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National Elk Refuge

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Jackson, WY 83001
+1 307-733-9212
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A wildlife refuge located north of Jackson, WY that provides winter habitat for Jackson's elk herd. Seasonal hours of operation are listed on the web site for the Visitor Center, Historic Miller House, and Winter Sleigh Ride program.
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  • Average7%
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“visitor center” (77 reviews)
“miller house” (17 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jackson, WY 83001
+1 307-733-9212
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So it's one of those things where if all things align it could be a great trip. So we had 3 elk who were way up a hill along with a carcass. Then we were there in winter, but did not have snow which would...More

Thank TravelBound09
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had to get the tickets for this at the visitors center. The sleds were pulled by two horses and we sat in an open sled. We were provided blankets to keep us warm. The guide gave us an verbal tour of the elk and...More

Thank Achung70
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the wagon ride out into the herd. The driver gave us a great perspective on the whys and whats of the reserve-and its enduring value. Important in our current government environment

Thank dadirishcasey3
Reviewed 4 days ago

Get a rental car, drive into Jackson, make a left and drive as far as you can go and you will see the Elk Preserve. A must go to!!! Certainly go on a sunny day because big horn sheep gather in the road and LICK...More

Thank Alex D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our sleigh driver/guide was from Phoenix but you would never know because he was quite knowledgeable about the refuge and it’s history. Also was able to tell us quite a bit about the elk and their habits. Warm, heavy blankets are provided to help keep...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sleighs are fun, the guides can answer any question and much more. Well organized. Blankets. Dress warm. Bring your camera for these fantastic animals. Make a donation to keep this going.

Thank devilinthedetails
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day trip into the herds of elk. There was Very little snow, so we rode around in wagons. We rolled among the elk and watch them in their natural habitat. The guide was very knowledgeable. Interesting and well worth the time!

Thank Kristen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely knowledgeable guide Rich took our group out in a wagon (no sleigh due to limited snow cover) to amazing views of the elk and lots of photo opportunities. The ride was bumpy but we were safe, comfortable and bundled in wool blankets and pulled...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our Christmas Eve sleigh ride through the refuge. Our guide was very colorful and full of great information about the Elk and their migration habits. If you enjoy seeing wildlife up close without interfering with their private habitat, this is a good option.

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn about nature on this fabulous & fun wagon/sleigh ride! Your car is no where to appreciate nature.

Thank Traveller32123
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8 December 2017|
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Response from Gavin B | Reviewed this property |
Enough snow for this activity is 50/50 before December 25th. You could luck out with a good early winter there or not enough. The peaks will have snow to make it picture perfect but enough for a sleigh ride. Planning an... More
2 November 2017|
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Response from 810Jim | Reviewed this property |
It is a self-drive around the refuge. I don't remember seeing any horses. The art museum on the highway opposite the refuge is REALLY worth the entrance fee.
20 August 2017|
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Response from Carolyn M | Reviewed this property |
Go to the visitors center first. It's on the north side of town heading towards the airport. It's free and has a viewing deck and rangers to answer questions. The information there is fantastic....we learned so much. As... More