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Yellowstone National Park shatters its September and year-to-date records, which raises questions on whether the park can handle such vast crowds. The record-breaking year at Yellowstone National Park continued into September. Last month’s numbers surpassed 2020’s, making September 2021 the busiest September in the park’s history. Yellowstone National Park hosted 882,078 recreation visits in September 2021…

A GoFundMe account for a severely injured tourist serves as a painful reminder of just how dangerous thermal water can be in Yellowstone National Park. When someone is injured in Yellowstone, the story usually stops once transported to a hospital for treatment. But, in this case, a social media campaign offers insight into the deadly…

The first major snowfall in Yellowstone National Park temporarily closed significant portions of the Grand Loop Road this weekend – a sign winter is close. On Sunday, Sept. 19, Yellowstone officials announced the temporary closure of a section of the Grand Loop Road. For two and a half hours, the road between Old Faithful and…

A Yellowstone employee suffered several burns and was transported to Idaho after approaching a thermal feature in the Old Faithful Geyser Basin. At Old Faithful early Thursday morning, September 16, Yellowstone park rangers provided initial care to a 19-year-old woman from Rhode Island with second-and third-degree burns to 5% of her body. Due to the…

1,080,767 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July 2021, the single busiest month in the park’s history – but does this mean change is imminent? Continuing a strong trend of record-breaking attendance, July 2021 saw a flood of tourists enter Yellowstone. But the month’s numbers are staggering, even by record-breaking standards. Yellowstone National Park hosted…

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A 37-year-old Maine man has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for running onto Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful geyser multiple times while wearing a raccoon-skin hat and waving an American flag. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the man pleaded guilty Thursday to trespassing, was fined $200 and was…

Even Yellowstone isn’t immune from summer construction season, with three significant projects underway while tourists traverse the park in Summer 2021. Three major road construction projects will occur in Yellowstone National Park in 2021. Only one of the three projects will involve a complete closure. The other two will cause delays and/or traffic pattern changes…

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…


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