Some Yellowstone roads open to bicycles

Posted 4/6/21

JACKSON (WNE) — If you don’t mind a little slush, it might be time to break out the bike.

Yellowstone National Park has opened 49 miles of roads between the West Entrance and Mammoth …

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Some Yellowstone roads open to bicycles

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JACKSON (WNE) — If you don’t mind a little slush, it might be time to break out the bike.

Yellowstone National Park has opened 49 miles of roads between the West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs to spring cycling.

While no services are available, except limited restrooms, the following sections of the Grand Loop Road are now open to cycling: West Entrance to Madison Junction, Madison Junction to Norris Junction and Norris Junction to Mammoth Hot Springs. 

As long as safety precautions are followed, cyclists have a unique opportunity to revel in Yellowstone’s quiet majesty before the park opens fully to motorized vehicles, as most interior park roads don’t open until April 16.

There are several factors bikers should consider before planning a spring cycling trip: Snowplows and other heavy equipment may still be active; weather conditions are still unpredictable; and the park recommends carrying bear spray and anticipating wildlife encounters.

“Plan for self-rescue or repair. Cellphone coverage throughout the park is sparse and unreliable for communicating emergencies,” said a release from park officials.

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