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Yellowstone National Park’s 2024 winter ends early March 

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Aurora borealis over the Yellowstone River at Fishing Bridge. PHOTO BY A. FALGOUST


Yellowstone National Park’s winter season ends early March and roads will begin to close to snowmobile and snow coach travel. According to a release from the park, by March 16 most visitor services and roads will be closed including the South, West and East entrances. 

During this time, the park will prepare for a spring opening to the public. 

Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris will close on Mar. 4. Norris to Madison, Norris to Canyon Village and Canyon Village to Washburn Hot Springs Overlook will close on Mar. 6. On Mar. 11, Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge will close, and on Mar. 16, the West, South and East entrances as well as all remaining groomed roads will close.

“As a result of limited snowfall in December and January, the 2023-2024 winter season was particularly challenging for the park and our oversnow operators,” Yellowstone National Park chief ranger Chris Flesch stated in the release. “We would like to thank our operators and partners for working closely with us throughout the season and for providing our visitors the magical opportunity to experience winter in Yellowstone.”

The North Entrance in Gardiner, Montana and the Northeast Entrance in Cooke City/ Silver Gate, Montana remain open year-round. 

The park is expected to reopen on April 19, 2024 for the spring season

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