Nearly all entrances and roads close in Yellowstone Nov. 4, 2019; Park and visitors prepare for winter

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A coyote sits in the middle of the park highway

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

Information Release Day: Oct 30, 2019

Call: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

MAMMOTH Sizzling SPRINGS, WY – This weekend, November 2-3, delivers the final chance for readers to generate to quite a few iconic places in Yellowstone. The West, South, and East Entrances and all roads, with one particular exception, will close to car or truck journey at 8 a.m. Monday, November 4, so the park can prepare them for the wintertime period and snowmobile and snowcoach travel, which will get started Sunday, December 15. 

The one exception is the road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, via Mammoth Sizzling Springs to the park’s Northeast Entrance and the communities of Cooke Town and Silver Gate, Montana. This highway is open all calendar year, temperature-permitting. Travel east of Cooke Town is not possible from late fall to spring since a segment of US 212 (Beartooth Highway) among Cooke Metropolis and Pilot Creek is closed to automobile journey. 

If you strategy to travel to and in the park during the drop and wintertime, make sure you have flexible travel plans and prepare for altering temperature problems. Short-term journey restrictions or closures can come about at any time devoid of detect. Take a look at Park Roads for the standing of Yellowstone streets. Receive Yellowstone highway alerts on your cell mobile phone, textual content “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic textual content reply will ensure receipt and provide guidance). 

Substantial information for scheduling a winter visit in Yellowstone, together with details about lodging, camping, products and services, and pursuits, is available on the park’s net internet site at

All communities close to Yellowstone are open calendar year-spherical, with local businesses featuring a extensive selection of slide and wintertime recreation chances. For info about communities in Montana (Gardiner, West Yellowstone, Cooke City, and Silver Gate), take a look at For info about Wyoming communities (Cody and Jackson), go to And if your vacation programs to the park just take you through Idaho, visit

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