State Historic Preservation Office
**Media Advisory** Hell Gap Dedication

National Register of Historic Places

North Entrance Road Historic District

Yellowstone National Park

Date Added to Register

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Smithsonian Number


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The North Entrance Road Historic District is a 5.23 mile road within Yellowstone National Park. The road extends from the park boundary at Gardiner, Montana to the park headquarters at Mammoth Hot Springs. The historic district includes the road and the Roosevelt Arch near the north boundary. The road was built in the 1880s. By 1903 the Roosevelt Arch had been completed. The North Entrance Road Historic District is significant as an integral part of the planned road system in Yellowstone National Park. It is also associated with the Army Corps of Engineers role in the development of the Park. It is also a significant example of the ''blending with nature'' design philosophy first espoused by the Army Corps of Engineers and later expounded upon by the landscape architects of the National Park Service. The road alignment, its historic culverts, headwalls, and other design features continue to impart this important ''park road'' feeling to the visitor.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources