Yellowstone National Park Opens Most Roads Beginning Friday
Some roads and services in Yellowstone National Park will open for the spring at 8 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from the park.
Each spring, the park clears snow and ice from about 320 miles of roads and the Beartooth Highway -- U.S. Highway 212 -- outside the park’s Northeast Entrance in preparation for the summer season.
These roads will be opened Friday:
- West Entrance to Madison.
- Madison to Old Faithful.
- Madison to Norris.
- Norris to Canyon Village.
- Norris to Roaring Mountain.
- Mammoth Hot Springs to Willow Park.
- North Entrance to Mammoth Hot Springs to Northeast Entrance (open year-round)
However, the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris will remain closed until it is safe. A road construction area about five miles between Willow Park and Roaring Mountain is unpaved, deeply rutted, and muddy. Construction crews are working to improve the area.
Park officials urge visitors who want to see Old Faithful and Canyon to use the road from the West Entrance until the road construction area opens.
For available services, visit Operating Hours & Seasons.
In other park news, entrance fees will be waived Saturday to celebrate National Park Week.