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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Yellowstone Upper Loop Self-Guided Tour from West Yellowstone

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Amazing experience. Stunning views and lots of bison.

We arrived in the valley well before dawn on a cold September morning after a snow fall in the mountains. The light as the sun came up was nothing short of magical. As the mist... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ajit M
Westborough, Massachusetts
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Westborough, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived in the valley well before dawn on a cold September morning after a snow fall in the mountains. The light as the sun came up was nothing short of magical. As the mist rose rose from the valley, what we thought of as rocks and boulders starting moving. We surrounded by dozens of bison. This is another bucket... More 

1 Thank Ajit M
Snohomish, Washington
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best to go at sunrise, see all the animals coming into valley to eat. Sunrise and sunsets are truly breathtaking....a must see

1 Thank mudder257
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in the Spring at the rod to Lamar Valley was the only one open. On the road there were very few cars and all of the pull outs were open. This is the best time to go. We saw full rack Elk, BigHorn Sheep, fawn, many of baby Buffalo and 2 black bears via binoculars. Enjoy Springtime with... More 

2 Thank Shirleen S
Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see quite a distance in the valley. Normally you will encounter herds of Bison grazing in the native grasses of the park.

2 Thank bittychicken
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I know some people like the thermal features or the waterfalls, but I loved spending the whole day looking for wildlife in Lamar Valley. If you are nice to the people with scopes, the help you see wolves and grizzlies. We got up close and personal with buffalo, pronghorn, and elk. Go in the morning and at dusk before the... More 

2 Thank Sheena N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

side of Yellowstone National park was exquisite to behold the loop as well as the regular road for people leaving the area was filled with gorgeous lakes and forested mountains. This is an exquisite part of the country. One of the three top most beautiful parts of the United Sates along with the Northern california forests and coast and the... More 

2 Thank Tl D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Buffalo (Bison) herds were everywhere. It was utterly amazing to see the beauty of this valley and the surrounding areas. Although we didn't see a grizzly bear nor a wolf, we did see a black bear with her two cubs. The only thing I would change about our trip would have been to be in this valley at sun rise... More 

2 Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

good place to see wildlife it you are coming just for that...everyone talks about this area and they are correct

3 Thank tonyadamron
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We drove to Lamar Valley from Canyon Lodge and it was a hike--over an hour drive--in the evening but it was lovely. We saw lots of wildlife. We packed dinner and just stopped a convenient spot to eat out of our cars and take in the scenery. Several bison passed quite close to us and we saw some beavers. On... More 

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

If you want to see wolves, coyote, big horned sheep be sure to go with a wildlife guide equipped with scopes for long distance viewing.

3 Thank avstampa

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