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Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National 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. 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 best place I found to see wildlife while i was there in Aug. It was beautiful and wildlife was everywhere. Can't wait to go back!  more »
  • We were extremely lucky on our second visit to Hayden valley as we were able to watch a pack of wolves (in distance) and a grizzly bear feeding on a elk carcass. It was once in a lifetime experience a...  more »
  • This was the prettiest valley in the park. It looks like something you would see in a movie. When you drive around the bend and see the open valley it is breathtaking. We saw plenty of Bison here, but...  more »