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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.…

The Fourth of July in Yellowstone didn’t blow up records from previous years, but it shows visitation continues its trend of more vehicles and more people. Yellowstone officials released the official visitation statistics for the entire Fourth of July weekend – July 2 to 5. Vehicle entry data is collected from park entrance stations’ point-of-sale…

While many people are aware and alert to avoid hitting elk in Yellowstone, park officials are keen to make sure nobody runs over or is run over by an elk. Summer tourism continues to swell in Yellowstone National Park. With the park on track to reach record-high attendance, people and vehicles flood the park’s literal…

In addition to the $560 million annually, tourism in Yellowstone National Park brings over 6,000 local jobs and other benefits to its gateway communities. The results of a National Park Service report have been released. In the study, economists with the N.P.S. and U.S. Geological Survey measured the direct economic benefits of Yellowstone, Grand Teton,…

Northwest Wyoming will soon become much more traversable, as two mountain passes open Thursday and should stay open for Memorial Day – weather permitting. While summer has arrived in many Wyoming tourist communities, winter keeps its grip on the high mountains. After weeks of plowing and preparation, both the Beartooth Pass and U.S. Highway 14A…

Car rental companies in Cody are seeing a minuscule supply of vehicles as the already high demand for rentals shifts into high gear for Summer 2021. The car rental industry has always seen a high demand for rental vehicles during the summer tourist season. But as Wyoming transitions to a “post-pandemic” world, COVID-19’s impacts on…

There will be no ziplining at Cody’s ski hill this summer due to the ongoing effort to enhance the Sleeping Giant experience for future winters. In a statement released on Monday, May 17, owner Nick Piazza and his wife Yulia announced that the ziplines at Sleeping Giant will not be in operation during Summer 2021.…

It’s the report Cody has been waiting for – after two years and dozens of traffic alterations, “the end of the road” is near on Sheridan Avenue. WYDOT has released its latest update on the progress of the Sheridan Avenue rehabilitation project. Work on the massive road project throughout Cody continues this week, but the…

Both Yellowstone and Grand Teton used the pandemic to their advantage as their superintendents prepare for another year of projects and people in Wyoming. During the latest Cody Club Lunch, there were two guest speakers: Cam Sholly, Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, and Palmer “Chip” Jenkins, Jr., the newly appointed superintendent of Grand Teton National…

Spring has sprung, and Yellowstone National Park is ready to begin another season by opening the only route between the park and the rest of northwest Wyoming. Weather-permitting, the East Entrance Road in Yellowstone National Park opens Friday, May 7 East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass) and Lake Village to Canyon Village will open…


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