Snow forces seasonal closure of Yellowstone’s Dunraven Pass

A bison moves through the snow in Yellowstone National Park. (Shutterstock)

CASPER, Wyo. — Dunraven Pass in Yellowstone National Park is now closed to all travel.

Park officials say the pass is closing for the season slightly ahead of schedule as it was set to close Oct. 15.

“Due to recent and predicted significant snow storms, Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass) is now closed for the season,” park officials announced on Friday.

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“Staff temporarily closed the road Tuesday evening, October 8, because of accumulating snow, wind, and ice that made for extremely unsafe driving conditions.”

Yellowstone provides these channels for road information:

  • visit Park Roads online
  • call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information
  • sign up to receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).