Park Roads

The map below shows the status of park roads and road construction (which occurs every year when weather allows). Click on a road segment or colored icon for more detailed information.

Most park roads are closed to regular vehicles from early November to mid-April (see dates below) when the park switches to oversnow travel (snowmobiles and snowcoaches). The only road open year-round is from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through the park to Cooke City, Montana (via Tower Junction). Travel east of Cooke City (via the Beartooth Highway) is not possible from late fall to late spring. All dates listed below are subject to change depending on weather and budgetary restrictions.

Conditions in Yellowstone can change quickly, especially during spring and fall. Updates to this map may be delayed, so check back often. Temporary road closures and delays are always possible and may not be shown on this map.

 

Yellowstone Live - Roads

Yellowstone Road Status Map
 

Current Road Status

  • Consult map above or call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information. Roads may close temporarily due to inclement weather.
  • To view current traffic conditions at the North and West entrances, see our webcams.
  • Check road conditions in Montana, Wyoming, and Grand Teton National Park before traveling.
  • Beartooth Pass is closed until May 26.

2017 Construction

  • Norris to Mammoth: expect 30-minute delays between Roaring Mountain and the Indian Creek Campground beginning April 21, 2017. From June 1 to September 10, this section of road will be closed during the night (10 pm to 7 am). From September 10 to October 6, this section of road will be closed to all traffic (day and night). Norris and Indian Creek campgrounds will remain open.
  • Canyon Area: some destinations will be unavailable as part of the Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project
 

Yellowstone Spring 2017 Road Openings

Map showing when the different major roads in Yellowstone National Park will open
 
Legend for spring 2017 road openings
 

2017 Spring Road Opening Dates

Weather-permitting, roads open at 8 am. Changes and delays are possible.

  • April 21: West Entrance to Old Faithful, Mammoth to Old Faithful, Norris to Canyon.
  • May 5: East Entrance to Lake (Sylvan Pass), Lake to Canyon.
  • May 12: South Entrance to West Thumb, West Thumb to Lake, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), and Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
  • May 26: Tower Fall to Canyon (Dunraven Pass), Beartooth Highway (US 212 to Red Lodge, Montana).

2017 Fall Closing Dates

  • October 10: Tower Fall to Canyon (Dunraven Pass), Beartooth Highway (US 212 to Red Lodge, Montana).
  • November 6: All roads close at 8 am except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast Entrance.

2017-2018 Winter Opening Dates

Conditions permitting, roads will open to oversnow travel by snowmobile and snowcoach at 8 am on the following dates:

  • December 15: West Entrance to Old Faithful, Mammoth to Old Faithful, Canyon to Norris, Canyon to Lake, Old Faithful to West Thumb, South Entrance to Lake, Lake to Lake Butte Overlook.
  • December 22: East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass)

2018 Spring Closing Dates

Roads will close to oversnow travel by snowmobile and snowcoach at 9 pm on the following dates:

  • March 1: East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass).
  • March 4: Mammoth to Norris.
  • March 6: Norris to Madison, Norris to Canyon.
  • March 11: Canyon to Fishing Bridge.
  • March 15: All remaining groomed roads close.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

(307) 344-7381

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