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NPS Passes on New Yellowstone Winter Use Plan; Will Extend Old Plan by One Year

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Yellowstone in Winter

After months of political pressure and a high level of local interest, the National Park Service is backing off plans to issue a permanent Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park and will instead use the previous rules for 2011-2012.

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Yellowstone East Entrance Now Open Full-Time

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National ParkImproving road conditions in the Sylvan Pass and the decreased chance of snow slides are causing Yellowstone National Park officials to open the East Entrance for travel 24 hours a day.

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Road Closures Still Impacting Yellowstone Visitors

Mammoth-Tower

Rocks in the road

It was a rough Memorial Day weekend in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, as road closures both within and outside the Park appeared to dampen the number of visitors to the area. And things won't get better until the weekend at the earliest.

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Planning Your Memorial Day Weekend Yellowstone Visit

Mammoth-Tower

Rockslide between Mammoth and Tower

With several road closures -- including the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction due to rockslide-- on the traditional start of the real summer season in Yellowstone National Park, some planning is in order to avoid closed roads and rough patches.

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More Snow-Related Closures in Yellowstone National Park

Beartooth Pass Plowing

Beartooth Pass Plowing

We've already told you about the delays related to snow on the Beartooth Pass, but there are more snow-related delays in Yellowstone National Park over the next two weeks, including a tardy opening of the Dunraven Pass and a temporary closure of the Craig Pass.

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Yellowstone East Entrance Access Extended to Nights

Yellowstone National Park

yellowstoneThe Yellowstone National Park East Entrance will be open nights from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m., beginning Sunday (May 22), as weather conditions allow for the expanded hours overnight.

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Yellowstone’s Sylvan Pass to Open Tomorrow

Sylvan Pass

Sylvan Pass

The Sylvan Pass and the East Entrance will be open for business at 6 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) morning on a limited basis, as snow has been cleared from the roads, but folks could experience delays when the road narrows to one lane thanks to a washout.

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Cooke City/Chief Joseph Highway Link Now Open

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone

For those needing an alternate route from Cody to Yellowstone National Park: Highway 212 between Cooke City and the Chief Joseph Highway has been plowed and is now open.

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Sylvan Pass Closed Indefinitely; Snow Causes Other Damage in Yellowstone

Sylvan Pass snow slide

Sylvan Pass snow slide

The Sylvan Pass will remained closed indefinitely as Yellowstone National Park road crews work to clear four significant snow slides and more than 20 feet of snow; meanwhile, officials are also finding the heavy snowpack caused more damage in Park buildings as well.

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NPS Unveils Draft Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone with Variable Daily Limits

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Call it the Yellowstone National Park equivalent of demand-based planning: a draft Winter Use Plan from the National Park Service has variable daily-use limits based on demand and overall usage numbers.

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