National parks announce nonmotorized access for spring


MISSOULA, Mont. - National parks are announcing road openings for cyclists, pedestrians and skiers.

Yellowstone National Park is opening 49 miles of park roads from West Yellowstone to Mammoth Hot Springs to bicyclists. However, park rangers warn the elements are still unpredictable and cyclists need to watch out for heavy equipment working on the roads.

In Glacier National Park, rangers say this is a great time of year for snow-shoers and cross-country skiers to enjoy parts of Going-to-the-Sun Road that are still closed to motor vehicles and have a gentler slopes.

Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming is announcing that its main road has been plowed clear of snow and is opening up for nonmotorized recreational use. Teton Park Road will be open to pedestrians and bikers through May 1, but rangers say some parts could still be icy.