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Traveling to Yellowstone
Where is Yellowstone Park? Yellowstone is mostly in the state of Wyoming with small sections in Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone’s five entrance gates make it accessible from all directions. The popular Yellowstone gateway towns of Jackson Hole and Cody in Wyoming, plus West Yellowstone, Cooke City and Gardiner in Montana, are the closest towns to Yellowstone and have many hotels, resorts, and camping areas. People always ask: “How far is Yellowstone from Jackson Hole, Wyoming?” Jackson is about 60 miles from Yellowstone’s South Entrance and about 100 miles from Old Faithful. Cody, Wyoming, is 52 miles from Yellowstone’s East Entrance.
Yellowstone National Park is open year-round, but the events and activities in, and around the park, change with the seasons. From road openings and closings, to festivals and activities, even the hot times to photograph a baby black bear, we have your complete guide to the happenings in Yellowstone National Park, as well as in nearby gateway towns in Montana and Wyoming.
From the mundane to the outrageous, our park expert answers your pressing questions about Yellowstone National Park. Whether you're planning your dream Yellowstone vacation, curious about the unique geothermal features of the U.S.'s first park, or looking for insider tidbits about Yellowstone, this section is for you. View All Frequently Asked Questions
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Firehole Lake Drive, a side road to the Grand Loop Road, was closed for a few days due to the asphalt "melting." A 16-mile portion of the Grand Loop is also being repaired and plans are to move the road. Read more →
Yellowstone's Grand Loop Road will have some construction on roads and bridges the summers 2014-2016. The bulk of the construction will be the 16-mile section of the loop between Norris Geyser Basin and the Golden Gate area south of Mammoth Hot Springs. Read more →