You Know?

Fishing Bridge.

You cannot fish from Fishing Bridge. Until 1973 this was a very popular fishing location since the bridge crossed the Yellowstone River above a cutthroat trout spawning area. It is now a popular place to observe fish.