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Winter Opening Dates

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2016 Winter Oversnow (Snowcoach/Snowmobile) Travel Openings

December 15: Conditions permitting, the park will open at 8 am to oversnow vehicles from Mammoth to Madison; Madison to Old Faithful; Madison to West Entrance; from Old Faithful to West Thumb; from South to Lake Butte Overlook, from Canyon to Lake and from Canyon to Norris.

General Road and Entrance Information

Most park roads are CLOSED to auto travel between early November and late April.
The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through the park to Cooke City, Montana, via Tower Junction is open twenty-four hours a day, all year to auto travel.
U.S. Highway 212 is closed to auto travel just east of Cooke City from late fall to late spring.

Click Here to Visit the Park Roads Information Page