Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
NPS wants to extend Yellowstone snowmobile rules
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. • The National Park Service wants to extend the existing rules on snowmobile and snowcoach use in Yellowstone National Park for another winter.

The proposal announced Friday would continue the rules that have been in place for the past three winters. It would allow up to 318 commercially guided snowmobiles and up to 78 guided snowcoaches in the park each day.

The Park Service is also reopening the public comment period for 30 days on an environmental impact statement on the long-term plan for winter use in Yellowstone.

In June, the Park Service proposed increasing traffic to a maximum of 480 snowmobiles plus 60 snowcoaches per day.

The number of snowcoaches could double in the future if they meet noise and pollution standards under the long-term plan.

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.