It’s the last chance for oversnow travel for skiers and snowmobilers in Yellowstone National Park this season.
Roads in the park began closing Thursday to make way for the plows that need to clear feet of packed snow in preparation for summer tourism.
Roads throughout the park will continue to close in segments over the next two weeks. All oversnow travel in Yellowstone will end for the season on Thursday, March 15 at 9 p.m.
Weather permitting, roads will reopen to automobile travel on Friday, April 20.
The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner through Mammoth Hot Springs to Cooke City remains open to automobiles all year.
Road Closure Dates (Gates close at 9 p.m.):
- Sunday, March 4, the road from Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris will close.
- Tuesday, March 6, roads from Norris to Madison and Norris to Canyon Village will close.
- Sunday, March 11, roads from Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge to Lake Butte Overlook will close. The road from Lake Butte Overlook over Sylvan Pass to the East Entrance closed on Thursday, March 1.
- Thursday, March 15, the remaining park roads will close.
At Mammoth Hot Springs, the Hotel, Dining Room, Gift Shop, and Ski Shop will close for the season Monday, March 5.
The Mammoth Campground, Yellowstone General Store, Post Office, Medical Clinic, the Albright Visitor Center, and self-serve fuel pumps remain open all year.
At Old Faithful, Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins close Sunday, March 4.
The Bear Den Gift Shop, the Geyser Grill, and the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center will close Thursday, March 15.
At Tower Junction, self-serve fuel pumps are available all year.
The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs to Cooke City, Montana, is open to automobiles all year.
Visitors driving to and in the park during the spring should have flexible travel plans and be prepared for changing weather conditions.
Temporary travel restrictions or closures can occur at any time.
For the most current information on road conditions and closures, visit go.nps.gov/YellRoad or call 307-344-2117 for recorded information.