Archive: March, 2012

Our Discounts and Specials

Here are the available Discounts and Special for the Yellowstone Basin Inn:

Winter Specials - Stay 3 nights from Now until April 30 and get the 4th night for free. Wow, what a deal!

Year Round Discounts - Stay 7 nights or more and receive a "Length of Stay" discount of 12.5% off your entire stay.

Early Summer Discount - Stay 4 nights from June 8th - June 24th and receive a 20% discount off your entire stay.  June is one of the best months to visit Yellowstone (the weather is great, everything is green, and the animals are out), do not miss out!!!!!

Park to Paradise Triathlon Special - Stay a minimum of 2 nights from May 10th - May 14th and receive a 15% discount off your entire stay.  Come support these triathlons and have a fun time.

Rodeo / Fathers Day 2 Night Special - Stay a minimum of 2 nights from June 14th - June 17th and receive a 20% discount off your entire stay. One of the highlights of the year for Gardiner - Don't miss it!

Discounts do not apply to extra people fees or rollaway fees.

Check out our SPECIALS PAGE to get more detailed information and the Promo Codes.

Bicyclists Allowed On Some Yellowstone Roads

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

March 23, 2012 12-017

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015


Bicyclists Allowed On Some Yellowstone Roads

Two sure signs of the onset of spring in Yellowstone National Park are
early sightings of bears emerging from their dens, and the appearance of a
handful of hardy and prepared bicyclists on a few sections of park

As park plow crews continue to clear roads for the start of automobile
travel next month, a portion of the park is open to bicyclists for this
short season. Now through April 19, the road between West Yellowstone,
Madison, Norris and Mammoth Hot Springs is open to travel by adventurous
and prepared bicyclists. There is no spring bicycle access to Old
Faithful or Canyon.

A bicycle trip into Yellowstone this time of year is not to be undertaken
lightly. The quickly changing weather can be blustery, snowy and brutally
cold. Snow and ice may cover sections of road. Bears, bison, elk, wolves,
and other wildlife could be encountered at any time. No services are along
these sections of road. Cyclists should expect to encounter -- and yield
to -- snowplows or other vehicles operated by park employees or
construction workers traveling in conjunction with park operations.

Bicyclists are required to ride single file and follow all other rules of
the road. They are strongly encouraged to carry bear spray, should be
prepared to turn around and backtrack when encountering wildlife on the
road, and must stay out of closed areas.

Riders need to be prepared to be out in severe winter conditions for an
extended period of time, in case they experience a mechanical breakdown,
injury or other emergency. Cell phone coverage throughout the park is
sparse, and rangers do not regularly patrol these routes at this time of
year, so riders must have a plan for self rescue or repair.

Snow removal efforts may also allow for a brief period of bike access into
the park sometime in May from the South Entrance to West Thumb and from the
East Entrance toward Sylvan Pass.

The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Mont., to Cooke City, Mont.,
at the park's Northeast Entrance is open all year to cyclists and
automobiles, weather permitting. Some interior park roads don’t open to
automobile travel until Memorial Day weekend.

Cyclists are urged to call 307-344-2107 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
weekdays for updated road access information, or call 307-344-2113 for
24-hour weather information before traveling to the area. Additional
planning information is also available online at

Updated Yellowstone National Park road information is available 24 hours a
day by calling 307-344-2117.

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