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Blame the Snow: October 2019 Yellowstone Visits Down

Sun dog over the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

You can probably blame snowstorms and early seasonal road closures, as October 2019 Yellowstone visits were down when compared to 2018, according to National Park Service officials.

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Yellowstone Forever Raises $1M For North Entrance Reconstruction

April 16, 2018

It took just three days for Yellowstone National Park nonprofit partner Yellowstone Forever to raise $1 million for the planned 2020 North Entrance reconstruction, leading to a $1 million match from the National Park Foundation.

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Another Season in the Books; Yellowstone Closes for Winter

Oct. 1 Mammoth snowfall

The final services have ended and the 2019 summer season is in the books, as most of Yellowstone National Park closes for the season, as the transition to the winter season begins.

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Plan Ahead: Your 2020 Yellowstone Road Construction Calendar

April 16, 2018

Here’s some information to keep in mind as you plan next year’s travels: the outlines of the 2020 Yellowstone road construction schedule has been announced by the National Park Service.

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Comments Sought on Yellowstone River Bridge Replacement

Yellowstone River Bridge deterioration

The National Park Service is seeking comments on three proposals for a Yellowstone River Bridge replacement in Yellowstone National Park, located on the Northeast Entrance Road near Tower Junction.

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Winter Bison Hunt Unnecessarily Risky: Yellowstone Neighbors

Yellowstone bison 2019

A winter bison hunt outside the Yellowstone National Park boundaries in a confined area, Beattie Gulch, is unnecessarily risky and puts residents in that area in danger, according to a new lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Yellowstone Visitation Numbers Down in September 2019

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

September 2019 Yellowstone visitation was down when compared to September 2018 numbers, with  693,118 visits in representing a 4.3 percent decrease from the year before.

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Dunraven Pass Closed for the 2019 Season

Dunraven Pass 2019 NPS

Another weather-related closure to note: predicted bad weather is causing the National Park Service to close the Dunraven Pass — the stretch of Grand Loop Road between Tower Fall and Canyon Junction — for the season.

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Winter Storms Hit Yellowstone Region

Courtesy of Park County Sheriff's Office

With winter storms hitting the Rockies and the western United States, we have our first early closing in the Yellowstone National Park region: the Beartooth Highway between the Hwy. 212/296 intersection and Red Lodge is now closed for the season.

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Take Note of Norris Geyser Basin Closure on Monday, Tuesday

porcelain basin norris

Something to note as you travel the Park this fall: a scheduled Norris Geyser Basin closure on Monday and Tuesday is planned to accommodate road improvement work at Norris Junction.

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