All Yellowstone National Park entrances and park roads are now temporarily closed in preparation for the winter season, EXCEPT for the road between the North Entrance and Northeast Entrance (open year-round, weather permitting).
The North Entrance is OPEN! Visitors can enter through the historic Roosevelt Arch, then take Old Gardiner Road directly into Mammoth.
Conditions permitting, all other entrances and roads are projected to open to oversnow travel by snowmobile and snowcoach at 8:00 AM on December 15.
When you visit Yellowstone National Park, bring your sense of adventure and get ready for some world-class sightseeing. Enjoy next-door access to the Park's bountiful scenery and world-famous landmarks, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and wildlife viewing.
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is mountainous country bisected by the Continental Divide. Here, propellant geysers, bubbling hot springs, and hissing fumaroles are all on display.
Turn away from the awe-inspiring geologic fireworks and you will surely get an eyeful of the Park's majestic wildlife. Living in this "biosphere reserve" is the world's largest collection of supersized mammals and thousands of smaller critters, all waiting for their cameo in your camera lens.
Read on for some information about just a few of Yellowstone National Park's most famous attractions.