It may not seem like it, but spring is approaching in Yellowstone National Park, as we’re seeing the first winter 2020 closures fast approaching this weekend.
Road closures will begin March 1, as spring plowing will start as road segments close. All oversnow travel will end for the season March 15, at 9 p.m. Weather permitting, some park roads will reopen to automobile travel April 17, at 8 a.m. You can see a list of 2020 Yellowstone National Park opening and closing dates here.
At Mammoth Hot Springs, the Gift Shop, Ski Shop, and food services will close March 2. The Mammoth Hot Springs Campground, Yellowstone General Store, Post Office, Medical Clinic, Albright Visitor Center, and self-serve fuel pumps remain open all year.
At Old Faithful, Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins close March 1. The Bear Den Gift Shop, the Geyser Grill, and the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center will close March 15.
At Tower Junction, self-serve fuel pumps are available all year.
The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs to Cooke City, Montana, is open to automobiles all year.
Image of visitors skiing through Emigrant Gulch by Jacob W. Frank, courtesy National Park Service.