Yellowstone Park Plans Winter Road Closures

Park plans to close some of its entrances and nearly all interior roads for winter

By Justin Franz

BOZEMAN — Yellowstone National Park plans to close some of its entrances and nearly all interior roads to prepare the park for winter

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the closures of the west, south and east entrances will begin Monday morning. The winter season of snowmobile and snowcoach travel starts Dec. 15.

The road from the park’s north entrance at Gardiner through Mammoth Hot Springs to Cooke City and Silver Gate will stay open all year, if weather allows. But officials say travel east of Cooke City over the Beartooth Pass is impossible from late fall to late spring.

The park urged visitors to keep their travel plans flexible in anticipation of road closures.

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