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News about the Yellowstone area.

Bison on the road near Yellowstone National Park

Win a Yellowstone Vacation Plus a Road Trip to the Park

Enter through Feb 23, 2021 to win an adventure starting from one of four cities and ending with a 3-day guided tour and lodging in Yellowstone.

Ranger Don demonstrates a new extendable arm prototype at Yellowstone's South Entrance

5 Things to Know About Yellowstone Area Travel Amid COVID-19

In light of the spread of COVID-19, trying to find out what is open and closed in our national parks is a moving target these days. Here are updates.

Map of road construction in Yellowstone in 2020

2020-2022 Yellowstone Road Construction

Three major road projects in 2020-2022. A complete closure between Tower Fall and Chittenden Rd, plus delays at the North Entrance and Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond.

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Major Fires Burning in Yellowstone

August 2013: Three large fires and a collection of smaller blazes are burning in Yellowstone National Park. The Alum Fire, Alder Fire, and Druid Fire.

Crust waves of a geyser at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park

Scientists Find 4X Magma Under Yellowstone's Supervolcano

Yellowstone’s plumbing system is no larger - nor closer to erupting - than before but now we have advanced techniques to map the system. See animation of magma chamber.

Snowmobiling in Wyoming.

Self-Guided Snowmobile Permit Lottery for Yellowstone

While snowmobiling in Yellowstone during winter is a popular activity, you cannot just show up at an entrance to Yellowstone National Park with your snowmobile and expect to get in.

Accessible viewing platform at Inspiration Point

Yellowstone's Inspiration Point Reopens after Rehabilitation

The overlook has been closed for a two-year rehabilitation project, which created an expanded viewing area that is safer and more accessible.

Steamboat Geyser May-23, 2005

Steamboat, World's Tallest Geyser, Erupts Unexpectedly in Yellowstone

Saturday, May 5, 2018, marked the fifth time in seven weeks that the unpredictable Steamboat Geyser has erupted.

Wolf hunting patterns. Photo courtesy Public Library of Science

How Yellowstone Wolves Hunt Revealed in Research Report

Yellowstone wolves pick their prey depending on wolf pack size. Small packs attack elk. Larger packs attack bison.

Heart Spring in Yellowstone in the winter.

Win a Yellowstone Winter Vacation

This 4-day vacation for two people includes Yellowstone National Park area lodging, dining, and guided snowshoe tours through a steaming winter wonderland.

People watching a solar eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse over Grand Teton National Park August 2017

Locals and visitors near Jackson and the southern ridge of Grand Teton National Park are in a spectacular location for viewing the 2017 total solar eclipse.

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Casper, Wyoming's August 2017 Solar Eclipse Experience by the Numbers

Head to this Wyoming cowboy town in late August to experience totality of the 2017 solar eclipse.

Dr. Douglas Duncan, Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences, and Director, Fiske Planetarium at CU. Photo by Colin Mahoney courtesy of Univ. of Colorado

Eclipse Chaser, Doug Duncan, on the August 2017 Solar Eclipse

"I’ve seen between 10-12 eclipses, so I chase them all over the world. Somewhere on the Earth, there is an eclipse about every two years."

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Total Solar Eclipse in Wyoming August 21, 2017

Head to the Wyoming towns of Lander, Dubois, Riverton, Shoshoni, Hudson and the Wind River Indian Reservation for the solar eclipse and festivities.

A grizzly bear and her cubs in Yellowstone.

Yellowstone Forever Created from Two Nonprofits

The Yellowstone Association and Yellowstone Park Foundation merged to form Yellowstone Forever, which is now the official nonprofit partner of the national park.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Lower Falls from Artist Point.

Park Worker's Fatal Fall into Yellowstone's Grand Canyon

In the early hours on August 26, 2016, Yellowstone Park employee Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar fell from Grand View Point in the park and died.

Tourists take photos as Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser erupts. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service

This year, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th year on August 25, 2016, which has me thinking back to all my experiences in our national parks.

Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service

NPS Centennial Q & A with Jonathan Jarvis

We asked the Director of the National Park Service to look back at the last 100 years and to glimpse forward to the next century's challenges and opportunities.

Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone.

Tourist Damages Mammoth Hot Springs in Search of "Medicinal" Water

A tourist was fined for illegally walked off the boardwalk in Mammoth Hot Springs allegedly to collect water for medicinal uses.

Porkchop Geyser in Norris Back Basin. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

Man Confirmed Dead After Fall in Yellowstone Hot Spring

Colin Nathaniel Scott slipped and fell in a hot spring Tuesday, June 7, 2016 when he and his sister left the boardwalk in the Norris Geyser Basin

National Park Stamp Pane. Copyright 2016 USPS

16 National Parks Get Their Own Stamps

Show your love for national parks on your envelopes. Artwork is from existing art or photos such as Art Wolfe’s photo of a bison on the Yellowstone stamp.

Newborn bison calf May 10, 2014.

Putting Yellowstone Baby Bison in Car Cost Animal Its Life

Fearing a baby bison was too cold, two tourists made the bad decision in mid-May 2016 to place the bison in their car. Bad decision.

Bison in Yellowstone. Photo by Jeff Vanuga

Bison Becomes National Mammal

After 234 years, it’s time for another animal to join the American eagle as a national symbol. Will it be the bison?

Bison in Yellowstone in spring

Bison Return Home to Montana After a Century in Canada

In April 2016, 89 genetically pure bison will travel from Canada to the Blackfeet reservation. Their ancestors made the trip in reverse at the turn-of-the-20th century.