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Hayden Valley

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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Peaceful beautiful valley with lots of wildlife

We spent time in both the Lamar and Hayden Valleys looking for wildlife in general and bison in particular. Hayden is more open and larger. We saw a lot a bison, and enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ajit M
Westborough, Massachusetts
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Westborough, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent time in both the Lamar and Hayden Valleys looking for wildlife in general and bison in particular. Hayden is more open and larger. We saw a lot a bison, and enjoyed a leisurely drive with occasional stops. Drive through Hayden, and stop in Lamar.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get out, explore - but, take your time. There is so much to see in do around Hayden Valley and so much wildlife but it takes patience. Also, please be respectful - follow the driving/parking rules in the park. This is truly amazing and beautiful country that should be enjoyed by all!

1 Thank stormitraveler
Laval, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were looking for a place where we would see animals and we were not disappointed. the park rangers told us about this area and said that this would be our best bet. we were not disappointed. we saw a herd of more than 100 bison. we saw mountain goats (i think). we saw prairie dogs. we saw elk (... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This has rivers, trees, mountains and wildlife, all at the same time. Take a drive past this valley and enjoy the beauty from your car. There is a good chance you will also see herds of animals. We were able to pull over and watch as a huge herd of Bison charged across the plains.

1 Thank jediknight101
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The best place I found to see wildlife while i was there in Aug. It was beautiful and wildlife was everywhere. Can't wait to go back!

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were extremely lucky on our second visit to Hayden valley as we were able to watch a pack of wolves (in distance) and a grizzly bear feeding on a elk carcass. It was once in a lifetime experience as we heard the wolves howling and watching the bear feed on the carcass for more than an hour. There was... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was the prettiest valley in the park. It looks like something you would see in a movie. When you drive around the bend and see the open valley it is breathtaking. We saw plenty of Bison here, but the scenery itself was the real draw for us.

1 Thank pedz55
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Herds of bison seem to cover this area. They happily travel across deep snow and could care less about snowmobiles in the area. The valley is covered in beautiful, clean, shimmering snow. We saw fox, too.

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Newport, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We, thankfully, were able to get through this area before the roads were shut down do to fairly heavy snow during our visit in Sept. It was a wonderful drive and beautiful snow, but we were not able to see all there is to see in Hayden Valley. Weather is unpredictable esp. during the shoulder seasons (Spring and Fall). We... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Get up early and come here to see animals as the sun rises. If you are only willing to get up once before the sun rises, go to Lamar, but this is also good. You can see wolves, but will need a scope.

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