Though the Alum Fire continues to burn out of control in Yellowstone National Park, officials are confident visitors can travel past it on the Grand Loop Road and have reopened a stretch that was closed due to the fire.
However, the officials caution that the road between Canyon Village and Fishing Bridge through Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley could be closed again at any time.
Visitors are being asked to reduce their speed well below the posted speed limits through this section of road. Motorists also can expect reduced visibility due to low-level smoke across the road.
When temporary closures are effected on this section of road due to the fire, all travel between Canyon Junction and the Fishing Bridge, Lake Village and Bridge Bay area requires a long detour through the Old Faithful area.
All other roads in Yellowstone are open, as are all park entrances, lodging, stores, campgrounds and other visitor services.
Updated park road information is available 24 hours a day by calling 307-344-2117. You can also follow the park on Twitter @YellowstoneNPS and on Facebook.