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Winter is coming . . . to Yellowstone National Park. The dates and open amenities for the winter season have been confirmed and the park will soon be open to over-snow travel through the West, East, and South entrances. The North Entrance, as always, is plowed and open to vehicles year-round. This marks the first…

Yellowstone National Park may soon host fleets of visitor shuttles as part of a new initiative to improve park visits and reduce park congestion. In conjunction with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, park officials are launching two separate exploratory programs that involve shuttle programs operating inside Yellowstone: Canyon Village has…

Even though it’s named Old Faithful, the frequency of the famous geyser’s eruptions have actually varied quite a bit over centuries. 800 years ago, Old Faithful went quiet long enough to allow some tree growth near the geyser itself.  This phenomenon implored researchers to try and figure out why this was. After carefully analyzing some…

Xanterra announced that Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Snow Lodge closed Tuesday, October 13, for the Winter 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19. In accordance with the closure all rooms services and concessionaires, such as the restaurant and gift shop, has ceased operations. In-house guests were able to keep their rooms until Tuesday morning. Guests with existing reservations…

The Lone Star Fire is now 3,914 acres and has the potential to grow larger thanks to the high temperatures and low humidity that’s feeding the flames. On September 15, the entire fire was mapped and revealed the true extent it has burned through in Yellowstone. It is continuously being monitored to analyzing its spread…

The Lone Star Fire has necessitated the closure of the Ferns Cascade Trail, a 2.5-mile loop just south of Old Faithful. The trail joins trails and campsites in the Shoshone Lake and Lone Star Geyser area that have been closed since the fire began August 22, 23 miles southwest of the developed areas of Old…

There are several impediments currently affecting the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park. The Old Faithful Overpass Bridge was closed on July 22 due to structural concerns. At this point, the bridge remains closed to public traffic as National Park Service engineers evaluate the bridge’s condition and make repairs. This work includes deck repairs, new approach…

The Lone Star Fire slowly simmers but hasn’t stopped. Efforts to combat the Lone Star Fire continue in Yellowstone National Park. The fire has grown to a total of 960 acres since it first ignited last week. While it hasn’t grown considerably in the past few days, it has enough life to cause concern. A…

Old Faithful has a little bit of coronavirus. Yellowstone continues its thorough COVID-19 testing regimes for park staff and popular tourist spots. There have been 1,500 employee (asymptomatic) surveillance tests of the park’s staff since early June, with no positive results and nearly all of them negative. The others have results pending. Two employees of…

The two men who trespassed on Old Faithful have faced justice. Eric Schefflin of Colorado and Ryan Goetz of New York, both in their twenties, plead guilty to the violation of thermal trespass at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth Hot Springs. Both men walked across the incredibly fragile thermal surface around Old Faithful to…


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