Road and weather updates

///Road and weather updates

West Yellowstone Weather and Roads (Oct. 13-20, 2017):

Snowcapped Mountain West Yellowstone Montana

  • Friday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36F. Low around 19F. 60% chance of precipitation.
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38F. Low around 18F.
  • Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 45F. Low around 20F.
  • Monday: Sunny, with a high near 53F. Low around 23F.
  • Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 54F. Low around 27F.
  • Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 51F. Low around 29F.
  • Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51F. Low around 29F. Chance of showers.
  • Friday:  Cloudy, with a high near 34F. Low around 19F. Chance of showers.

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

2017 Construction

  • Norris to Mammoth (between Roaring Mountain and the Indian Creek Campground)
    • 2017 season: expect 30-minute delays beginning April 21, 2017 (excluding holiday weekends*). Norris and Indian Creek campgrounds will not be affected by this work
    • *Holidays include Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day weekends.
  • South Entrance to Grant Village
    August 22 to early October: expect delays as crews repair/seal the road and complete other projects.
  • Canyon Area
    2017 season: some destinations unavailable as part of the Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project.
  • Bechler Area
    September 11 to 25: Cave Falls Road closed in order to replace a culvert. During this time there will be no vehicle access to the Bechler Ranger Station or Cave Falls Trailhead. Check the Backcountry Situation Report for details on accessing this area during the closure.

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)

Road Construction – Montana (Outside of YNP):

  • US-20 – Mile Marker 0 to 9.4 Targhee Pass. Chip sealing is to begin on July 5th, 2017. EXPECT: Chip sealing activities; Delays up to 15 minutes; Loose Gravel; Reduced Speeds of 35 MPH; Pilot Cars; Traffic Control by Signal Lights; Flaggers.
  • US-212 – Mile Marker 45 to 56.4 Beartooth Highway – approximately 12 miles south of Red Lodge to the WY State Line.Work is scheduled to resume on the evening of July 9th. The road will be closed each evening between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. The road will be OPEN Friday and Saturday nights. This work schedule is expected to be in place until August 18, 2017. All work will take place during the evening hour closures. There will be no restrictions when the gates open at 8 AM each morning. Travelers may encounter a milled surface and/or an abrupt edge where paving ended for that day. All paving is expected to be completed in time for the Bike Rally scheduled for July 14-16, 2017. Another important note for motorcycle traffic – there will be NO gravel surface as a result of this work.
  • I-15 Idaho: Several bridge and resurfacing projects. Traffic reduced to one lane is some locations. Expect delays.

Check travel conditions:

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

2017-10-13T14:51:13+00:00