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Yellowstone roads to close for 2021 spring plowing

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (KIFI) - Yellowstone National Park roads will begin to close to oversnow travel on March 7. 

Spring plowing will start as road segments close, and all oversnow travel will end for the season on March 15 at 9 p.m.

Weather-permitting, some park roads will reopen to automobile travel on April 16 at 8 a.m.

Road closure dates (gates close at 9 p.m.)

  • March 7, Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris
  • March 9, Norris to Madison, Norris to Canyon Village
  • March 14, Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge
  • March 15, all remaining groomed roads  

Visitor services closure dates

  • At Mammoth Hot Springs, the hotel and cabins, Gift Shop, Ski Shop, and food services will close March 1. 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 March 15.
  • Warming hut closure dates range between March 1 and March 15.  

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. 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. 

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