May 10: The road from Canyon Junction north approximately 9 miles to the Chittenden Road junction is now open to bicycles. Travel is PROHIBITED between the Chittenden Road and Tower Junction due to road construction in progress. There will be construction related vehicles, including heavy equipment, traveling between Canyon Junction and the Chittenden Road. Public auto traffic begins May 24, weather permitting.
Canyon Junction is at an elevation of around 7900 ft, Dunraven Pass is at approximately 9000 ft elevation. Cyclists MUST BE PREPARED for much cooler conditions and precipitation including snow when riding this section of road.
From late March or early April bicycling, walking, jogging, roller blades, roller skis and similar means of non-motorized public travel may be permitted between the West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs prior to these roads opening to motorized public travel.
Snow removal efforts may also allow for a brief period of bicycle access into the park from the East Entrance to the east end of Sylvan Pass (6 miles from the entrance) and the South Entrance (to West Thumb Jct) depending on road conditions for these early spring activities.
The first day of "spring bicycling" is never predetermined and is dependent on road conditions as determined by park staff. Motorized administrative travel by authorized employees and park contractors, including large construction-related vehicles, will occur during the spring bicycling period and rules of the road, including single file travel, remain in effect.
During the spring bicycling period public travel towards Old Faithful is PROHIBITED south of the Madison Junction restroom and picnic area, and from Norris Junction to Canyon. ONLY authorized administrative travel may occur on these sections of road.
Cyclists are REQUIRED to:
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The following list may help you prepare for a safe outing:
The information on this page is also available in a one page flyer: Bicycling in Spring (355 KB pdf)
Did You Know?
There were no wolves in Yellowstone in 1994. The wolves that were reintroduced in 1995 and 1996 thrived and there are now over 300 of their descendents living in the Greater Yellowstone Area.