Yellowstone Opens for Winter – Except East Entrance
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 15, 2017
For Yellowstone outdoor recreationists, winter is here – unless you want to access Yellowstone from the East entrance.
At 8 a.m. today, Yellowstone National Park roads will open to the public for motorized oversnow travel. Visitors will be able to travel the park’s interior roads on commercially-guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches from the North, West, and South Entrances. Visitors who have proper permits can also participate in the non-commercially guided snowmobile trips.
However, travel from Fishing Bridge to Lake Butte is closed until more snow accumulates on this section of road. Travel through the park’s East Entrance over Sylvan Pass to Lake Butte is scheduled to begin next Friday, December 22, depending on the weather.
The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs to Cooke City, Montana, is open to wheeled vehicle travel all year.