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Yellowstone closing most roads for winter season

Bison along the Firehole River in Winter. Credit: Jim Peaco, NPS

Bison along the Firehole River in Winter. Credit: Jim Peaco, NPS

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Author: S. Shaw
Date: 11.03.16

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.

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