Yellowstone National Park Closes Entrances For Winter

Nov 4, 2016

Yellowstone's North Gate
Credit Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park officials will close most of the park’s roads Monday to prepare for winter. The East, South, and West gates will also remain closed for the remainder of the season.

The North and Northeast entrances and the road that connects them will remain open. Park spokeswoman Morgan Warthin says that people who live in the area use the road throughout the season, as do visitors hoping to see wildlife in the Lamar valley. She adds that travelers should visit the park’s website to stay informed about weather-related closures.

“We ask that visitors prepare for winter conditions in Yellowstone,” Warthin said. “If they're considering a visit, and we also ask that visitors driving to Yellowstone and into the park during the winter to please have flexible travel plans.”

Some roads within the park will reopen to snowcoaches and snowmobiles in December.