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Yellowstone south entrance reopens after closure due to wildfire

Authorities have closed the main connector road between the south end of Yellowstone National Park and northern border of Grand Teton National Park after a wildfire that started last month has grown to nearly 7,000 acres. The closure means vacation travelers must detour at least 150 miles to move between the neighboring parks, which are connected by an 8-mile scenic parkway. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone Park’s south entrance opens to autos for the season

The south entrance to Yellowstone Park has opened for the 2012 summer season. (Jim Peaco/NPS file photo - click to enlarge)

The south entrance to Yellowstone National Park opens for automobile travel at 8:00 a.m. today, allowing spring visitors from the Jackson, Wyo., area access to Lake and Old Faithful. All other entry roads into Yellowstone have opened for the season already. Most visitor facilities will be open at Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful, and limited facilities will be available at Canyon, Fishing Bridge and Grant Village. Some popular campgrounds and trails, especially those in the backcountry, are not yet open. A complete list of facility and road closures can be found on the Yellowstone Park website. Continue Reading →

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