Yellowstone Roads Close as Spring Plowing Begins

Yellowstone Roads Close as Spring Plowing Begins

Written by on March 8, 2022

Yellowstone National Park prepares for the summer of its 150th anniversary by plowing the park’s roads in anticipation of the millions of people soon to come.

Roads in Yellowstone National Park began closing to oversnow travel on March 6. Spring plowing operations have begun and will continue as additional segments of roads close. All oversnow travel will end for the season on March 15 at 9 p.m. Weather-permitting, some park roads will reopen to automobile travel on April 15 at 8 a.m.

Road closure dates (gates close at 9 p.m.)

  • Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris on March 6
  • Norris to Madison, Norris to Canyon Village on March 8
  • Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge on March 13
  • All remaining groomed roads on March 15

Many lodging and concession facilities in Yellowstone are also closed until the park roads reopen for summer.

The Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins, and its Gift Shop, Ski Shop, and food services, have closed for the winter season. However, the Mammoth Campground, Yellowstone General Store, Post Office, Medical Clinic, and self-serve fuel pumps stay open all year.

At Old Faithful, the Bear Den Gift Shop and Geyser Grill will close on March 15. In addition, the Snow Lodge and Cabins have closed for the winter season.

Warming hut closure dates range between March 6 and March 15.

The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction to Cooke City, Montana, is open to automobiles all year, weather permitting.

At Tower Junction, self-serve fuel pumps are available all year.

Visitors driving to and in the park during the spring should have flexible travel plans and prepare for changing weather conditions. Temporary travel restrictions or closures can occur at any time. Visit park roads for the status of Yellowstone roads.

Receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions). In addition, call 307-344-2117 for recorded information.

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