Yellowstone opens auto travel to Slough Creek, reservation and pass required

Yellowstone National Park

Beginning Aug. 3, Yellowstone National Park visitors with a day-use ticket will be able to drive from Tower Junction to Slough Creek to hike, fish and watch wildlife.

This section of road in the northern portion of the park has been closed to visitor vehicle traffic since the park closed in June following historic flooding.

Beginning Aug.1 at 8 a.m., visitors who want to drive the 6 miles from Tower Junction to Slough Creek on Aug. 3 can book a day-use ticket at Tickets are only available at

Tickets will be available for morning and afternoon slots. Initially 200 vehicles a day will be allowed, 100 during each window. Visitors booking the 8 a.m. window may enter between 8 a.m. and noon. Those booking the noon window may enter between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. All day-use visitors must exit no later than 4:30 p.m.

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Since the road essentially is a dead-end, the park will continue to monitor use and determine if expanded day-use capacity can occur at a later date. The route will be open through Oct. 31.

Park visitors must print or screenshot their

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