YELLOWSTONE, Wyo. — The summer season is currently underway in Yellowstone with a number of roads now open to vehicles for the season.

This past weekend, a small herd of bison took to the road, with a red dog in tow, creating a backup. Photographer Jacob W. Frank captured the bison jam on May 6.

Yellowstone is the only place in the United States were bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times. About 5,450 bison were counted in the summer of 2021, according to the park.

A majority of the roads inside Yellowstone are now open. The West entrance opened on May 15, the East Entrance opened on May 6 and the South Entrance is scheduled to open May 13, conditions permitted.

With roads being open, and wildlife migrating throughout the park, visitors should remember that wildlife is oftentimes active near roads and collisions are most common during dusk and dawn.

Yellowstone requires visitors to remain at least 100 years from bears and wolves and at least 25 yards from other wildlife like bison, elk, fox, deer etc.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.