Winter ending in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone winter
Roads to be plowed ahead of spring Yellowstone opening

Yellowstone National Park’s winter season is starting to come to a close this Sunday March 5 as over snow routes begin to close.

On March 15 at 9 p.m, most of the park including the South, West and East entrances closes to the public to plow roads for the park’s spring opening.


Yellowstone Park road and entrance closure dates

On Sunday, the Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris route will close as will Mammoth Hot Springa Hotel’s Gift Shop, Ski Shop and Map Room Barista and Bar and The Snow Lodge and Cabins at Old Faithful.

On March 7 the road from Norris to Madison, and Norris to Canyon Village will shut down,

On March 12th, Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge Junction will close, and on March 15th South, West and East entrances and all remaining roads will close until spring.

At Old Faithful, the Bear Den Gift Shop, Geyser Grill and Visitor Education Center will be open through March 15.

The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction to Cooke City, Montana, remains open to automobiles all year, weather-permitting.

At Mammoth Hot Springs, the Albright Visitor Center, Yellowstone General Store, post office, medical clinic and self-service fuel pumps stay open all year. Self-service fuel pumps are also available at the Tower-Roosevelt Service Station year-round.

Weather-permitting, some park roads and entrances will open to the public April 21 at 8 a.m.

Learn more about area-specific spring reopening dates.

Visit the park website or download the National Park Service app for more information.