Travel Guide for Yellowstone National Park in April

April is a transition time at Yellowstone so it’s important to know what services and roads are open at this time. You’ll still find winter weather and temperatures.

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April is great for wildlife viewing in Lamar Valley. Bison are calving and bears emerge from thier dens. 

April is still cold and snowy.  Many roads are still closed most of the month.

In early April the only road open to cars is from the Gardiner Entrance to the NE Entrance near Cooke City.

North Entrance Road in April

The geysers and hot pools are stunning with steam rising in contrast to snow around them.

Yellowstone Geysers in April

You'll see bison calves along the northern end of the park. Male bears are also out and about.

Yellowstone Wildlife in April

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