Spring 2020 – Yellowstone Road Openings

Spring 2020 – Yellowstone Road Openings

Conditions in Yellowstone can change quickly, especially during spring and fall. Updates to this map may be delayed, so check back often. Short-term road closures and delays may not be shown on this map.

Current Road Status
Access Limited: most park roads, except the road from the North Entrance to the Northeast Entrance, have closed for the season. For up-to-date information consult the map above, call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information, or sign up to receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions). Anticipate possible road closures due to inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions.Open roads are not gated at night: people may enter/exit the park 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Check our webcams to see current traffic conditions at the North and West entrances.Check road conditions in IdahoMontanaWyoming, and Grand Teton National Park before traveling.

Beartooth Highway is closed for the season. 

Chief Joseph Scenic Highway (WY-296) is open. The segment of the Beartooth Highway (US-212) between Cooke City and Pilot Creek is not maintained. Travel at your own risk after November 4. Check WY DOT before traveling.Map showing the road and entrance dates for automobiles. Weather permitting, roads open/close at 8 am on the day shown. Changes and delays are possible.2020 Spring Opening DatesConditions permitting, roads will open to regular (public) vehicles at 8:00 am on the following dates. Colors listed after the dates correspond to the colors on the 2020 Spring Opening and Fall Closing map.

Open Year-round (Sea green): Gardiner to Cooke City, Montana; Mammoth Hot Springs to the Upper Terraces; and Highway 191 between Bozeman and West Yellowstone, Montana.
April 17 (Blue): West Entrance to Madison Junction, Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, Norris to Canyon Village.
May 1 (Yellow): East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), Canyon Village to Lake Village.
May 8 (Orange): South Entrance to West Thumb, Lake Village to West Thumb, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
May 22 (Purple): Canyon Village to Dunraven Pass / Chittenden Road.
May 22 (Not shown on map): Beartooth Highway.
Closed until April 2022 (Gray): Road between Tower Fall and Chittenden Road.All information from https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads.htm

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