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Yellowstone Opens Today!

Old Faithful parking lot

Old Faithful parking lot

They are the three most beautiful words in the English language: Yellowstone opens today. As of right now, the west side of the Park is open to traffic, despite some issues with snow, particularly in the Old Faithful area. Here's a look at the rest of the spring road-opening schedule.

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Yellowstone Set to Open Friday; Snow Still An Issue

Old Faithful Webcam

Old Faithful Webcam

Plows are out preparing for this Friday's opening of the Yellowstone National Park road system on the west side of the park, marking the official opening of the Summer 2011 season. Slated to open: the roads from West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris, Canyon, Madison and Old Faithful.

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Yellowstone Visitation Down in Winter 2010-2011

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Winter in Yellowstone

Visitation to Yellowstone National Park was down slightly this past winter, as heavy snows and bad weather deterred visitors from driving or busing to the North Entrance for day trips.

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Another Motorcyclist Killed in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Another motorcyclist was killed in Yellowstone National Park when his motorcycle crossed the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle on the Grand Loop Road between Norris and Mammoth Hot Springs, the second such fatality this summer. A young girl riding with him was injured and is stable condition.

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New Bridge Opens Over Yellowstone’s Gibbon River

Gibbon Falls

Gibbon Falls

The massive road reconstruction in the Gibbon Falls area is taking a giant leap forward today, as a major bridge over the Gibbon River will be in use for the first time, leading to a big shift in traffic patterns in that area of Yellowstone National Park.

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Have a Jones for Yellowstone? Bike West, Young Person

Yellowstone National Park

We are between seasons in Yellowstone National Park; the winter season has ended and the spring season won't be here until April 16, when some of the Yellowstone Grand Loop Road is expected to open. But you can still visit Yellowstone in this offseason, albeit in a limited fashion: On bike.

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Spring Plowing Begins in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park

With snowcoach travel ending in Yellowstone National Park the beginning of this week, National Park Service workers are making the transition to spring, with park road crews began making their first pass with plows to clear a lane south from Mammoth. 

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Group Pitches Plowing of Road Between West Yellowstone, Old Faithful

Yellowstone in Winter

A group is petitioning the National Park Service to plow the highway between West Yellowstone and Old Faithful year-round, much the same as the road between Gardiner and Cooke City is plowed all winter long.

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Snow Makes for a Wonderful Winter Opening

Antelope Fire

Yellowstone snowcoach

Mother Nature came to the rescue and blanketed parts of Yellowstone National Park with almost two feet of new snow, clearing the way for Park personnel to officially open the Park for the winter season today.

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2012-2013 Yellowstone National Park Opening and Closing Dates

Here are the 2012-2013 closing dates you’ll need to plan your next visit to Yellowstone National Park. These dates are current as of October 21, 2012. Bridge Bay Campground: Closed; opens late May. Dock Rental: Closed; opens late May. Scenic Cruises: Closed; opens early June. Guide Boats (outboards): Closed; opens early June. Marina Store: Closed; opens late May. Canyon Village ...

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