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Courtesy of the National Park Service
Courtesy of the National Park Service

Dunraven Pass Open To Vehicle Traffic in Yellowstone

With the opening of the Dunraven Pass today, all interior roads in Yellowstone National Park are available for travel.

In addition, the Beartooth Highway is open to travel on both the Montana and Wyoming side. A word of caution, however: sudden snowstorms have been known to close the Beartooth—something to keep an eye out for even during the summer.

Road information is also available here.

A caveat now: travel in Yellowstone may be a little congested this year. In the first place, visitation is expected to be high. Then there’s the matter of road construction. We previously reported construction is ongoing on the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Geyser Basin, with nightly closures starting June 4. In addition, travel has been reduced to one lane on parts of the Canyon-Fishing Bridge route following a water line break earlier this month.

As always, keep to the speed limit and give wildlife as much space as possible, especially bison, who won’t hesitate to head-butt your car if they feel threatened.

In addition to the Dunraven Pass, the following Yellowstone facilities have reopened:

Canyon Village

• Repair Service.
• Canyon Campground.

Fishing Bridge

• Fishing Bridge Visitor Center.

Grant Village

• Lake House Restaurant.
• Wrecker/Repair Service.
• Service Station.
• Grant Village Visitor Center.
• Grant General Store.

Madison Junction

• Madison Information Station.

West Thumb Geyser Basin

• West Thumb Information Center.

Tower-Roosevelt

• Tower Fall Campground.

In addition, the following facilities are slated to open tomorrow, May 27:

Fishing Bridge

• Wrecker and Repair Service.

Norris Junction

• Museum of the National Park Ranger.

Old Faithful

• Repair Service.

You can see the full list of opening and closing dates here.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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