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UPDATE: Nearly all entrances and roads close in Yellowstone National Park TODAY at 7 p.m. due to expected winter weather

Cars driving on winding snowy road
Snowy roads between Gardiner, MT, and Mammoth Hot Springs, WY

NPS / Jacob W, Frank

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News Release Date: November 6, 2021

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

Due to expected winter weather tonight through Sunday, November 7, the West, South and East entrances and all roads, with one exception, will close in Yellowstone National Park TODAY, November 6, at 7 p.m. 

The one exception is the road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs to the Northeast Entrance and communities of Cooke City and Silver Gate, Montana. This road is open all year, weather-permitting. 

Nearly all entrances and roads were scheduled to close at 12:01 a.m. Monday, November 8.  

The park annually closes roads in early November to prepare them for the winter season and snowmobile and snowcoach travel, which will begin Wednesday, December 15.

For road condition updates: 

  • Visit Park Roads

  • Call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information. 

  • Receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting "82190" to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions). 

Last updated: November 6, 2021

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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