West Yellowstone Weather & Roads (Tuesday, July 22, 2014): Today, warmer with intervals of clouds and sunshine; an afternoon thunderstorm possible. High around 80F and low near 46F. Warmer and pleasant the remainder of the week, with highs in the mid to upper 70s (F) and lows in the mid-40s (F). Enjoy these warm summer days and cool nights in Yellowstone Country!

Road Alerts:

  • Yellowstone: The road between the North and Northeast entrances is open to auto travel all year long. It provides access to Mammoth Hot Springs and Cooke City, Montana. Interior park roads from the West are now open to motorized travel north to Mammoth and to Old Faithful.  Call 307-344-2117 for road updates. The Beartooth Pass is closed. Call 511 from your cell phone to check on the status of other roads outside the park.

    Gibbon River Bridge (near the Norris Campground road) to Gardner River Bridge (near the Indian Creek Campground road): Expect road
    construction starting in April with possible half hour delays. Starting mid-June, possible nightly closures from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM. Starting September 14 at 11:00 PM and extending to September 30 at 7:00 AM, there will be a full road closure for this section of road.
    The detour for this section will be over Dunraven Pass.

    Isa Lake Bridge Replacement: Expect bridge reconstruction to start early June with possible half hour delays. Road closed September 2 at 6:00 AM for the season.

    Indian Creek 7 mile- bridge work also beginning with up to 30 minute delays. Nightly closures beginning mid-June from 11pm -7am except holidays. Full Closure September 14-30th. Dunraven Pass will be maintained thru Sept 30th.

    Click here
    for road construction map and detailed information.

Grand Teton National Park ROADS:

The Teton Park Road will open to vehicle traffic on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Grassy Lake Road in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway is currently closed to all vehicles and will remain so from April 1 to May 31, due to springtime grizzly bear activity.

As you plan your 2014 Yellowstone National Park trip, keep in mind you may run into some Grand Teton road construction on the way. Here are the details for this summer’s activities.

In general, you should expect varying traffic delays within Grand Teton National Park and  John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. These projects are set to begin in early May and last through October or November in some cases.

Highway 26/89/191 (Hwy 89): An overlay project will be underway on 10.5 miles of Hwy 89between Craighead Hill, approximately one mile north of Moose Junction, and Cunningham Cabin that lies north of Triangle X Ranch. Expect 30-minute delays, 7 days per week from June—September. Because regular delays are expected, motorists should plan for extra time to reach their destination, or choose to travel the Teton Park Road to avoid the construction area altogether. Blacktail Ponds Overlook and the Teton Point Turnout will be closed May—September, 2014 to accommodate this project. Periodic closures of other parking areas within the project area will occur during specific construction activities.

Schwabacher Landing Road: This auxiliary road will be closed from May—June while a paving project is underway from Hwy 89 to the bottom of the hill (.3 mile). For public safety during the construction period, neither vehicle travel nor pedestrian/bike access will be allowed on the Schwabacher Road or the parking area near Schwabacher landing due to the presence of heavy construction equipment.

Gros Ventre Road: An overlay project will take place from Kelly Warm Springs to the east park boundary in July with 15-minute delays possible.

Phase 3 Pathway: Construction of the third segment of pathways in Grand Teton National Park will occur adjacent to Hwy 89 from Moose Junction to Antelope Flats Junction (1.2 miles) from August 2014 through October 2015. Further information will be provided as the construction time nears; however, motorists can expect some delays during the fall 2014 construction phase.

Pacific Creek Road: A culvert will be replaced on this road causing 20-minute delays during mid-June.

Hwy 89, North Park Road, Teton Park Road, Jenny Lake scenic loop, and associated parking areas: Annual striping projects will be underway during May, with minimal delays possible.

Outside of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks:

Gallatin Canyon - Highway 191 The following construction project is in eect: reconstruction between
Junction Montana 64-Big Sky and 15.75 miles south of Junction Montana 84 West and 85 North-Bozeman including
delays of over 30 minutes and reduced speed limited to 35 MPH (travelers can expect a pilot car in use and single lane
trac). Restrictions: The following restriction is in eect: width restriction limited to 12 feet between Junction
Montana 64-Big Sky and 15.75 miles south of Junction Montana 84 West and 85 North-Bozeman.

Idaho US Hwy 20 I-15 Work on the shoulder. Between Exit 167: ID 22 ( 1 mile north of the Dubois Area) and exit
180 : Spenser Road ( 3 miles south of the Spencer area). There is work on the shoulder. Comment: Crews installing
signs on shoulder. Use Caution.

I-15 Road Maintenance operations. between The Utah State Line ( 11 miles south of the Malad City area) and Exit 72
( Pocatello). Road maintenance work is in progress. Until May 16.

West Yellowstone Canyon Street new road paving project will begin last week of September thru 1st week of
October 2014.