Yellowstone National Park East Entrance Road Closed This Week Due to Avalanche Threat

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Yellowstone East Entrance Road is closed due to an avalanche threat. Credit: NPS/Jacob W. Frank

The East Entrance Road of Yellowstone National Park between the East Entrance and Fishing Bridge will close for periods of time Monday, May 16 through Wednesday, May 18 because of increased avalanche danger from recent snowfall and warm temperatures.

The road closed yesterday, May 16, at 11 am and was closed until 7 pm. Expect midday road closures on May 17 and May 18.

To stay informed about up-to-date road conditions in Yellowstone, visit Park Roads.

To receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone, text “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions), or call (307) 344-2117.

Conditions in Yellowstone can change quickly, especially during spring, and roads can temporarily close due to poor driving conditions. Drive slowly and with caution!

Roads within Yellowstone. Credit:

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One thought on “Yellowstone National Park East Entrance Road Closed This Week Due to Avalanche Threat

  1. I called the 307-344-2117 number for road conditions and the information given didn’t identify the highway number they were discussing in the park. Just the road over the ‘pass’ from one area to the other that I don’t recognize. This recording probably helpful for people who work in the park and know what she was talking about, but not for a tourist unfamiliar with the area.

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