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Most Roads In Yellowstone National Park Now Closed For The Season

Sunday, November 04 2012 20:20   Yellowstone
Roads to most of Yellowstone National Park's popular tourist destinations close for the season at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 so park staff members can begin preparing the roads for limited, commercially guided snowmobile and snowcoach travel for the winter season, which begins Dec. 15.

Most visitor services in Yellowstone National Park have already ended for the season.

yellowstone_16275The only park road open to wheeled vehicle travel all year is the section from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Junction and the Lamar Valley on to the park's Northeast Entrance and the communities of Cooke City and Silver Gate, Montana.

Visitors driving to and in the park during the fall and winter are encouraged to have flexible travel plans and be prepared for changing weather conditions. Temporary travel restrictions or closures can occur at any time without notice. Mud and snow tires or tire chains may be required. Updated information on road conditions in Yellowstone is available 24-hours a day by calling (307) 344-2117.

At Mammoth Hot Springs, the Yellowstone General Store, Post Office, medical clinic, campground and the Albright Visitor Center remain open all year. Pay-at-the pump fuel is available 24 hours a day all year at Yellowstone Park Service Stations in Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction.

All communities near and on the way to Yellowstone are open all year, with local businesses offering a wide range of fall and winter recreation opportunities depending on the weather, including hiking, fishing, hunting, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

Information on fall and winter lodging, camping, services and activities near the park in the Montana communities of Gardiner, West Yellowstone, Cooke City and Silver Gate is available by contacting their respective Chambers of Commerce or from Travel Montana at (800) 847-4868 or visit the Website at .

Information on visiting the Wyoming communities of Cody and Jackson this fall and winter is available from their Chambers of Commerce, or by contacting Wyoming Travel and Tourism at (800) 225-5996 or visit the website at .

Xanterra Parks & Resorts provides lodging, food service, and guided recreation opportunities in Yellowstone during the winter. Details are available by calling (866) GEYSERLAND, or online at .

Extensive information and assistance for planning a visit to Yellowstone National Park is available on the park's web site at .


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