Some Roads Opening in YNP This Weekend

Written by on April 17, 2019

Some roads are opening to the public in Yellowstone beginning this week.

At 8 a.m. Friday, April 19th, select roads and services in Yellowstone National Park will open for the season, weather permitting. The roads from the West entrance to Old Faithful; Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful via Norris; and Norris to Canyon will all be open to motorized vehicles beginning this weekend.

Springtime in Yellowstone means fewer crowds, opportunities for hiking at lower elevations, and skiing or snowshoeing at higher elevations. Wildlife viewing highlights this time of year include bison calving, bears recently emerged from dens, bull elk antlers in velvet, and the arrival of migratory birds.

However, officials say that because of the unpredictability of Wyoming weather, road conditions can change quickly. Find updated road status on the park website, and at visitor centers, including the Cody Chamber of Commerce.

To celebrate National Park Week, entrance fees will be waived on Saturday, April 20th.


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