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 »
Visiting Yellowstone in Winter
A winter visit to Yellowstone National Park will give you lasting memories of snowy landscapes, steaming geyser basins, and incomparable wildlife viewing.
Take a look here for cross country skiing trail information, Winter Ranger-Led Programs and other favorite winter activities available in the park.
If you are looking for some place to stay, eat, fuel up, get help or camp during the winter, give our Winter Services page a look. One popular destination is watching Old Faithful during a tour of the park. Our park Rangers also offer programs during the winter season.
Future of Winter Use
Did You Know?
Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.