After a record breaking year in terms of visitors, Yellowstone National Park will close the majority of its roads this upcoming Monday at 8am MST in preperation of the winter season ahead reports the Cody Enterprise. The exception to the rule being the north entrance to the park at Gardiner, which accesses Mammoth Hot Spings and the sled/ski mecca of Cooke City year around.
Still, park officials are recommending guests traveling through the park over weekend to be well prepared for variable conditions on the roads.
Chains, snowtires, and 4X4 advisories will be in affect if weather deterioates in certain areas.
As far as support services go, Mammoth Hot Springs will offer a ranger station, medical center, gas station, general store, and campground all year long.
For updates on road closures visit: nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/roadclosures.htm
For other park information visit: www.nps.gov/yell
In the winter, Yellowstone offers snowmobile and snowcoach tours to venture into the park’s interior starting Dec. 15th.
To book a snowmobile trip visit Yellowstone Snowmobile Tours.