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    Yellowstone

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  • 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 »

Things To Know Before You Come

Whirligig Geyser begins to erupt amidst the orange-yellow iron oxide deposits surrounding it in Porcelain Basin.
Whirligig Geyser begins to erupt amidst the orange-yellow iron oxide deposits surrounding it in Porcelain Basin.
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Roads & Seasonal Information
Road construction occurs every summer in Yellowstone. Please refer to our Road Construction Delays and Closures page for more information. If you are planning to visit between October and April be aware that most park roads are closed to wheeled vehicles during this snowy time of year. Refer to Operating Hours and Seasons for details.

A Seasonal Opening and Closing Dates for Facilities page is also available.
 
 

Guns In Parks
A new law regarding firearms in National Parks is in effect as of Feb. 22, 2010- See Laws & Policies for more information.

Did You Know?

Upper Geyser Basin Hydrothermal Features on a Winter Day.

Yellowstone contains approximately one-half of the world’s hydrothermal features. There are over 10,000 hydrothermal features, including over 300 geysers, in the park.