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Hayden Valley

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Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We rose at 5 am so we could catch the wildlife. Took us about an hour to drive from Grant village, stopping to take some photos of the sunrise. We saw buffalo, mule deer and three elk swimming across the river. In the deep distance...More

Thank SB01
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent over one hour in a Bison jam c. 3PM, but we couldn't complain as the photo shots were great, Hundreds of bison crossing the road. We went back the next morning c. 7 AM and saw the herd again. Wolf spotters with spotting scopes...More

Thank joepaulsenngoro2
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the drive up this valley a few days in a row. The bison and elk are easily seen. The bears are more elusive - we saw one cross the road about 9am one morning, other people saw a bear 12md, we saw a...More

Thank Pava1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just a pleasant stretch of road where many bison are found along the road and down in the valley although this summer there were less of the bison and the valley appeared to flooded mostly. This 2 lane stretch of road does get quite crowded...More

Thank mooresy2
Reviewed 5 days ago

This and Lamar Valley is a great opportunity to see wildlife any time of day, of course early morning and in the evening are the best times as it is cooler out. This is also the chosen spot to see wolves on a regular basis....More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been to Yellowstone many times. Hayden Valley is definitely someplace we always try to arrange a few drives past. This time was colder than previous trips (the high was around 50-60 even at the end of June/early July this time). Anyway, this trip...More

Thank rmtyler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your scopes/binoculars!! You are almost certain to see wildlife here. Bison, Elk, Moose, Deer and even Wolves. We saw a pack of 6 hunting elves, the herd of which was in the river. Also, we saw a mountain lion, the ranger who was there...More

Thank AritraDG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tons of buffalo and elk here all the time we were there. It's back and forth between this one and Lamar valley who have more new life, we heard. Hit either one or both if you can.

Thank G L
Reviewed 1 week ago

You are almost certain to see bison here, quite often by the roadside. When we drove through there were a number of "regulars" with spotting scopes in one of the pullouts watching a pack of 8 wolves. They were happy to let us view through...More

Thank goblin54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We apeared to be one of the few families who didn't see a bear driving through this area. But we saw moose, deer, elk, wolves, etc.

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john b
28 July 2016|
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Response from MinotGirl | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine that the best viewing times are early morning and dusk when their prey is also active. Keep in mind that September, being later in the season, is possibly when bears are getting ready for hibernation... More
10 May 2016|
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Response from ShifraToronto | Reviewed this property |
It took me many months to plan my trip. The Moon guide to Yellowstone was also quite helpful. I saw most of the park--check out my other reviews and let me know if I missed any you would like me to post. If you found my... More