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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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The sleigh ride among the 5,000 - 7,000 elk was amazing! Our sleigh was pulled by two big grey Percheron horses. Our guide Justin was not only knowledgeable, but so... read more

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Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The sleigh ride among the 5,000 - 7,000 elk was amazing! Our sleigh was pulled by two big grey Percheron horses. Our guide Justin was not only knowledgeable, but so enthusiastic. It was easy to see that he loves this place! The white landscape and the falling snow made the elk even more elegant!

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Fayetteville, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All Nature-all. 1,000's of Elk- beautiful young bulls sparing and good explanation by David, the draft horse team driver. A Must-Do for a winter activity! Dec-march

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Horse drawn sleigh ride gets up close to the elk herd. Educational as well as fun and only 1 hour. Blankets provided, but dress warmly. Great addition to a ski trip!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was snowy and windy for the ride, but blankets are in the sleigh. Mike was our knowledgeable guide, and Jack and Jill did the heavy work of pulling the sled. As previously mentioned, don't waste a photo by taking it too soon, as you get really close and can get some stellar shots. Looking over the herd was like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We feel like we hit the jackpot in having Meredith as our sleigh guide, although I have a hunch that everyone leaves feeling like this was the experience of a lifetime and every guide is similarly passionate and knowledgeable. We got lucky in that the day we visited happened to be a sunny and unusually warm winter day, so many... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's mind blowing to see all of the elk on the refuge! A must do when in Jackson! Took the sleigh ride out through the herd and it was amazing to see them up close.

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice way to spend a couple of hours. Very inexpensive way to actually get out on the plains like a real frontiersman. Great wildlife photos and the guides are great.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If in Jackson, Wyoming in the winter, dress warm and take the sleigh ride through the elk reserve. Wind blows across the field making it cold but they take you up close to the herd which numbers in the thousands. An unbelievable site and experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great to see the elk up close via the sled experience. We had a wonderful and knowledgeable guide who explained a lot about the history of the refuge and the animals that are a part of it. A must do experience while in Jackson!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went on the sleigh ride with my two young boys. It was a beautiful day and a really great trip! Our guide was so knowledgeable about the area and animals. The trip was short enough that it kept my toddlers entertained. Great inexpensive experience that I highly recommend!

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