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Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Yellowstone National Park tourist route planner to add Hayden Valley and other attractions to your Yellowstone National Park vacation plans.
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  • The swans here stay near the main road so getting a good photo of them is very easy, just watch out for the many other animals. 
  • This is a fabulous valley to view wildlife North Of Mud Volcano & South of Canyons. While I love driving through & looking at the beauty around me, it's also a frustrating experience. There's a reason...  read more »
  • We were informed that wolves might be in the vicinity of Hayden Valley, and sure enough on our return from our scenic tour around the park, we saw cars parked on the side of the road and numerous peop...  read more »
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