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The USGS administers the Golden Eagle Pass, and will have a complete list of where they are sold.  You can go online and order one at www.parkpass.net, or get in touch with USGS ordering line directly at 888-275-8747, ext. 1, or email them at [email protected]

Enjoy your park travels, in Illinois and anywhere else you go!

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What roads around Yellowstone Park will be closing or have closed due to construction?
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Yellowstone is in the process of reconstructing its roads and you will likely encounter delays and nighttime closures. Below is a listing of most of the construction which may change. Please call (307) 344-2117 for the latest information on conditions affecting roads within the park. Expect Road Improvement Projects on Many of the Major Travel Routes to Yellowstone Park Entrances from Montana and Wyoming. These include pavement preservation projects. Each lasts 2–4 weeks; expect 30 minute delays & pilot vehicles

  • Mammoth Hot Springs Area: Late August through end of October
  • Canyon Village Area: South Rim Drive, to start shortly after Labor Day
  • Canyon to Fishing Bridge Junction, mid July
  • Canyon to Norris Junction, late July.
  • South Entrance Road: Lewis Lake to South Entrance, mid to end of July.

Norris–Madison: Gibbon Canyon
April 16–Aug. 31, 2010
Open: 8 am–10 pm: Expect 30-minute delays, except holiday weekends Closed 10 pm–8 am, except holiday weekends.

East Entrance Road: Sylvan Pass
June 1 - November 8, 2010
Open: up to 30-minute delays are possible, except holidays Northeast Entrance Road (Lamar Bridge) Autumn 2010. Expect 30 minute delays, except holidays.

Beartooth Highway (US 212): Clay Butte Lookout Over Beartooth to Montana State
Line For construction updates on this highway only, call 888-285-4636 for information. Milepost 25–43.1 (state line): June 1 to July 31
Expect 30-minute delays, except holidays

Motorcyclists are advised to use EXTREME CAUTION on loose gravel in areas of construction.

 

If you are visiting the winter, remember that some park areas, entrances and roads are not accessible year-round! From early November through late April, all roads south through the park are closed to wheeled vehicles, including the road to Old Faithful Geyser. During the winter season only two roads are plowed:

  • between the North Entrance and Cooke City, MT
  • from Mammoth Hot Springs to the parking area at the Upper Terraces
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Date: 09/12 thru 09/17, area Yellowstone, Bechler area, recommemded, camp sites, looking at 9F1,9F2, 9U1, THUR 9U5. WHAT YA THINK, WALT
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What roads and the applicable time of day where the sun is most favorable for photos at tetons/Y-stone/bryce/mesa verde/arches/canyonlands?
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I do not know the roads, but sunrise and sunset is always the best times for colorful shots anywhere. Mid day the sun is brightest and colors will be lightest. The overlooks at Bryce face mostly east, so early morning and late afternoon is best. The Tetons are on the west side of Jackson Hole and the east side of Idaho, so sunrises again are going to be best  and sunsets.

But it can be cloudy any day so good pictures are mostly trail and error and given day of the day, A polarizer filter is good for making shots bluer and greener. You turn the filter to adjust the light. Experiment with one before going out to take your nat'l park shots.

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Does Hunter Peak campground have bear boxes?
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Yes, Hunter Peak Campground does have bear boxes.  For a list of the sites other amenities, click here!

Enjoy your stay, and be safe.

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Could you tell me what the weather and temperature is expected to be September 8 - 13 in Glacier Lake Park?
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The weather at Glacier National Park should be very nice in early September, but a bit chilly at night.  Highs are typically in the high 60's, and lows can be under 40 depending on where you are.  This link can help you plan for other times of the year as well.  (click here)

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Could you please tell me what the weather is expected to be like in Yellowstone Park this September 15th to October 1st ?
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Plan for any kind of weather.  The weather in Yellowstone is best described as unpredictable.  The website below has the averages for park weather (keep in mind that the elevation in Yellowstone ranges from 5300 to over 8000 feet).

http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/weather.htm

September is a wonderful time to visit Yellowstone, enjoy your visit.

Kristine

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As Kristine pointed out, it's hard to predict, but

At that time last year, most locations in the park had a few inches of snow. I'd plan for cold and snow, but have some lighter clothing with you as well, just in case it stays warm.

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