Spring at Yellowstone National Park
Roads beginning to open
May 8, 2006
Roads into the park began opening to automobiles on April 21. The road from Canyon to Lake and the East Entrance road over Sylvan Pass are expected to open May 5.
Due to construction, the East Entrance road will be open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm with half hour delays. Access from Lake and Old Faithful to West Thumb, Grant Village and the South Entrance, and from Tower Junction to Tower Fall should open on Friday, May 12.
The road over Dunraven Pass and the Beartooth Highway outside the park's Northeast Entrance are scheduled to open on Friday, May 26, in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, to the Northeast Entrance at Cooke City, Montana, is open all year to automobiles, weather permitting.
There are limited facilities and services available in the park this time of year. Yellowstone's weather is unpredictable. Visitors need to be prepared for snow and ice and temporary road closures. The latest information on road conditions in the park is available 24-hours a day by calling (307) 344-2117.