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The National Park Service will close the Beartooth Pass – possibly for the season – from the Long Lake barricade to the Montana/Wyoming state line at 8 a.m. on Friday, September 30. The weather forecast calls for three to ten inches of snow by Saturday, October 1,  on U.S. 212 over Beartooth Pass. Therefore, the…

The June flooding in Yellowstone National Park continued taking its toll in August, as the number of visitors flowing through the three open entrances decreased substantially. The busiest season in Yellowstone National Park was substantially slower this year. As the summer of the park’s 150th anniversary opened with devastating floods, 2022’s visitation is the lowest…

The impact of this summer’s historic floods can still be seen in Yellowstone National Park, as July visitation – usually the busiest month of the year – drops to levels not seen in decades. Yellowstone National Park hosted 596,562 recreation visits in July 2022. This is a 45% decrease from July 2021 (1,080,767 recreational visits),…

Because of major construction, Yellowstone National Park is reducing visitor access to some areas near the Northeast Entrance to allow vehicle access by the end of October. The effort to reconnect Yellowstone National Park’s road corridors is going well. While it will take years to complete the extensive work, the park’s construction crews are promising…

John Mayer rallies support for the Montana communities devastated by this summer’s floods during three sold-out performances at the Pine Creek Lodge. The Pine Creek Lodge near Livingston, Montana, is hosting Rise to the River – a fundraiser for communities devastated by the floods of mid-June. And the event’s star attraction is Grammy-award-winning musician John…

June attendance in Yellowstone National Park was considerably lower in 2022, but considering a week’s closure, two severed entrances, and devastating floods – it’s not as low as many feared. Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary has been one of the most disruptive in its history. However, while the park’s attendance is considerably lower than the…

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” This quote from Ernest Hemingway, one of the most influential American novelists and short story writers of the 20th century, is part of the understated wit that made Hemingway famous. Critics, scholars, and enthusiasts from around the world are…

With most roads open to tourists, now most of Yellowstone National Park’s backcountry trails (88%) are accessible, but there are permits needed and hazards to avoid. Over the past several weeks, Yellowstone National Park staff have worked wonders to open most of Yellowstone’s roads for the Summer 2022 season. Now, hikers can rejoice as park…

“I think it’s nothing sort of miraculous that we were able to reopen 93% of the park in such a short amount of time,” Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park Cam Sholly says. Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, joined by Assistant Secretary Shannon Estenoz, and Cam Sholly, gave statements this morning for a media appearance…

U.S. 212 still needs reconstruction and repair to be fully open, but the Wyoming side of “America’s Most Beautiful Drive” is open for the summer once again. W.Y.D.O.T. District 5 shared the news that the Beartooth Highway has reopened – partially. For the first time since mid-June’s devastating floods, the Wyoming side of the highway…


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