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The West Entrance to
Yellowstone National Park

West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park by John William Uhler © Copyright All Rights Reserved

Yellowstone National Park's West Entrance opens to the public on the 3rd (third) Friday of April at 8:00 am. Unless weather or other conditions do not allow. The West entrance closes normally the 1st (first) Monday of November at 9:00 pm. The only Entrance OPEN Year Round is the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana. The Northeast, West, South and East Entrances Open generally mid-April to mid-May and Close the beginning of November to wheeled vehicle travel (you can travel east to Silver Gate, Montana and Cooke City, Montana at which point the road is Closed during the winter). During the winter, you CANNOT travel east of Cooke City, Montana via wheeled vehicles. The road is closed for the winter and is not maintained. You must travel back through the park to the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana. You can travel to Silver Gate, Montana and Cooke City, Montana year-round.

West Entrance to Madison

Yellowstone National Park West Entrance Visitors 2017
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
11,414 12,050 5,563 21,572 197,070 331,454 397,295 377,854 280,874 98,923 939 7,539 1,742,887

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West Entrance WebCam Looking West - Traffic Entering Yellowstone

West Entrance WebCam2 Looking East Into Yellowstone

Latitude / Longitude / UTM
West Entrance
44°39’30.27" N / 111°05’49.87" W
UTM Zone 12: 4945010 N, 492295 E

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