News Release

Travel to and in Yellowstone National Park not advised due to winter storm

Whiteout conditions on park roads
Whiteout conditions on park roads

NPS / Josh Spice

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News Release Date: October 25, 2023

Contact: Morgan Warthin, 307-344-2015

  • Travel to and in Yellowstone National Park is not advised due to a significant winter storm.  

  • Some park roads are temporarily closed due to winter weather and hazardous driving conditions. 

  • Stay informed about road status in Yellowstone: 

  • 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).   

  • Check the weather forecast.  

  • After the storm passes and as conditions improve, park roads and entrances that are temporarily closed will reopen.  

  • Visitors should be aware that most park roads will be closed Nov. 1. The park annually closes roads at this time of year to prepare them for the winter season and snowmobile and snowcoach travel, which will begin Dec. 15.  

  • The only park roads open year-round (weather dependent) are between the North Entrance in Gardiner, Montana, and the Northeast Entrance in Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana (via Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Junction and Lamar Valley). The park prioritizes keeping these roads open in the winter as conditions allow.  

Last updated: October 25, 2023

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