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West Yellowstone Weather and Roads (May 16-22, 2017):

Mountain Bluebird. Photo by Neal Herbert, YNP.

Mountain Bluebird. Photo by Neal Herbert, YNP.

  • Tuesday:   Partly sunny, with a high near 54F. Low around 30F. Chance of showers.
  • Wednesday:   Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40F. Low around 29F. Rain/snow showers likely.
  • Thursday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45F. Low around 26F. Showers.
  • Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50F. Low around 29F.
  • Saturday:   Partly sunny, with a high near 55F. Low around 29F. Chance of showers.
  • Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54F. Low around 32F. Chane of showers.
  • Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56F. Low around 34F. Slight chance of showers.

Changing weather conditions exist. Be prepared when traveling through Yellowstone Country.

2017 Spring Road Opening Dates

  • OPEN: West Entrance to Madison; Mammoth to Old Faithful; Norris to Canyon.
  • OPEN: Canyon Junction to Lake; Lake to East Entrance (Sylvan Pass).
  • OPEN: 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

2017 Construction

  • Norris to Mammoth: expect 30-minute delays between Roaring Mountain and the Indian Creek Campground beginning April 21, 2017. From June 1 to September 10, this section of road will be closed during the night (10 pm to 7 am). From September 10 to October 6, this section of road will be closed to all traffic (day and night). Norris and Indian Creek campgrounds will remain open.
  • Canyon Area: the Brink of Upper Falls and Inspiration Point are closed for the season.

2017 Fall Closing Dates

  • October 10: Beartooth Pass (US 212 to Red Lodge, Montana); Dunraven Pass (Tower Fall to Canyon)
  • November 6: All roads except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast entrance close at 8:00 am
  • NO WHEELED VEHICLES ARE PERMITTED FROM NOV. 6-MID APRIL (except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast entrance by permit only)

2017-2018 Winter Oversnow (Snowmobile & Snowcoach) Opening Dates

  • 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.
  • December 22: Conditions permitting, East Entrance Road (from East to Lake Butte) will open at 8 am.
  • NO WHEELED VEHICLES ARE PERMITTED FROM NOV. 6-MID APRIL (except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast entrance by permit only)

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