Yellowstone Country

Yellowstone Country

Travel Updates

Travel advisory: Please stay informed about the latest travel updates in the region, including the reopening of some entrances to Yellowstone National Park.
For alternative places to travel in Yellowstone Country, click here.

There’s More To Do In Montana’s Yellowstone Country

There’s still so much for visitors to do outside the Park in Montana’s Yellowstone Country. All our communities are currently welcoming visitors, though not all accommodations may be available at this time. Please visit our page where visitors and residents can find information about where else to go and what more to do in this part of Montana. Find that resource here: HERE

Community Updates

For the latest information about what’s happening in each of our communities, please visit:

Statewide Partner Updates

For places to visit in the rest of our vast state, check our tourism partner pages:

A Note To Visitors

As our communities are again welcoming visitors, we encourage you to bring your patience and be sure to “know before you go.” Right now that means: To speak with someone over the phone, please call our Call Center: 800.736.5276.

Travel Resources

Recreation Alerts and Restrictions:

To sign up for text alerts for the following areas, please consider the following resources:

Follow local news for additional updates:

Lodging


Disaster assistance resources for affected businesses:

How to Help

If you’re interested in supporting flood-impacted communities in Yellowstone Country, please find places to donate and volunteer on our page on How to Support Impacted Communities.  

Updates from Yellowstone National Park


  • AUGUST 3, 2022

  • Yellowstone National Park timelines for North Entrance and Northeast Entrance roads

  • MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone National Park continues to make major progress with short- and long-term efforts to reconnect the park to Gardiner and Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana.In mid-June, Yellowstone experienced a 500-year flood event that caused severe damage to roads, water and wastewater systems, power lines and other critical park infrastructure. The most significant damage severed access to the park via the North Entrance and Northeast Entrance roads. One month after the historic event and the park closing temporarily, 93% of park roadways were reopened.The park asks the public to understand the differences in timelines between short-term construction solutions that will reopen the North Entrance and Northeast Entrance roads to the public later this year, and the long-term reconstruction efforts that will take place over the upcoming years.
  • CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • AUGUST 2, 2022

Yellowstone National Park flood recovery: Change to access from the Northeast Entrance into the park

  • It’s critical that visitors traveling to the park stay informed about what’s open and closed
  • MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Major construction repairs will begin substantially on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Contractors will be working on all damaged sections of the park’s Northeast Entrance Road near Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana. This requires alterations to the closures on the road.
  • The road had previously been open to bicyclists and pedestrian traffic to Barronette Meadow. Due to significant work beginning on the road this week, the road will be closed near the Warm Creek Trailhead and picnic area. This will still afford access to visitors and residents but will provide room for construction work to begin, including staging of equipment and materials needed to make repairs. It is estimated that repairs will be completed by Oct. 15, facilitating traffic between the park and Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana.
  • CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • JULY 29, 2022

  • Yellowstone flood recovery update: Visitors with a day-use ticket can drive the Tower Junction to Slough Creek road corridor starting Aug. 3

  • It's critical that visitors traveling to the park stay informed about what's open and closed
  • MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – In the park’s continuing efforts to expand visitor access, effective Aug. 3 through Oct. 31, 2022, visitors with a day-use ticket will be able to drive the road corridor from Tower Junction to Slough Creek to park and hike, fish and watch wildlife. This section of road in the northern portion of the park has been closed to visitor vehicular traffic since the park closed in June immediately following a historic flood event. Yellowstone has rapidly reopened areas when safe to do so. Approximately 93% of paved roads and 94% of Yellowstone’s backcountry is open.
  • Beginning Aug.1 at 8 a.m. MDT, visitors wanting to tour the Tower Junction to Slough Creek road corridor on Aug. 3 can book a day-use ticket here: Recreation.gov. Tickets are only available at Recreation.gov.
  • Visitors with a ticket will only be able to enter this road corridor from Tower Junction. Visitors cannot access the area from the Northeast Entrance (Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana). That road segment is closed to visitor vehicular traffic because of significant flood damage on the road.
  • This pilot day-use access program was initiated in response to the flood damage and provides the park an opportunity to safely reopen this impacted area to more visitation. Since the road essentially is a dead-end, the park will continue to monitor use along the road corridor and determine if expanded day-use capacity can occur at a later date.
  • CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • JULY 20, 2022

  • It’s critical that visitors traveling to the park in the coming weeks stay informed about what’s open and closed.
  • MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone National Park today announced that visitors will be able to park at Tower Junction and bicycle, hike and fish between Tower Junction and Slough Creek starting Thursday, July 21. The road between Tower Junction and Slough Creek is also open for commercial tour authorization holders, commercial tour operators, and stock outfitters to provide public access by vehicle. The park is finalizing a day-use reservation system for visitor vehicle access which will be online by Aug. 1, allowing reservation holders day-use access with their vehicles.
  • CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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