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Lamar Valley

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"bison"
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"black beans"
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"pronghorn antelope"
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"wildlife viewing"
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"cooke city"
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"soda butte"
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"northeast entrance"
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"mountain goats"
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"crossing the road"
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"wolf pack"
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"buffalo roam"
in 28 reviews
"grizzly bear"
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"bring binoculars"
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"big horn sheep"
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"early in the morning"
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"wild animals"
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"beautiful drive"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The highlight of our Yellowstone trip! We spent a whole afternoon driving thru Lamar Valley and saw abundant wild life - Bears, wolves, bisons, bald eagles, and much more. My kids had a great time spotting wild life and most of the time, they were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Lamar Valley to see the wolves and when waiting I noticed bison get up and start walking to the road. I stood there the entire time watching the herd cross the road and keep on walking away. The wolf watchers who had...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was visiting with a group looking for wildlife, especially wolves. Beautiful snowy landscapes, lots of bison, and other wildlife, but no wolves on the day we were there. However we did see some not far away at Gardiner.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lamar Valley is the most beautiful area in Yellowstone region. It is lush green landscape where you can drive and enjoy the views. If you are lucky, you can see some really good wildlife. Bisons are just around everywhere, hard to spot a bear. Must...More

1  Thank Kanika A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lamar Valley is a spectacular area of the park known for its abundance of wildlife in the area. We witnessed herds of bison that came within 5 feet of our vehicle here and that made our daughter's day. They look not only larger that close...More

1  Thank Willof72
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Animals can come pretty close to the road - except for wolves... Bisons are impressive especially in the winter. No bears in the winter. Coyotes, big horns, pronghorns; some eagles; foxes are rare. Wolves can be ssen from very far away and only if previously...More

1  Thank Marion490
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Where would you go to watch wild wolves? It does not mean that you can't find them elsewhere in the Park, but there is the larger concentration of them. It does not mean that this is a promise, but with the help of the many...More

3  Thank Yves R
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

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

6  Thank Robert V
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

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

1  Thank Margot P
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

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

3  Thank nightingale1972
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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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FreckledTravler
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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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