Yellowstone roads begin opening for motorists this week
JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Roads in Yellowstone will begin opening for motorists at the end of the week. Select roads open for vehicular travel for the season on April 21 at 8 a.m., including:
• Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris
• Norris to Madison
• Madison to Old Faithful
• Madison to West Entrance
• Norris to Canyon Village
As always, motorists are encouraged to watch for wildlife and to expect some delays due to road construction. Construction will occur between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris. Expect up to 30-minute delays.
Each spring, Yellowstone National Park clears snow and ice from approximately 321 miles of road including the Beartooth Highway outside the park’s Northeast Entrance in preparation for the summer season.
Springtime in Yellowstone is an excellent opportunity for unique wildlife viewing without the hassle of larger crowds. The park is quieter this tom of year and viewing opportunities special to this time of year include bison calves, bears, bull elk antlers in velvet, and the arrival of migratory birds.
National Parks Traveler video showing what it’s like to clear Yellowstone roads: