There’s far more elk than tourists in the Gardiner area.
Yellowstone National Park, which typically sees more than 3 million people, primarily in the summer months, is, “super dead” according to Francesca Monte, the owner of Outwest T’s & Apparel.
Her sales are down 97% from this time last year.
Her computer software sent her a daily notice until she turned off the notification.
“My store is usually packed,” she said of traffic on an early June day before the coronavirus outbreak brought the tourism economy to a screeching halt.