Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, April 21, select roads in Yellowstone National Park will open for the season. Roads include:

•             Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris

•             Norris to Madison

•             Madison to Old Faithful

•             Madison to West Entrance

•             Norris to Canyon Village

You should know that there may be delays due to road construction. Construction will be between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris. Expect up to 30 minute delays.

Additional information and updated road status can be found on the park website at Plan Your Visit and Park Roads.

Each spring, Yellowstone National Park clears snow and ice from about 321 miles of road including the Beartooth Highway outside the park’s Northeast Entrance to prepare for the summer season.

One advantage this time of year is that crowds are smaller, and wildlife viewing is very good. Some of the opportunities special to this time of year include bison calves, bears, bull elk antlers in velvet, and the arrival of migratory birds.