This is a cautionary tale-
A few years ago I visited Yellowstone when it was too early for exploration. I should have known better. I wrote about the experience here:
But if you MUST visit YNP the below news article announces that the park has opened to bikes…But don’t expect to search beyond the road because the park will still have meters of snow on the ground where it hasn’t been scraped away.
From the Bozeman Daily Chronicle March 28th Edition
Some roads inside Yellowstone National Park opened to bicycles on Wednesday, but some remain closed because of weather and construction.
The park said in a press release that cyclists can ride from Mammoth Hot Springs to Willow Park and from the West Entrance to Roaring Mountain.
There will be no bike access to Old Faithful or Canyon until the roads open to cars on April 20.
The park reminds people that the weather is variable during the spring and that cyclists should plan accordingly. The park also said cyclists might encounter snowplows and wildlife.
Riders are urged to carry bear spray and plan for self-rescue or repair.
More information about biking in Yellowstone is available at