Yellowstone Information

YNP Road Closure Dates & Webcams:

2020 Spring Road Opening Dates
  • April 17: Mammoth to Old Faithful; Madison to West Entrance; Norris to Canyon.
  • May 1: Canyon Junction to Lake; Lake to East Entrance (Sylvan Pass).
  • May 8: Lake to South Entrance; West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass); Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
  • May 22: Canyon Village to Dunraven Pass/Chittenden Road (note Tower Fall to Chittenden Road is closed due to construction until 2022); Beartooth Highway
2019 Fall Road Closing Dates

 

  • October 15: Dunraven Pass (Tower Fall to Canyon); Beartooth Pass (US 212 to Red Lodge, Montana) closed
  • November 4: All roads close at 8:00 a.m., except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast entrance.
General Road/Entrance Information:
  • Road Construction for Summer 2020:  An exact update for Summer 2020 has not been issued by the National Park Service (as of 10/2019).  
  • The road between Tower Fall and Chittenden Road (north of Dunraven Pass) will be completely closed until April 2022.
  • North Entrance Gate will be under construction starting in 2020 and will take two years to complete. 
  • Most interior park roads are CLOSED to auto travel between early November and late April.
  • The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through the park to Cooke City, Montana, via Tower Junction is open to auto travel twenty-four hours a day, all year.
  • U.S. Highway 212 is closed to auto travel just east of Cooke City from late fall to late spring.

Yellowstone Map:

Recommended Businesses in the Greater Yellowstone Area:

 

Day/Weekly Swarovski Spotting Scope Rentals – Optics Yellowstone

 

Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Rentals, Parks Fly Shop, Gardiner, MT – Parks Fly Shop

Wonderland Cafe & Lodge, (studio apartments to 2 bedroom suites) Gardiner, Montana – wonderlandcafeandlodge.com

Eco-Friendly Custom Log Lodge (sleeps up to 8), Gardiner, Montana – yellowstonevacationnrental.net

If you appreciate “life’s little things”, experience this recently restored 1920’s log home. Yellowstone River front property in town (sleeps 6), Gardiner, Montana – vrbo.com/722279

If you would like a recently built wooden home with a spectacular view from up on high, check out this place (sleeps 4), Gardiner, Montana – vrbo.com/997589

Yellowstone Gateway Inn (up-scale, newly renovated kitchen suites), Gardiner, Montana – yellowstonegatewayinn.com

Double T River Ranch (115 acres of Private Montana Paradise), Clyde Park, Montana – doubletriverranch.com

Wonderland Cafe & Lodge, Gardiner, MT – year-round dining (breakfast / lunch & dinner), fresh baked goods, wine, beer and coffee!

Yellowstone Grill, Gardiner, MT – excellent breakfast and lunch options!  Occasional live music… (typically closed Mondays).

Two Bit Saloon, Gardiner, MT – burgers, fries, shrimp tacos, soup…  Occasional live music downstairs.

The Corral, Gardiner, MT – a burger and shake kinda place! Nice outside seating in good weather!

Iron Horse Bar and Grill, Gardiner, MT – variety menu (burger, steak, fish, pasta, salad, etc.). On the Yellowstone River!

Montana’s Official Tourism Info Site (start planning your Montana Experience Now!) – visitmt.com

 

 

Buffalo Bill Center of the West (by some accounts, “the Smithsonian of the West”), Cody, Wyoming – centerofthewest.org

Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana – museumoftherockies.org