Road Conditions

How to get to Silver Gate, Montana

If you would to drive to Silver Gate during the months of Nov and May then you need to drive through Yellowstone National Park via Mammoth Hot Springs through Tower Junction and then into Lamar Valley. Silver Gate is the 1st town outside the Northeast entrance about a mile from the gate.

During the summer months, Silver Gate is accessible via Chief Joseph Scenic Highway from Cody, WY, or over the Beartooth Pass Hwy 212 from Red Lodge and Billings, MT. Additionally, Silver Gate can be accessed through the park via Lamar Valley.

North & South Loops Open. North Remain Closed and Northeast Entrance will open on Oct 15th. 

Alert 1, Severity closure, North & South Loops Open. North and Northeast Entrances Remain Closed.

  • Park roads: the current road status and seasonal road opening/closing dates.
  • Road improvement projects: active and planned construction projects that may cause delays and closures.
  • Webcams: a live look at traffic approaching the north and west entrances to the park.

Beartooth Highway

For the latest pass condition and closure information, please check the MDT 511 Traveler Information map.

Crews make every effort to keep the road plowed and open, but due to the high elevation on this mountain pass, unpredictable weather conditions may cause temporary closures throughout the summer.

Chief Joseph Highway



8/2/2022 Yellowstone National Park flood recovery update: Change to access from the Northeast Entrance into the park

It’s critical that visitors traveling to the park stay informed about what’s open and closed

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Major construction repairs will begin substantially on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Contractors will be working on all damaged sections of the park’s Northeast Entrance Road near Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana. This requires alterations to the closures on the road.

The road had previously been open to bicyclists and pedestrian traffic to Barronette Meadow. Due to significant work beginning on the road this week, the road will be closed near the Warm Creek Trailhead and picnic area. This will still afford access to visitors and residents but will provide room for construction work to begin, including staging of equipment and materials needed to make repairs. It is estimated that repairs will be completed by Oct. 15, facilitating traffic between the park and Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana.

New changes to foot and bicycle access on Northeast Entrance Road
Northeast Entrance Road (via Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana):
Visitors can now travel 2 miles to Warm Creek Trailhead on bicycle (on paved roadways) and by foot for fishing and hiking in areas not identified as closed.
Previously, recreators could travel 6 miles into the park through the Northeast Entrance. To promote safe access within the active construction zone, the park is moving the barrier closer to the entrance to reduce potential conflicts between construction equipment and those on foot/bicycle.

Safety Precautions
Stay alert: Individuals using the roadway by foot or bicycle should be extremely cautious and expect heavy equipment on the roadways. Roadway shoulders are narrow and several curves along the roadway limit visibility. The park will also advise Oftedal Construction Inc. to be aware of bicyclists and pedestrians as they continue mobilizing.

Stay Informed
Visitors traveling to the park should stay informed about what is OPEN and CLOSED throughout the park.
Visit Operating Hours and Seasons for more info.
Monitor the park website and social media for updates.
Visit Camp in Backcountry for details about backcountry permits.
Stay informed about up-to-date road conditions in Yellowstone:
Visit Park Roads.
To receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone, text “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).
Call (307) 344-2117 for a recorded message.