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Hayden Valley

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Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great, beautiful Valley where you can see something different each time you go thru it. We have seen wolves here as well as bison. There were actually three wolves—a black, gray/brown one, and a white one. We only saw two of them...did...More

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great spot but nothing compared to Lamar valley! Beautiful scenery, saw some bison and elk. Beautiful drive.

Thank Katana107
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The great thing about the Hayden Valley is that you can see something different every time you drive through it. Beautiful views of the Yellowstone River; herds of Buffalo, Bears, Elk and lots of water fowl. Dozens of spots to take great photos. I really...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Highlight of our trip was going to Hayden Valley and seeing one of the wolf packs through a spotting scope supplied by our guide. Five in the pack and all started to howl. You could here them across the valley.

Thank jmarti2002
Reviewed 4 days ago

We literally had the most incredible wolf pack experience ever. We got to see a pack hunt. Who gets to see that?! Truly a life changing day for us. We went morning, noon and dusk watching for them to appear. Our best time and most...More

Thank AbeleTeam
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Bison - up close and personal! Just make sure you allow plenty time for your drive. The animals have the right-of-way and take their sweet time!

Thank MMarianne1352
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bison are plentiful here. You'll definitely see one. We saw herds of them. What we did not expect to see was antelope. Didn't know they have them here so that was definitely a nice surprise.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw elk, 17 wolves playing on the Yellowstone river bank, and more bison than you can imagine. Just beautiful and yes spectacular. Nothing like it in this country.

Thank Tayadog1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard that someone saw a bear and a wolf in Hayden Valley, but we saw tons of bison - even had a near-bison encounter.

Thank Judi H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent many evenings watching the valleys for bear and saw them plus many other wildlife. Elk, coyote, eagles - all came out in the evening. With patience and binoculars you can enjoy the myriad of wildlife making this area their home

Thank Gina A
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john b
27 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