Ever wanted to see Yellowstone National Park without all the cars, & camera-wielding, tourists? Well there is a small window of time between winter and summer seasons when the park closes to all vehicle and motorized traffic, and the best way to get around is by bicycle. This short window lasts only a couple weeks and happens two times a year between seasons: the end of fall and the beginning of spring.
Yellowstone National Park announced this week that plows have cleared a section of road from the West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs. There will be no cars, there will be no snowmobiles, and there will be no busses filled with tourists. Just you and the road. And a hopefully a bunch of amazing wildlife to take in.
Since you will be enjoying the park in solitude, try to remember that visitor services will be non-existent. Which means, if you find yourself in a stand-off with a bison, it is better to retreat than grab your camera considering the following fact:
Did You Know?
There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.
Be safe, prepare, and have fun!
Yellowstone Park provides updates on road conditions, check for updates here.