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The Entrances to Yellowstone National Park

If you are heading to Yellowstone National Park this year, you have a lot of decisions to make. When will you visit? Where will you stay? What will you eat? What will you see? When will you book a hiking tour with me to cool, lesser-known destinations?  One of the other questions you will need …

Where to Find a Toilet in Yellowstone National Park This Winter

Finding a place to relive oneself is challenging enough when visiting any national park. In Yellowstone during the winter, it is even more of a challenge. In theory, there is a place to stop every eight miles, but when you need to go, the places to stop can see like an eternity away. Having visited …

Yellowstone’s Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel To Reduce Services This Winter

Situated within walking distance to the picturesque terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs and offering quick access out to the wildlife watching wonderland of Lamar Valley, the Mammoth Hotel has been a favorite place for park visitors to stay for decades. This winter, that will change. On November 8th, Xanterra, the behemoth company in charge of …

Yellowstone visitation continues to be below pre-Covid numbers

The closure of the North and Northeast gates to Yellowstone National Park led to yet another month of lowered visitation numbers. Yellowstone National Park hosted 567,587 recreation visits in September 2022. This is a 36% decrease from September 2021 (882,078 recreational visits), the most-visited September on record, and an 18% decrease from September 2019 (693,118) …

Yellowstone’s North Entrance Reopening Date Delayed

“Yellowstone National Park in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration has determined that the Old Gardiner Road (a limited-access road between Gardiner, Montana and Mammoth Hot Springs) will open to regular traffic no later than Nov. 1, 2022. The two-lane project will be extended up to two weeks to ensure over 5,000 feet of guardrail …

Yellowstone National Park Visitation Woes Continue in August of 2022

The June 2022 flood waters that eroded away roads and trails in Yellowstone National Park may have receded months ago, but the damage to both the park’s infrastructure and reputation is still being felt throughout the region. Despite the overwhelming majority of the park being open for visitors in July and August, park visitation numbers …

Olympic National Park’s Ruby Beach Has Reopened

Great news for this who love Olympic National Park’s Ruby Beach. After three months of being closed to public access, the National Park Service has announced that the picturesque coastal area is now once again open for the public. Visitors can expect a better entrance road, updated parking lot, improved paths for accessibility and more! …

Yellowstone National Park to Mostly Reopen on July 2nd. Alternating License Plate System Will No Longer Be Used

Starting July 2nd, 2022, 93% of Yellowstone National Park will be open. The Alternating License Plate System will be retired and numerous trails and other amenities will reopen. lease note that the North and Northeast Entrances are NOT open at this time. For detailed information, please keep reading. The Official Press Release From Yellowstone National …