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The majority of roadways in Yellowstone National Park close on November 1 for the winter



Billings, Montana – The West, South, and East gates as well as practically all park roads will be closed to ordinary vehicle traffic beginning on November 1, 2022, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by Yellowstone National Park.

In order to be ready for the winter season, which begins on December 15, the park closes the roads at this time every year, according to a YNP news release.

The majority of the roadways will no longer be open to visitors on Monday, October 31.

The routes between the Northeast Entrance in Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana, and the North Entrance in Gardiner, Montana, remain open all year (via Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Junction, and Lamar Valley).

The route in Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana, between Tower Junction and the Northeast Entrance, reopened to regular traffic on October 15 after being temporarily closed due to road damage from a major flooding event in June.

No later than November 1st, the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and the North Entrance will be available to regular traffic.

The park roads that will close on Nov. 1 include:

• Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris
• Norris to Canyon Village
• Canyon Village to Lake Village
• East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass)
• Lake Village to West Thumb
• South Entrance to West Thumb
• West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass)
• Old Faithful to Madison
• West Entrance to Madison
• Madison to Norris

Due to bad weather, Dunraven Pass from Tower Junction to Canyon Junction was shut down for the year on October 21.