Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park

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#1 of 215 in Outdoors in Wyoming
At Lamar Valley, mountain peaks gently rise from the distance and a small river flows at this picturesque spot inside Yellowstone National Park where wildlife abounds. Photographers bring their gear and wait for bears, wolves, elk, bison, and other wildlife to appear. You can fish along the river with a permit; anglers wrangle for cutthroat and rainbow trout here. To get the best out of this small gem in Yellowstone, take an organized wildlife excursion. By using our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning app , you can arrange your visit to Lamar Valley and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park.
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  • Magnificent country, we were lucky to see Bison, Bear, Wolves, Coyotes and Prong Horn Sheep. Don't rush, take your time an enjoy this special scenic place  more »
  • So many bison, and wonderful views. It's not a long drive to the Northeast gate of Yellowstone, and if heading out of the park you can continue along there to the Beartooth Highway (when it's open) or...  more »
  • It is an amazing driving through the valley. Although we were anticipating variety of wild animals but we spotted only pronghorn deers and bisons and lots of herds of bisons. You may see bisons at mul...  more »
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  • One of the best places in the Yellowstone national park to actually see a lot of wild life below are the most imp things to keep in mind to view wild life: 1. Best time - Go either really early in the morning or evening 2. Keep a good binocular handy 3. If you see a car stopped by the road side mostly likely they spotted something so stop and and check with them 4. Seek help to spot wild life from ppl who are sitting by roads with big spotters. They are tourists too and mostly likely they would love to show you what they saw. 5. Stay safe and within bounds
  • Worth the drive. Stunning location, much more scenic than Hayden Valley. Less traffic and more wildlife. To be able to see wolves aim to be up to this area before 8am, the earlier the better. Slough creek is the best spot to spot the wolves. We saw a variety of wildlife from bison to pronghorns, coyote.
  • This is the area where you will see more wild life. We were able to see black bears, bisons and elks on this road. I only wished people would respect the wild life more because I saw several people within 10 feet of a herd of bisons. 2 families actually got out of their car and walked to a mama black bear with her 2 cubs. I’m glad no one got mauled, but everyone should be aware we are in the wild life, not a circus
  • You can see everything from birth to death here. Great fishing. Gorgeous
  • Very cool place. You get to see buffalos and other animals. But there are lots of bugs. Stay in the cars!
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