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Stay updated on all openings and closures related to our surrounding National Parks.

Park Data 

  Grand Teton National Park     Yellowstone National Park                                                                                                       
  May 2015 - 231,708                     May 2015 - 386,064                                                                  
  May 2016 - 292,318                     May 2016 - 444,630                                                                            
  May 2017 - 255,583                     May 2017 -419,635                                                                      

  Grand Teton National Park       Yellow Stone National Park                                                     
  Sept 2015 - 474,787                       September 2015 - 680, 213
  Sept 2016 -492,451                        September 2016 - 701,754             
  Sept  2017 -482,661                       September 2017 - 640,068              


Yellowstone Road Opening Dates 2018

Conditions permitting, roads will open at 8:00 am on the following dates:

April 20: West Entrance to Madison, Mammoth to Old Faithful, Norris to Canyon.
May 4: East Entrance to Lake (Sylvan Pass), Canyon Junction to Lake.
May 11: S. Entrance to West Thumb, Lake to W. Thumb, W. Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
May 25: Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass) and the Beartooth Highway

Yellowstone Construction 2018

Norris to Mammoth (Roaring Mountain to Apollinaris Spring area)

  • 2018 season: expect 30-minute delays beginning April 20, 2018 (excluding holiday weekends*). Norris and Indian Creek campgrounds will not be affected by this work.

  • June 1 to October 8: additional nightly closures from 10 pm to 7 am (excluding Saturday nights and holiday weekends*).

Canyon Village Area

  • 2018 season: some destinations unavailable as part of the Canyon Overlook and Trails Restoration Project

 Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond (East Entrance Road)

  • 2018 season: expect delays along the East Entrance Road between Fishing Bridge and Indian Pond (excluding holiday weekends*).

  • October 15 to November 5: full closure of Fishing Bridge over the Yellowstone River. East Entrance Road will remain open to the point of construction on the east side of the bridge.

*Holidays include Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day weekends.

Top 5 things to do in Yellowstone National Park

  1. Stay at Old Faithful Lodge/Old faithful Geyser

  2. New! Hike to the Grand Prismatic Springs Overlook

    1. Visit Artist point, brink of the falls and Canyon Village

  3. Wildlife viewing. Guided or self guided. Top spots Lamar Hayden Valleys

  4. Geyser Kayak Tours


Grand Teton Road Opening Dates 2018

May 1: ALL roads open in Grand Teton National Park
Signal Mountain Road will open based on condtions 

Top 5 Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

  1. Bike: 40 miles round trip from Jackson to Jenny Lake 

  2. Take shuttle boat on Jenny Lake and hike to Hidden Falls/Inspiration Point

  3. Hike Hike Hike. Teton Crest Trail, Cascade Canyon, Death Canyon

  4. Kayak: String Lake, Leigh Lake, Jackson Lake

  5. Wildlife Tours

Grand Teton Visitor Center Openings

All information is subject to change.

Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center 
(Moose Visitor Center)

March 5 through April 28: 10 am to 4 pm
April 29 through June 2: 8 am to 5 pm
June 3 through September 22: 8 am to 7 pm
September 23 through October 31: 8 am to 5 pm

307-739-3399, visitor information 10 am - 4 pm, Monday - Saturday (except holidays)

Located in Moose 12 miles north of Jackson.

Colter Bay Visitor Center 

May 11 through June 2: 8 am to 5 pm
June 3 through September 1: 8 am to 7 pm
September 2 through October 8: 8 am to 5 pm


Flagg Ranch Information Station 

June 4 through September 3: 10 am to 3 pm (may be closed for lunch)


Jenny Lake Visitor Center 

May 18 through June 2: 8 am to 5 pm
June 3 through September 1: 8 am to 7 pm
September 2 through September 23: 8 am to 5 pm

Located 8 miles north of Moose at South Jenny Lake.

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center 

June 2 through September 23: 9 am to 5 pm


Located four miles south of Moose on the Moose-Wilson Road. This road is closed to RVs (over 23.3 feet long) and trailers.

Ranger Stations

Jenny Lake Ranger Station 

June 2 through September 2: 8 am to 5 pm



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