Park Roads


Road & Entrance Status

For up-to-date information, check out the live road status map (above), call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information, or sign up to receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting 82190 to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions). Before traveling, it's also a good idea to:


2024 Road Opening & Closing Dates (Projected)

Click on the arrows below to expand the selection and find out projected road dates. All dates are subject to change depending on weather conditions.


Current Traffic Delays

It's important to be aware of all planned road improvement projects, as they can cause major traffic delays throughout the park. Drive slowly through construction zones and be alert to workers, heavy equipment, wildlife, and other hazards. The following road improvement projects in Yellowstone will cause traffic delays:


Additionally, chip sealing occurs every summer and preserves Yellowstone's roads. Plan for delays of up to 30 minutes. Drive slowly and maintain the recommended speed limit on chip seal pavement to reduce the risk of loose gravel damaging cars or windshields.

Find out more about road and infrastructure improvement projects and the park's plan to address the deferred maintenance backlog.

Map of Beartooth Highway, Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Cooke City, and Northeast Entrance.

Roads Outside the Northeast Entrance

After initial opening, weather causes occasional closures. Please check locally or at WY DOT and MT DOT before traveling.

Beartooth Highway

US-212, Cooke City to Red Lodge, Montana

  • Open the Friday of Memorial Day weekend to mid-October.

Chief Joseph Scenic Byway

WY-296, Cooke City, Montana, to Cody, Wyoming, or Laurel, Montana

  • Open year-round from WY-120 to Pilot Creek Parking Lot (4 miles toward Cooke City from the junction of WY-296/US-212). In winter, 9 miles of road are closed to wheeled vehicles (oversnow travel only) from Cooke City to Pilot Creek. This segment of road is open to wheeled vehicles mid-May through early November. Please check locally or at WY DOT.
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Directions & Transportation

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Grand Teton Road Information

Check road conditions and construction updates around Grand Teton National Park.

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GPS Coordinates

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Last updated: June 10, 2024

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PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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