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I Yellowstone National Park’s Northeast Entrance Road (Tower Junction to the Northeast Entrance in Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana) will open to regular visitor vehicle traffic Saturday, Oct.15 at 8 a.m. Reopening this section effectively opens “99% of the park’s roads,” officials state. To put it bluntly, the National Park Service’s reconstruction efforts (along with Oftedal…

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…

Yellowstone National Park’s largest wildfire of the year is in a remote corner of the park – although winter weather will likely keep this late summer season blaze under control. On the afternoon of Sept. 27, individuals reported seeing smoke in Yellowstonewhile hiking in Tom Miner Basin, Montana. The Montana recreation area is located just…

Yellowstone National Park’s fire danger begins its slow descent as the promise of cold weather and winter snow gets closer, and the end of the 2022 summer season is imminent. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Yellowstone National Park’s parkwide fire danger level dropped from Very High to High. It’s the beginning of the end of the…

Several state and federal agencies collaborated to complete the multi-million dollar Beartooth Highway project, which will improve the safety, environmental impact, and overall experience of one of the main roads to Yellowstone National Park. It was a cold and cloudy day as people gathered at a newly constructed scenic pullout for the Sept. 22 ribbon-cutting…

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 parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is currently “VERY HIGH.” There have been three wildland fires in the park this year: 1) The Obsidian Fire on July 20th, 2) the Telemark Fire on August 16th, 3) the Gray Fire on August 29th and all these fires have been declared “out or controlled.” Stay informed…

Mother Nature seems determined to cut Yellowstone National Park off from the rest of the world, as a sudden mudslide closes the East Entrance and strands dozens of tourists Wednesday night. No other factor has impacted Summer 2022 in Yellowstone National Park than the weather. But after late-season blizzards and hundred-year floods, weather-related impacts are…

In a repeat of a 2020 incident, the National Park Service is working to clear a fuel spill near Yellowstone National Park before thousands of gallons of gasoline leak into a nearby waterway. In the early morning hours of Aug.19, a fuel tanker truck lost control and rolled over near mile marker 16 on U.S.…

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),…


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