Monday, Dec 15 marked the first day of the winter tour season in Yellowstone. This means that sections of Yellowstone can be traversed by snowmobile, snowcoach, skis and snowshoes.
Many roads have been closed since mid October in anticipation of snow but Yellowstone has gotten very little snow so far this year. Not good news for over-snow tours. Areas that are ready for recreation are as follows:
- Over-snow travel from the South Entrance to Old Faithful
- Rubber track and high-clearance 4wd vehicles may travel from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful
- Commercial snowcoaches with rubber tracks or large over snow tires will be permitted to offer visitor travel on road segments linking Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris, Madison, Canyon, and the northern end of Hayden Valley
- Wheeled traffic may travel the roads at the North Entrance to Mammoth and through to the Northeast Entrance year-round
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