YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Visitors have a few days left this year to drive through Yellowstone National Park.
Roads to most of the park’s popular tourist destinations close for the season at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, so park staff can begin preparing the roads for the limited, commercially guided snowmobile and snowcoach travel that occurs there during the winter season, which begins Dec. 15.
The only park road open to wheeled vehicle travel all year is the section from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Mont., through Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Junction and the Lamar Valley on to the park’s Northeast Entrance and the communities of Cooke City and Silver Gate, Mont.
The park encourages visitors to have flexible travel plans during the fall and winter, and to be prepared for changing weather conditions. Temporary travel restrictions or closures can occur at any time without notice. Mud and snow tires or tire chains may be required.
At Mammoth Hot Springs, the Yellowstone General Store, Post Office, medical clinic, campground and the Albright Visitor Center remain open all year. Pay-at-the pump fuel is available 24 hours a day, all year at service stations in Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction.
Updated information on road conditions in Yellowstone is available 24 hours a day by calling (307) 344-2117.