Yellowstone's North Entrance reopens to public on Nov. 1 at 8 a.m. following summer closure

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, and the newly built road between the North Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs (Old Gardiner Road) will open to regular visitor traffic on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8 a.m.

Visitors are reminded that nearly all other roads in the park will be closed Nov. 1. Yellowstone 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.

Consequently, visitors will only be able to drive to Tower Junction, Slough Creek, the Lamar Valley and on to Cooke City.

Park officials are warning that the new road has steep grades and sharp curves with speed limits ranging between 15-25 mph.

There are no length or weight restrictions on the road, however, oversized vehicles and vehicles with trailers must use caution in curves to maintain lanes.

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After opening to the public, the road will continue to be an active construction zone. Drivers will need to use caution and watch for crews and heavy equipment.

During inclement winter weather, short-term closures may occur to allow for plowing.

Clean-up efforts will continue

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