West Yellowstone, Montana is Open

The town of West Yellowstone, Montana, just outside the West Entrance to Yellowstone Park, is open, with full services including gas stations, dining and lodging.

If you spend some time in West Yellowstone, you won't be disappointed. Fall in Yellowstone Country is beautiful, especially outside of the National Park. There are plenty of sights to see and activities to keep you busy for days.

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Winter Use in Yellowstone National Park

The 2013/2014 winter season in Yellowstone National Park is rapidly approaching and will operate as it has for the past four winters.  This will also be a transition year during which the park will prepare for the new, more flexible over-the-snow plan beginning the winter of 2014/15.  Weather conditions permitting, Yellowstone will again open for the winter on December 15 an

Winter Use in Yellowstone National Park

The 2013/2014 winter season in Yellowstone National Park is rapidly approaching and will operate as it has for the past four winters.  This will also be a transition year during which the park will prepare for the new, more flexible over-the-snow plan beginning the winter of 2014/15.  Weather conditions permitting, Yellowstone will again open for the winter on December 15 and continue through March 15, 2014.

Yellowstone Christmas - in August!

What better place to celebrate Christmas than in Yellowstone National Park! Vast expanses of snow, evergreen pines and bison laden with ice crystals, and slow drifts of thermal steam swirling into a full-moon night all combine to create a true winter festival. Christmas is also the real beginning of the park's winter visitation season. Visitors bring their families from across the country to observe Christmas in this winter wonderland.

Yellowstone Living History

BY JAN STODDARD —

The Museum of the National Park Ranger
Tucked into a quiet corner near the entrance to the Norris campground, is one of Yellowstone's original soldier stations used in the early 1990s by soldiers patrolling the Norris Geyser Basin. Built in the classic stone-and-log architecture of the Park, this building is a great example of Yellowstone living history.

Grizzly Bear Trapping Begins!

BIOLOGISTS TO BEGIN GRIZZLY BEAR TRAPPING FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES IN GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST, MONTANA. PUBLIC REMINDED TO HEED WARNING SIGNS! As part of ongoing efforts required under the Endangered Species Act to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, the USGS in conjunction with Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks is working to inform the public that pre-baiting and scientific trapping operations will begin soon within the Taylor Fork Drainage of the Gallatin National Forest, Montana.

Yellowstone Canyon Lookout Closure

Concerns over visitor safety have prompted officials at Yellowstone National Park to temporarily close a popular viewpoint. Inspiration Point is one many popular spots along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone from which visitors may view Lower Falls.

'Where humanity meets humility'

 Yellowstone National Park: 'Where humanity meets humility' is the feature article in USA Today Travel section  today by Chuck Raasch. As the closest entrance to Yellowstone Park, West Yellowstone Montana offers the shortest route to Old Faithful and the geyser basins!

Be Bear Aware!

 “Be Bear Aware” this summer in Yellowstone Park and in the national forests around West Yellowstone. Follow these tips to lessen the chances of a negative bear encounter: