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. 

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


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.