Operating Hours & Seasons

Park roads between the North and Northeast entrances are open to auto travel twenty-four hours every day, year-round. They provide access to Mammoth Hot Springs, the park's wildlife-rich northern range, and recreational activities such as cross-country skiing, hiking, camping, and fishing in season. The other park entrances and roads are also open twenty-four hours daily but have seasonal closures and travel restrictions in the shoulder and winter seasons. Please see our Park Roads page for more information. Then use the links below to plan your visit.

What Season is Best?

Choosing which season to visit Yellowstone depends on what you are looking for. Winter, spring, summer, and fall have their own character and advantages. Plan your visit in advance and make sure to consider how Things to Do and Places to Go vary depending on the time of year. Learn more about our Visitation Statistics.

Did You Know?

You cannot fish from Fishing Bridge. Until 1973 this was a very popular fishing location since the bridge crossed the Yellowstone River above a cutthroat trout spawning area. It is now a popular place to observe fish.