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Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park
(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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  • Bison everywhere, coming up close to the car - such a neat sight! We didn't see bears, but if you are lucky, you may. Absolutely worth the detour to this side of the park. 
  • 这里的野牛很多很多,肆无忌惮横穿马路,当然让我们也能离它们这样近距离。这里更惊喜的是,我们往远处山坡上看到了狼群,简直太赞了。 
  • Out of the main stream but worthwhile, the wildlife was incredible. Bison everywhere and if one looks hard enough they might sight a bear. We did. It was far off, but a very nice experience.