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Yellowstone opens to limited bicycle travel

Yellowstone opens to limited bicycle travel

Celebratory arch

Cyclists stop along Swan Flats in Yellowstone Park in 2016 to cheer on fellow cyclists after the tough climb up from Mammoth.

Yellowstone National Park has opened the 49 miles of roadway between the West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs to cyclists.

On April 2 the road from Norris Junction to Mammoth Hot Springs will close to all travel from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to allow for heavy equipment operations. It will reopen at 4:30 p.m.

As conditions permit, bicycles may be allowed on two additional park roads. Further updates will be provided.

Take a quick ride through America's first national park, Yellowstone.

Bikes are not allowed on the remaining interior park roads until they start to open to vehicles at 8 a.m. on April 16. Check park roads for 2021 spring opening dates.

The park cautions riders that cycling into the park in spring can be challenging due to quickly changing weather, snowplows and other vehicles operated by park employees or construction workers, snow and ice covering sections of road and wildlife on the roadway.

No services are available, except limited restrooms.

Carrying bear spray is recommended. Cell phone coverage is sparse and unreliable for communicating emergencies.


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