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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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  • A lot of beautiful things seen. Apart from the beautiful surroundings with views also coyotes, bison and elk.
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  • Went here multiple times during our trip to Yellowstone and it was continuously my favorite spot. There is a parking spot in the northern portion of the valley that is high on a cliff that overlooks t...  more »
  • The Hayden Valley info sign says, "Bison are born in Hayden Valley. They live and die here." The views from the road are panoramic. There are bison out there. And, at spots, very close to, or on, the ...  more »