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Midway Through Summer, Yellowstone National Park Booked Solid — But Don’t Despair

Old Faithful Inn

Old Faithful Inn

It's always best to reserve rooms at Yellowstone National Park as early as you can, but that's not always possible. Here are some tips for staying in the Yellowstone area during an impromptu July or August visit.

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Officials Ban Tent Camping in Three Cooke City Campgrounds

Euthanized Griz

Euthanized Griz

Concerns about potential bear incidents have prompted Gallatin National Forest officials to allow only hard-sided campers in three Cooke City-area campgrounds, including one where a rampaging bear killed a man last summer.

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Beartooth Highway Open for Season

Beartooth Plowing: 2010

Beartooth Plowing: 2010

Better late than never: After two weeks of delays caused by heavy, late spring snow conditions, the Beartooth Highway opened to vehicle traffic this morning, allowing unfettered travel between Red Lodge and Cooke City.

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Yellowstone’s Dunraven Pass Open; Tower-Canyon Cleared

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National ParkAll roads in Yellowstone National Park are now open, as crews cleared out the Dunraven Pass and opened the Tower Junction/Canyon Village section of road at 8 a.m. today.

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Yellowstone East Entrance Now Open Full-Time

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National ParkImproving road conditions in the Sylvan Pass and the decreased chance of snow slides are causing Yellowstone National Park officials to open the East Entrance for travel 24 hours a day.

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Road Closures Still Impacting Yellowstone Visitors

Mammoth-Tower

Rocks in the road

It was a rough Memorial Day weekend in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, as road closures both within and outside the Park appeared to dampen the number of visitors to the area. And things won't get better until the weekend at the earliest.

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Yellowstone’s Mammoth-Tower Road to Remain Closed Indefinitely

Mammoth-Tower

Mammoth-Tower Closure

Adding to the travel woes in Yellowstone National Park: More potential landslides are forcing National Park Service officials to keep the Mammoth Hot Springs-Tower Junction road closed indefinitely while safety checks get underway. And: more snow!

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Opening of Beartooth Highway Delayed

The Opening of the Beartooth Highway

The Opening of the Beartooth Highway

The opening of the Beartooth Highway between Pilot Creek and Red Lodge has been delayed a week past the traditional Memorial Day weekend launch, as heavy snow on the Beartooth Pass is hampering plowing efforts by the National Park Service.

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Cooke City/Chief Joseph Hwy. Plowing Discussions Brings Passion, No Facts

Cooke City

Cooke City

A meeting designed to address the possibility of plowing Hwy. 212 between Cooke City and the Chief Joseph Highway, allowing winter access to Cody and better Yellowstone National Park access, didn't accomplish much as the facts needed to make an intelligent decision -- like the cost of plowing or the potential economic impact -- weren't presented.

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Cooke City/Chief Joseph Highway Link Now Open

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone

For those needing an alternate route from Cody to Yellowstone National Park: Highway 212 between Cooke City and the Chief Joseph Highway has been plowed and is now open.

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