GARDINER — This small Montana town at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park was clogged with cars and RVs Tuesday morning as word spread that the government shutdown had closed the park.
In April 1903 when President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated the arch under construction at Yellowstone’s north entrance, his train stopped at Cinnabar. The Northern Pacific tracks into Gardiner weren’t open yet. But the basaltic stone arch lined up perfectly with the town’s new railroad depot.…
GARDINER — Traffic woes and crowding at the first official gateway to the world’s original national park could be resolved over the next three years, setting the stage for an anticipated celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016.
In 1903, Gardiner must have hummed with excitement.
Yellowstone’s north entrance is rich in history in a landscape where rivers and valley meet hills often dotted with elk, deer, antelope and buffalo.
Yellowstone National Park's historic North Entrance at Gardiner would be redesigned to improve traffic flow and safety under a proposal drawn up by the National Park Service.
BOZEMAN - Yellowstone National Park officials have proposed adding a second entrance near the Roosevelt Arch to help abate traffic congestion at the popular landmark.