Roads closing in National Parks


The Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park has closed for the season, continuing through April 30th  from Taggart Lake Trailhead to Signal Mountain Lodge. The road will remain open to biking until it is snow-covered. After that, the road will be groomed for skiing, snowshoeing and hiking from mid-December to mid-March. At the same time, the Moose-Wilson Road has also closed until mid-May based on conditions. It is unplowed from Death Canyon Road to Granite Canyon Trailhead, but is open to skiing, snowshoeing and hiking following the closure.

Farther north, this coming weekend will provide the last chance for visitors to drive the interior roads of Yellowstone National Park. The West, South and East entrances and all roads, with one exception, will close to vehicle travel at 12:01 am Monday.

The Park annually closes roads they access in early November to prepare them for the winter season and snowmobile and snowcoach travel, which will begin Wednesday, December 15th. The one exception, of course, is the road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs to the Northeast Entrance and communities of Cooke City and Silver Gate, Montana. This road is open all year, weather-permitting to provide access to Cooke City which is not possible from the east from late fall to spring because the Beartooth Highway segment of US 212 is closed to vehicle travel.


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