• 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

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  • Construction Work To Result In Yellowstone Road Closures After Labor Day

    Two sections of Yellowstone’s Grand Loop Road will be closed due to construction after the Labor Day holiday weekend. Travel between some points will involve long detours and significantly longer than normal travel times. 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?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.