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Summer 2022

The new corridor from Gardiner to Mammoth Hot Springs was built out of necessity, but the expertly engineered road is already an experience that Yellowstone visitors will savor for years to come. The four-mile corridor steeply climbs along the rugged contours of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Grazing pronghorn and bugling elk watch plaintively as the…

Yellowstone National Park recorded another decline in visitation in September 2022, unofficially closing the park’s 150th anniversary on a disappointing note. The 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park will stand as one of the most challenging seasons in the park’s history. While Summer 2022 is one for the history books, it won’t be for record-breaking…

Beginning next week, Yellowstone National Park will begin closing down major roads within and leading to the park, ending the park’s 150th anniversary and the most challenging summer season ever. Perhaps the most challenging summer season in Yellowstone National Park’s 150-year history is coming to a close. Beginning Oct. 11, Summer 2022 will officially end…

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…

The Cody Country Chamber of Commerce encourages businesses to join a study exploring the economic connections between gateway communities and Yellowstone National Park in Summer 2022. Baylor University and Montana State University are collaborating on a research project to document and understand the infrastructural and economic implications of the 2022 June flooding and Yellowstone National…

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 fire season “begins” in Yellowstone National Park, although several fires have already been spotted and contained throughout the park this summer – and the season isn’t ending anytime soon. Summer 2022 has been relatively quiet in Yellowstone National Park – at least when it comes to wildland fires. No significant fires have sparked this…

High temperatures are inevitable, but this week’s weather conditions are a “perfect storm” of heat that could set new record high temperatures across Wyoming. Wyoming and much of the Rocky Mountain Region will spend the next two weeks at the center of a high-pressure weather system. Unfortunately, that system is bringing plenty of heat to…

Summer isn’t over yet – there will be intense heat, persistent dryness, and possible record-setting high temperatures throughout Wyoming during the first two weeks of September. The National Weather Service Office in Riverton has analyzed current weather patterns and found a hot trend. All of Wyoming will feel the heat from the last days of…


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