Most Yellowstone roads close Nov. 1; exception is route between Gardiner and Cooke City

Yellowstone National Park

The West, South and East entrances and nearly all roads in Yellowstone National Park will be closed to regular vehicle traffic on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

The park annually closes roads at this time of year to prepare them for the winter season and snowmobile and snowcoach travel, which will begin Dec. 15. The last day for visitors to drive most roads will be Monday, Oct. 31.

Park roads that will be closed Nov. 1 include: Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris; Norris to Canyon Village; Canyon Village to Lake Village; East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass); Lake Village to West Thumb; South Entrance to West Thumb; West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass); Old Faithful to Madison; West Entrance to Madison; Madison to Norris.

Tower Junction to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass) closed for the season Oct. 21 due to inclement weather.

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The roads between the North Entrance in Gardiner and the Northeast Entrance in Cooke City/Silver Gate (via Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Junction and Lamar Valley), will be open year-round.

However, in June of this year, sections of the road were significantly damaged by floods and closed

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