On Friday, April 17th 2015, two of Yellowstone National Park’s most iconic locations will be accessible by car, marking the start of summer operations in America’s first National Park. Starting at 8am on Friday, access to Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone will be open to vehicle traffic for the first time in 2015.
According to a press release by Yellowstone National Park,
Visitors eager to experience early spring in Yellowstone National Park will be able to travel by car to two of the parks iconic locations starting April 17. The road segments from West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone will open for the season at 8:00 a.m. Friday.Additional road segments in the park will open during May as road clearing operations progress. The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Mont., through Mammoth Hot Springs to the Northeast Entrance, Silver Gate and Cooke City, Mont., is open all year.As an added incentive for spring visitors, park entrance fees will be waived April 18 and 19 to kick off National Park Week.
For those visiting the region, be away that the Mammoth Temporary Visitor Center, the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center (VEC) and the Canyon VEC Lobby with information desk will be open daily. The Canyon VEC exhibits and theater will open April 24. For more information on the roads and accessibility of Yellowstone National Park, please check out their website. Very limited visitor services will be available during the next several weeks.