Dunraven Pass
September 12, 2016

Winter Storms Close Most Yellowstone Roads

Winter storms have closed most of the roads in Yellowstone National Park—possibly for the remainder of the weekend and, hence, the season.

According to a Yellowstone press release, snow has closed every road save for the road connecting the North and Northeast Entrances, between Gardiner and Cooke City, MT. Further, the park could receive up to two feet of snow in some parts through Sunday morning.

If the snow keeps up and the roads stay closed, Yellowstone will effectively close early. We previously reported today that all park roads (save for the North-Northeast Entrance route) would be closing at 8 a.m. Monday, November 6, to give park staff time to prepare for the winter season and prepare the roads for oversnow travel.

We will keep you abreast of any changes or developments.

Most of Yellowstone will reopen for the winter season December 15, 2017. The Sylvan Pass is slated to reopen December 22. 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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