Yellowstone National Park is closing the West Thumb Geyser Basin in the southern area of the park today (Wednesday) and Thursday for road improvements, according to a press release.

Motorists should expect up to 30-minute delays.

Drive slowly through construction zones and be alert to workers, heavy equipment, wildlife, and other hazards.

The closed areas include:

  • West Thumb Geyser Basin parking lot.
  • West Thumb Geyser Basin (including boardwalks and restrooms).
  • Duck Lake Trail.
  • Yellowstone Lake Overlook Trail.
Yellowstone National Park. West Thumb.
Yellowstone National Park. West Thumb.
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The closed areas are expected to reopen at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Stay informed about up-to-date road conditions in Yellowstone at its Park Roads website.

Call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information.

Receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting "82190" to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).

Learn more about the Biscuit Basin to Grant Village (including Old Faithful & West Thumb) road improvement project at Park Roads.

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