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Most Yellowstone Roads, Entrances Closing November 6

Most of Yellowstone National Park’s interior roads and entrances will close 8 a.m. Monday, November 6 to wheeled vehicles.

The closure comes as Yellowstone prepares for the winter season, when visitors will need to take snow coaches or ride snowmobiles to access the majority of the park.

One thing to bear in mind for visitors looking to get a final drive through the park south of the Lamar Valley or Northern Range: Yellowstone’s East Entrance is still listed as closed due to winter weather. Unless the park announces otherwise, it’s presumed closed for the season.

As always, the road between Yellowstone’s North Entrance and Northeast Entrance will remain open year-round. Bear in mind, however, that travel east of Cooke City will be impossible, given the closure of the Beartooth Highway.

Yellowstone’s winter season is slated to start December 15, when most of the park will reopen to winter travelers. You can see the full list of opening and closing dates here.

UPDATE: Winter storms have closed most of Yellowstone’s interior roads. Read more here.

About Sean Reichard

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

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