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Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park

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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  • We saw lots of Bison here and sure we would have seen more animals had we hung around for longer/ come earlier. 
    We saw lots of Bison here and sure we would have seen more animals had we hung around for longer/ come earlier.  more »
  • What a beautiful valley. So photographic. We were lucky to see Bison every day for 5 days in a row. One day we decided to park the Van and have lunch while watching the Bison. It was the best... 
    What a beautiful valley. So photographic. We were lucky to see Bison every day for 5 days in a row. One day we decided to park the Van and have lunch while watching the Bison. It was the best...  more »
  • We went August 2021 Be prepared to stop because the bison rule here. If they are stopped on the road, then you just have to wait. Luckily for us, they were on the other side of the road so we were.....  more
    We went August 2021 Be prepared to stop because the bison rule here. If they are stopped on the road, then you just have to wait. Luckily for us, they were on the other side of the road so we were.....  more »
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  • Amazing valley, we spotted a lot of bisons in the valley as well as pretty much on the road as well. The valley is very pleasant on the eye.
  • It’s a really good place to see wildlife and sunset and the Milky Way
  • Nice place with lots of Bisons. Valley is green and you can catch glimpse of rainbow on clear day.
  • Easily travel through with a car with lots of wildlife It’s like a small Safari.
  • Sunrise in Hayden Valley is magical, and this is why this bride and groom decided it was the perfect place to get married. I couldn't agree more! A Beautiful Soul - Wedding Officiant

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