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 »
Winter dates, activities, rules, etc. can change unexpectedly. Always check at the gate or visitor centers for the most current information. For more information about issues affecting travel in the park this winter, see Winter Use Planning in Yellowstone.
Exploring the Park
A winter visit to Yellowstone National Park will give you lasting memories of snowy landscapes, steaming geyser basins, and incomparable wildlife viewing.
Winter Trip-planning Publications:
Yellowstone Today - Our Park Newspaper Main Page —You will find the current park newspaper and archived newspapers here.
Documents labelled "pdf" can be viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free online.
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.