April 17, 2017
Contact: Morgan Warthin
, (307) 344-2015
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, select roads in Yellowstone National Park will open for the season. Roads include:
• Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris
• Norris to Madison
• Madison to Old Faithful
• Madison to West Entrance
• Norris to Canyon Village
Be advised there may be delays due to road construction. Construction will occur between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris. Expect up to 30 minute delays.
Additional information and updated road status can be found on the park website at Plan Your Visit and Park Roads.
Each spring, Yellowstone National Park clears snow and ice from approximately 321 miles of road including the Beartooth Highway outside the park’s Northeast Entrance in preparation for the summer season.
Springtime in Yellowstone provides excellent opportunities for smaller crowds and wildlife viewing. Viewing opportunities special to this time of year include bison calves, bears, bull elk antlers in velvet, and the arrival of migratory birds.