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Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park Travel Information

a road map of Yellowstone National Park indicating points of interest, road closures, and flood damage impacts
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Yellowstone National Park is OPEN at the EAST ENTRANCE near Cody, Wyoming, the SOUTH ENTRANCE near Jackson, Wyoming and the WEST ENTRANCE near West Yellowstone, Montana. A majority of the park is accessible to visitors, including Yellowstone’s south loop, which features Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic, Hayden Valley and Yellowstone Lake.

Historic flooding in mid-June caused major damage to roads, bridges, and infrastructure in northern Yellowstone.

Visitors planning on coming to Yellowstone in the upcoming weeks should pay close attention to the status of road conditions and services available within the park.

Public Entry Alternating License Plate System

To balance the demand for visitor access and park resource protection Yellowstone National Park has instituted a park entry system based on license plate numbers. (ALPS) Alternating License Plate System

• Public vehicle entry will be allowed based on whether the last numerical digit on a license plate is odd or even.

• Entrance will be granted based on odd/even days on the calendar.

• Odd-numbered last digits on license plates can enter on odd days of the month.

• Even-numbered last digits (including zero) on license plates can enter on even days of the month.

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Road Trip Ideas.

Looking for ways to explore the area while waiting to enter the park? Take a look at these itineraries to find things to do near Yellowstone and discover even more ways to explore Wyoming.

More Information for Impacted Travelers.

Get alerts to your phone.

The safety of citizens, tourists and staff remain a top priority and encourage welcome centers and visitors to stay up-to-date by checking park roads conditions frequently. Sign up to receive Yellowstone road alerts by texting ‘82190’ to 888-777 or call 307-344-2117 for recorded information.

Find a Guided Tour to help you navigate the area.

Verified tour operators, outfitters & guide services and equipment rentals are here to help make your trip spectacular. Find one here.

Yellowstone National Park Live Updates.

Find the latest information on flooding and road closures in Yellowstone National Park directly from the park’s Twitter feed.

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Map Your Yellowstone Adventure.

Encompassing 2.2 million acres, Yellowstone National Park is the second largest national park in the lower 48. With so much to explore, including over 10,000 hydrothermal features, more than half the world’s geysers, 466 miles of road and over 92 trailheads, you’ll want to decide which features to visit before you arrive. This map highlighting camping and lodging in Yellowstone – plus some of the park’s most popular sights – will help you get started.

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

This canyon carved by the Yellowstone River is most famous for its Lower Falls. Here, the river tumbles twice the height of Niagara Falls before striking the canyon floor.

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Bridge Bay at Yellowstone Lake to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone 20 miles, 45 minutes
Old Faithful

With approximately 20 eruptions every day, this reliable geyser’s frequency can be predicted with 90 percent accuracy, within about 10 minutes.

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South Entrance to Old Faithful 240 miles, 1 hour 15 minutes
Old Faithful to Mammoth Hot Springs 52 miles, 1 hour 50 minutes