Yellowstone Hits 3M Summer Visitors for 3rd Year

National Park Service photo
National Park Service photo

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park administrators are reporting that more than 3 million people visited the park over the summer.

That marks the third straight year the park has broken the 3 million visitor mark during the park's peak season from May through September. The number is down just over 6% from last year's record 3.3 million summer visitors.

Park officials said the high numbers came despite snow and ice that lingered into May and several road closures caused by rock slides and avalanches.

By comparison, the park recorded fewer than a quarter-million visitors last year from October through December.

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