Kevin Reichard

More 2020 Yellowstone lodging set to open in July

Washburn Lodge, Canyon

If you plan on a July-October visit, you’ll have more options when it comes to 2020 Yellowstone lodging, as concessionaire Xanterra plans on opening Lake, Canyon and Old Faithful Snow Lodge rooms for the rest of the season.

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Still no positive COVID-19 Yellowstone tests for employees

COVID-19 distancing at Snow Lodge gift show

Another round of testing, another round of good news: After 190 tests of NPS and concessionaire employees, there were no positive COVID-19 Yellowstone tests recorded, keeping the park’s winning streak alive.

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Xanterra announces new Yellowstone operating schedule for 2020

Yellowstone red dog

With the news that the three Montana gates into Yellowstone are opening June 1, Xanterra has announced a revised Yellowstone operating schedule, moving up openings from a previously announced June 15 schedule.

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Comments reopened for proposed Yellowstone WiFi installation

With new drawings of a proposed Yellowstone WiFi installation that would improve coverage around lodges and worker housing, the National Park Service is reopening comments on the plan from Access Parks.

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North, Northeast entrances open for Silver Gate, Cooke City access

Old Faithful snowy May 23

With no public notice, Yellowstone officials opened the North and Northeast Entrances, with visitors allowed to drive directly through the park for Silver Gate and Cooke City access.

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When will Yellowstone Montana gates open? Still in planning phases

Old Faithful May 18

With Gov. Steve Bullock lifting Montana’s 14-day out-of-state quarantine as of June 1, as well as other coronavirus-caused closings, the next step will be the potential opening of the three Yellowstone Montana gates, but work needs to be done before a full summer 2020 opening.

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What can you expect now that Yellowstone is open?

Yellowstone 2020 opening

There were plenty of calls to open Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks for the summer 2020 season earlier, but various factors resulted in a limited launch yesterday. Here’s how to navigate those limits.

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Woman illegally entered Yellowstone, falls into thermal in OF area

A woman illegally entered Yellowstone National Park this morning and fell into a thermal feature in the Old Faithful area, requiring an airlift to Idaho Falls for burns treatment.

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Sholly: We could see Yellowstone opening plan soon

Yellowstone social distancing

With states surrounding the park loosening stay-at-home and out-of-state quarantine rules, we may see a Yellowstone opening plan as the Memorial Day weekend approaches.

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Protections to be debated for Yellowstone-area grizzlies

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on the appeal of a decision restoring Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone-area grizzlies, permanently ending planned trophy hunts in Idaho and Wyoming.

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