Roads in Yellowstone National Park Now Closed as Spring Plowing Begins

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Yellowstone plowing,
Opening Sylvan Pass. Credit:
NPS/Jim Peaco

Roads in Yellowstone National Park began closing to oversnow travel on March 6th. Spring plowing operations have begun and will continue as additional segments of roads close. All oversnow travel will end for the season on March 15th at 9 pm. Weather permitting, some park roads will reopen to automobile travel on April 15th at 8 am.

Road closure dates (gates close at 9 pm)

  • March 6th: Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris
  • March 8th: Norris to Madison, Norris to Canyon Village
  • March 13th: Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge
  • March 15th: all remaining groomed roads

Visitor services closure dates

The Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins, and its Gift Shop, Ski Shop, and food services, have closed for the winter season. The Mammoth Campground, Yellowstone General Store, Post Office, Medical Clinic, and self-serve fuel pumps stay open all year.

At Old Faithful, the Bear Den Gift Shop and Geyser Grill will close on March 15th. The Snow Lodge and Cabins have closed for the winter season.

Warming hut closure dates range between March 6th and March 15th. 

The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction to Cooke City, Montana, is open to automobiles all year, weather permitting. At Tower Junction, self-serve fuel pumps are available all year.

Visitors driving to and in the park during the spring should have flexible travel plans and prepare for changing weather conditions. Temporary travel restrictions or closures can occur at any time. Visit park roads for the status of Yellowstone roads. Receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions). In addition, call 307-344-2117 for recorded information.

Learn more about area-specific spring reopening dates. For additional details, visit the park website at or download the National Park Service app.

Roads within Yellowstone. Credit:

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