Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park

4.7
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Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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Enter a wildlife paradise at Hayden Valley, an ancient lake bed and the world's largest stomping grounds of free-roaming bison. Take one of the two trails, observe, and be patient. Herds of buffalo, elks, coyotes, and the occasional grizzly bear frequent the area to graze, drink, and feed. The valley abounds with rivers, creeks, and ponds, but fishing is off-limits so just enjoy the views of the waterfowl, including ducks, geese, and pelicans. A number of roadside turn-offs offer sweeping views of the valley. Stick to the path when hiking, since off-trail exploration on foot is forbidden. Plan your Hayden Valley visit and explore what else you can see and do in Yellowstone National Park using our Yellowstone National Park vacation maker website.
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  • If you want to see bison and mule deer, this is the place for you! We saw hundreds of bison, many right next to our car. Now if you just want to drive through to get from one place to another... 
    If you want to see bison and mule deer, this is the place for you! We saw hundreds of bison, many right next to our car. Now if you just want to drive through to get from one place to another...  more »
  • We saw bison right off the road. Also stopped at the sulfur pit pulloff which was interesting. Lots of pretty pulloffs along this area to stop and have a picnic. 
    We saw bison right off the road. Also stopped at the sulfur pit pulloff which was interesting. Lots of pretty pulloffs along this area to stop and have a picnic.  more »
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  • Best place to sight Bison 🦬, Elks, moose and ducks 🦆
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