Category Archives: Spring

Wildlife in Spring – 2017 Opening Dates

The Yellowstone National Park West Entrance Opens for the Spring to Visitors in:


2017 Spring Wheeled Vehicle Openings

April 21: Mammoth to Old Faithful; Madison to West Entrance; Norris to Canyon.
May 5: Canyon Junction to Lake; Lake to East Entrance (Sylvan Pass).
May 12: Lake to West Thumb, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), and South Entrance to West Thumb; Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
May 26: Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass)
May 26: Beartooth Highway

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