Park Service Closes Yellowstone Roads

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Park Service Closes Yellowstone Roads

Most roads into Yellowstone National Park are now closed for the season.

Park staff members will start today preparing the roads for limited commercially guided snowmobile and snow-coach travel which begins Dec. 15.

The only road in the park open to wheeled vehicle travel all year is the section from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Junction and the Lamar Valley on to the park’s Northeast Entrance and the communities of Cooke City and Silver Gate, Montana.

Some venues at the park remain open all year, according to a release from the park service, like the general store, post office, medical clinic and campground at Mammoth Hot Springs. And pay-at-the-pump fuel is available 24 hours a day all year at all park service stations.

Foresters are encouraging all visitors to the park during the fall and winter months to have flexible travel plans and to be prepared for changing weather conditions.

Temporary travel restrictions or closures can happen at any time, with little notice. Updated road conditions are available 24 hours a day and lodging information in nearby towns is available by calling the respective chamber office. The road condition number is 307-344-2117.

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