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Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park

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Wildlife Area
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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  • Get out, explore - but, take your time. There is so much to see in do around Hayden Valley and so much wildlife but it takes patience. Also, please be respectful - follow the driving/parking rules in ...  more »
  • we were looking for a place where we would see animals and we were not disappointed. the park rangers told us about this area and said that this would be our best bet. we were not disappointed. we saw...  more »
  • This has rivers, trees, mountains and wildlife, all at the same time. Take a drive past this valley and enjoy the beauty from your car. There is a good chance you will also see herds of animals. We we...  more »