11:30 am – 5/24/13 – Yellowstone National Park has reported that the scheduled 9:00 am opening of the Beartooth Highway has been delayed due to high elevation snow and ice on the Highway. Following is their communication:
Beartooth Pass has received significant snow and ice.
It will NOT open as scheduled at 9:00 am today.
It may NOT open at all today due to adverse road conditions.
Today’s season opening of road between Canon & Tower delayed at least 1 hr. as crews clear ice, snow from Dunraven Pass.
Updated Yellowstone National Park road information is available 24 hours a day by calling 307-344-2117.
Travelers are reminded that the Chief Joseph Highway (WY296) and the western 17 miles of the Beartooth Highway into Cooke City and Yellowstone National Park remain open and it’s a great alternative route into Yellowstone.
Updates will be posted as they become available.