Yellowstone National Park to reopen north loop July 2 – 93% of roadways will be open

Photo: NPS / Jacob W. Frank

This is pretty remarkable given the extent of the damage we saw during and after the flood event

Yellowstone National Park will reopen the north loop on Saturday, July 2, to all visitors. In addition to roads in the south loop, visitors will now be able to access:

Norris Junction to Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs to Tower-Roosevelt
Tower-Roosevelt to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass)

Visitors can access the south and north loops via the East Entrance (Cody, Wyoming), West Entrance (West Yellowstone, Montana), and South Entrance (Grand Teton/Jackson, Wyoming).

Yellowstone implemented the Alternating License Plate System (ALPS) upon reopening the south loop on June 22, 2022, to ensure visitor traffic did not overwhelm the south loop. The interim system worked very effectively at moderating traffic within the park, however, with the opening of the north loop and 93% of the road system open, ALPS will be suspended effective July 2. Visitor entrances from East, West, and South will return to normal entrance procedures. Park staff will continue monitoring visitor use data, traffic counts, and the condition of infrastructure over the upcoming months to ensure visitor usage is not overwhelming capacity. The ALPS may be reinstituted if this becomes the case.

LINK (via National Park Service)

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