Fire Continues to Keep Yellowstone's East Entrance Closed
For those planning a Yellowstone vacation in the immediate future, know that the East Entrance to the park, located about 53 miles west of Cody, Wyoming, currently is closed due to a forest fire burning in the area.
Park officials say the Columbine Fire, which was kindled by a lightning strike last Thursday, remains fairly dangerous. Latest reports estimate its size at 2,500 acres.
If you find yourself in Cody and wanting to reach Yellowstone, you can get there, but it will take a little longer. What you'll need to do is head north on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway and head through the Sunlight Basin to Yellowstone's Northeast Entrance at Cooke City, Montana.
While it will take you some extra time, this route is incredibly gorgeous.