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Lamar Valley

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"soda butte"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our approach to YNP from the Northeast Entrance we spent over one hour more than it took to drive from the Park Entrance to Gardiner, Wy. Obviously we never left the presumed safety of our car (?)! Most of that time we spent admiring...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking at reviews, must be better in the snow. We visited in early October, saw bison but little else, were better valleys in the Park

Thank Margot P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove through Lamar Valley and photographed bison, elk, and coyotes. There was not as much snow as we have seen in the past, but it is still a special place

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's no better place in winter to see a variety of major mammals in North America. In one late January day, my wife and I drove in and saw: a wolf, a coyote feeding on a fallen bison, dozens of bison, several moose including 2...More

Thank Jon G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wolves, although distant, plus lots of other wildlife to take photos off. Would easily do this again if we had a chance to do so.

Thank TMRH
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the time and pack the warm clothes and go in winter. You can catcha snow coach and tour one of the most beautiful National Parks in North America. Be prepared for snow or sunshine as I experienced both. Lots of animals to see in...More

Thank Tina T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the premiere wildlife spotting area of Yellowstone, especially for wolves. There's tons of bison but we also a coyote and pronghorns. Regardless of how much wildlife you see, it's a gorgeous drive.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our WINTER YELLOWSTONE COUPLES ADVENTURE PLUS PACKAGE we had a Wakeup to Wildlife Tour ticket for Lamar Valley. It was a bright early morning adventure over fresh new snow. We saw bison, elk, wolves, coyote, moose and bighorn sheep. It was a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice drive to Cooke City (and Silver Gate) changing from open grasslands to forested foothills on the way. Bison and moose down low, and the chance for goats and bears up higher. Short hikes along the way include trout Lake and out and back...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lamar Valley is a beautiful expansive valley east of Tower Junction on NE Entrance Road. My husband and I drove out here around dusk on a Friday in August. Although we saw bison, we saw way more people than wildlife. Tourists were camping out with...More

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Jessica S
I am driving to Yellowstone from Mr. Rushmore area. I will most likely be arriving in Powell, WY at about 9pm. In the morning I need to get up and see as much as I can in one day, before heading to Pocatello. (I would like to stay another half day in the park, but the lodging expenses are just out of his world, and as I am driving from Florida, carrying a bunch of camping equipment is just not feasible.) So my question is, 1. Which entrance would you suggest going in? My top things to see are Lamar Valley, Tower Falls, Grand Canyon and a few geyers- doesn't have to be Old Faithful. 2. Is there a certain order I should do this in? 3. Are there any other budget friendly options for accomodations that are in the park or in West Yellowstone that you know of? Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions for a city slicker like myself :) *I am only staying in Powell, WY because that is where I could find available cheap lodging. I was also considering a Cody Airbnb...
5 February 2018|
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Response from Robert V | Reviewed this property |
Gardiner, WY is much closer, near restaurants, and right at the Northern entrance of Hot Springs. There are plenty of hotels to stay at, especially in Winter. Just call the Gardiner, WY visitors' bureau. Once you get into... More
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Response from Nicole C | Reviewed this property |
I went in July and it was really hot. When I checked the weather for September, it was pretty cold. I believe in October they start to get random snow by then. I would call one of the visitor centers and ask them. The... More
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freckledlemons
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Response from Nemo2000 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response I just saw this. You’re gonna want to shoot for August and will be very cool at night but low 70s during the day. If you go in May or June they’re probably still be a lot of snow there.
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