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Yellowstone National Park prepares for the summer of its 150th anniversary by plowing the park’s roads in anticipation of the millions of people soon to come. Roads in Yellowstone National Park began closing to oversnow travel on March 6. Spring plowing operations have begun and will continue as additional segments of roads close. All oversnow…

Two Minnesota men are dead after their snowmobiling party was caught in an avalanche on Scotch Bonnet Mountain, north of Cooke City, Montana. Captain Tad Dykstra with the Park County Montana Sheriff’s Office shared information on two recent calls undertaken by personnel with Park County Montana Search and Rescue. Unfortunately, there was tragedy amongst the…

The streak ends – October 2021 in Yellowstone National Park sees hundreds of thousands of visitors but not enough to topple the record set in 2020. Month after month in 2021, Yellowstone National Park has seen record-breaking visitation – including July, the single busiest month in the park’s history. But while October 2021 was busy,…

It was a day early but not a dollar short, as Yellowstone National Park’s historically busy summer season officially ended at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. All things must end, and so too must the record-breaking year at Yellowstone National Park. As attendance continues to inch closer to five million people, all future visits…

The “summer season” for Yellowstone National Park officially ends on Monday, Nov. 8, as most park entrances will close after the first weekend of November. After months of record-breaking attendance, winter has come to Yellowstone National Park. As more snow falls, it becomes increasingly difficult for tourists to traverse the park in their cars, trucks,…

Yellowstone National Park experienced its busiest June on record with nearly a million visitors – placing 2021 on track to beat yearly attendance records. Yellowstone officials released the visitation numbers for June 2021 – and they’re staggering. Once again, post-pandemic tourism fuels the desire to get into the national parks, and the numbers show it.…

Summer is coming to Yellowstone National Park, which means March will see closures and lots of snowplows clearing the way for the millions of soon-to-arrive visitors. As the winter season at Yellowstone concludes, and the work of preparing the park’s roads and amenities for the summer begins. Most of the park’s entrances will close in…

Park County Search and Rescue’s first call of 2021 took the team to Cooke City to save a resilient and determined snowmobiler. The call came in at 1:10 p.m. on Friday. Jan. 8 – a snowmobile crash had occurred on Lulu Pass, north of Cooke City, MT. The victim was a 40-year-old Forest Service Law…

The end of the season is in sight at Yellowstone, as most of the major roads and entrances will close next Monday, November 2. The weekend of Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 will be the last of the “summer” season in the park. As in every year, the West, South, and East entrances will be…

The North Entrance of Yellowstone has opened as a thruway, not a gateway. Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly says the North Entrance is functionally open ahead of the anticipated June 1st opening for all three Montana entrances. The reason for this early concession is Cooke City, Montana. Unlike the other gateway communities, it has been completely…


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