Yellowstone Spring Activities 

Visiting Yellowstone during the Spring means greater activity among wildlife and beautiful colors.  Use this Yellowstone National Park travel guide to plan activities in Spring: services available, weather, and things to do.



Yellowstone is a destination like no other. Springtime landscapes provide great opportunity to enjoy the new birth of park wildlife and vegetation.

Yellowstone Weather in Spring

Know the Yellowstone National Park weather for when you’ll visit in the spring. Temperatures can range from the 30s to the 60s Fahrenheit. The nights are still well below freezing near the teens or single digits.

Typically mid-March to mid-April all Yellowstone roads are closed to prepare them for vehicle travel, except for the road from Gardiner in the North to Cooke City.   Spring Yellowstone can often feel more like winter. It’s not until late spring that the park completely opens.

Spring Access to Yellowstone

Spring biking in Yellowstone is a popular activity to get around the park once roads are cleared and open. The park will determine that they are “open” for bike riders. Be mindful of wildlife and safety in nature.

Spring Biking in Yellowstone

Mid-April the West Entrance road opens so you can drive to Madison, Mammoth, Old Faithful, Norris and Canyon.  By mid-May all the rest of the park roads are open so you can enjoy all of the beautiful Yellowstone scenic drives.

Spring Scenic Drives in Yellowstone

In early Spring most of the Yellowstone hiking trails are still wet and muddy.  By May, the lower elevation hiking trails are usually cleared and ready for you to explore! Spring means bear activity and there may be areas closed for bear management. Be sure to carry bear spray and be alert!!

Spring Hiking in Yellowstone

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