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National Elk Refuge

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Address: Jackson, WY 83001
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+1 307-733-9212
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A wildlife refuge located north of Jackson, WY that provides winter habitat...

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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Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip
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Very fun and interesting they take you within several feet of huge bulls. This is the second time I have done this with a 10 year gap between trips and will do it again in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fun and interesting they take you within several feet of huge bulls. This is the second time I have done this with a 10 year gap between trips and will do it again in the future.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must see! Real nice trip and very pretty trip! If you can even do it winter! Dress warm and take a lot of pictures!

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend the sleigh ride while in Jackson Hole. We were able to move close to the herd yet did not disturb them. The guide was very knowledgeable about the elk, Jackson Hole, herd management etc. i was able to take amazing photos from the sleigh. The ride lasted about an hour, just the right amount of time. Each sleigh... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We truly enjoyed our trips to the Elk Refuge. We went twice - one day we took the sleigh ride into the refuge. Meet at the Jackson Visitor's Center. It was cold but so much fun to see the elk up close and ride in the sleigh! Our guide Nathan was very knowledgeable and enjoyable company. The second time we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A once in a life time experience. I never knew elk sound like seagulls . I loved watching them be fed from the sleigh . The guide was so nice. Lots of blankets to keep us warm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did the tour which ended up being a bit long only because it was so cold! Our guide was extremely knowledgable and took the time to answer all of our party's questions. The do provide blankets on the sleigh but dress warmly !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came in December and there were numerous elk all around. We did the sleigh ride and it was a nice way to see the area with lots of the elk feeding, running, resting. The guides were very informative. Not sure how this looks after winter, but we were told it's full of wildlife winter time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I have been to Jackson Hole several times, it is such a fantastic place. One of the experiences you must do if you visit Jackson hole is go t the visitor center and arrange to go to the elk refuge. It great to go on a sleigh pulled by beautiful horses through the snow observing the elk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful piece of land home to thousands of elk, big horned sheep, wolves, antelope, deer. We planned to book a tour at the visitors center, but it was -20 degrees and drove around instead since tours are an hour long. We'll return and try a tour another time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was snowing heavily which I think added to the experience. Our sleigh driver was extremely knowledable. Loved it would highly recommend

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