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It’s Spring! First Yellowstone Roads Open April 19

Yellowstone in April 2019

It’s springtime in America’s first national park, as the first Yellowstone roads open April 19, with the rest of the park slated to open in stages up through Memorial Day.

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2019 Yellowstone Spring Plowing Begins

Blacktail Plateau Ski Trail, Yellowstone 2019

Yes, the snow has been heavy this winter, but this weekend saw a welcome sign of spring: 2019 Yellowstone spring plowing began, as the road from East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass) was closed to oversnow travel.

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Does Increased Steamboat Geyser Activity Mean Anything? Probably Not

Filming Steamboat Geyser 2018

With increased geyser activity observed by trackers in 2018 and the beginning of 2019, does this mean there’s something serious happening under the Yellowstone Caldera? Probably not, say the experts.

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Businesses Pick Up Slack in Yellowstone Shutdown

Black Sand Basin skier NPS

While other National Parks struggle with rowdy crowds and overflowing garbage bins, things are considerably more sedate and organized in the current Yellowstone shutdown, as area businesses and concessionaires pick up the slack.

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No Grinch Here: Yellowstone Remains Open During Government Shutdown

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Despite a partial U.S. government shutdown, Yellowstone remains open during this holiday season, with concessionaires picking up the slack and funding some essential services for the time being.

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September 2018 Yellowstone Visitation Up 13 Percent

Filming Steamboat Geyser 2018

September 2018 Yellowstone visitation was up 13 percent over 2017, as warm weather and some compelling changes in the Park’s geyser fields potentially kept visitor levels high for the season.

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End of Yellowstone National Park Fall Season Looms

Dunraven Pass 2018

We’re now down to the final weeks of the 2018 Yellowstone National Park fall season, but there are still some compelling reasons to make an October or November run to the Park.

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Yellowstone’s Inspiration Point Overlook Reopens

Inspiration Point 2018 renovations

Worth a visit if you’re in Yellowstone for the big holiday weekend: After a two-year reconstruction project, the Inspiration Point overlook area is now open, providing a safer and more accessible viewing area at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. 

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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel Renovations to Begin Again Sept. 4

mammoth hot springs hotel renovations 2017

If you’re planning a fall or winter trip to Yellowstone National Park, here’s something to consider: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel renovations are set to continue on Sept. 4, right after the busy Labor Day weekend.

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Interested in Yellowstone Backcountry Riding? Day Ride Permit Returns

Visitor with horses enjoying the meadows of Astringent Creek;RG Johnsson;1965

Thinking about some Yellowstone backcountry riding this summer? The Park is returning the free day-ride permits program, designed for individuals who take stock on park trails without an overnight stay.

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