Bison along the Firehole River in Winter. Credit: Jim Peaco, NPS
NewsAuthor: Steven Shaw
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - If your fall plans include a visit to Yellowstone National Park, you’d better act fast. The weekend of November 5-6 is the last chance to drive to many places throughout the park.
The west, south and east entrances and nearly all roads are closing to vehicle travel at 8 a.m. Monday, November 7. The National Park Service will then start getting them ready for the winter season and snowmobile and snowcoach travel. If you plan on snowmobiling or taking a snowcoach in the park, that season begins Tuesday, December 1.
Yellowstone’s north entrance at Gardiner, Montana to Mammoth Hot Springs remains open year-round. The road from Mammoth to Cooke City Wyoming is also open year-round, weather permitting. The Beartooth Highway east of Cooke City is closed from late fall through early spring.