YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — As of today, nearly all roads in Yellowstone National Park are closed to prepare for the winter season, including the West, South and East entrances. There is currently no access to interior locations like Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic or the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Snowmobile and snowcoach travel into the interior of the park begins Dec. 15. Yellowstone’s North Entrance, which reopened Sunday, Oct. 30, serves as the primary access point to the park during the fall and winter.
The road from the North Entrance in Gardiner, MT, through the park to the Northeast Entrance in Cooke City/Silver Gate, MT, is the only road that is open year-round to automobiles.
If you plan to drive in the park during the fall & winter:
- Prepare for changing weather & dangerous driving conditions.
- Have flexible travel plans.
- Expect limited services. Visit go.nps.gov/yellhours for details.
- Anticipate possible road closures due to inclement weather at any time without notice.