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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sleigh ride” (289 reviews)
“visitor center” (80 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jackson, WY 83001
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+1 307-733-9212
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"sleigh ride"
in 289 reviews
"provide blankets"
in 21 reviews
"visitor center"
in 80 reviews
"miller house"
in 17 reviews
"big horn sheep"
in 71 reviews
"horse drawn"
in 25 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 21 reviews
"jackson hole"
in 106 reviews
"within feet"
in 17 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 15 reviews
"dirt road"
in 17 reviews
"bison"
in 64 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 31 reviews
"grand tetons"
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"thousands"
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"winter"
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"herd"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped by for a passport stamp and stayed an hour to look at the indoor exhibit, and enjoy the wetlands habitat outside. Great gift shop selection, really helpful staff re hikes and local trips. Worth a visit anytime of year.

Thank sjboyden
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Jackson Hole we found out about the National Elk Refuge. The entry was free and it was about 2 km from our hotel (Snow King), so we though we would check it out. We arrived in the late afternoon (apparently more animals around...More

Thank 194shanek
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just on the outskirts of town the refuge was low on elk when we visited due to timing but it’s an easy loop with the Mormon row to get some barn pics with the Tetons in the background.

Thank T G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove past several times and didn't see any elk. We were bummed about that, as we heard there are thousands of elk here

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tourist attraction would probably have been interesting if there had been any elk in the refuge this time of year.

Thank BigoBoca
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 7-year old son was able to earn a junior ranger badge and was so excited! We also got to learn a lot about the elk and their migration habits. There's also an outside observation deck and some bridges that bring you closer to nature...More

1  Thank cabel77
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to the Refuge on May 17th, 2018 and the elk had left the refuge several days/a week before. So it was a vast empty valley floor. We even got up at dawn one day to maybe see a Mom and calf who decided...More

Thank jsullivan823
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove the auto loop and saw big horn sheep, antelope, deer, elk and a pack of baby foxes. Very clean roads and turnouts.

Thank sweetatr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were not able to see any elk, but they had already migrated back up the mountains. Maybe next time.

Thank dln66
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This will be an untraditional review for the National Elk Refuge. We happened to visit a few weeks after the herd of elk had migrated on to the Grand Tetons, but trust me it was worth the trip. When we arrived in Jackson, we asked...More

1  Thank Heather S
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kathysean2004
17 April 2018|
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Response from olivier b | Reviewed this property |
go to the national elk refuge website and book
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01ritz
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
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regltg8
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.
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