Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park

4.9
#1 of 217 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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  • We stayed in Silvergate, MT, just outside of the Northeastern entrance to Yellowstone for 5 days, so we got to drive by Lamar Valley twice everyday and it did not get old! It was fascinating to see th...  more »
  • Did not get here until around 10am but still there were more bison than we could count. Herds, solo, and one decided to cross the bridge 3 cars ahead of us which provided an enjoyable 30 minute traffi...  more »
  • We enjoyed seeing these gorgeous wild animals in their environment which is protected. We could come very near them and safe in our car.  more »
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  • This is the place to go to see some great wildlife. From coyote running in the road, to moose, wolves, bears, big horn sheep ect. One of my favorite destinations in the park.
  • OK, if you've travelled a long way to get here, THIS is why. NOT Old Faithfull. This is NOT Disney, an experience you can pay the fee and auto call the experience . You are on nature time. And if you invest the time and effort you WILL be rewarded. So go at dawn or at dusk. Bring food, drink and binoculars. Turn off your cell phones. BTW if u c a large group of cars pulled over, pull over carefully and guaranteed they are watching something amazing. Lucky you :)
  • This valley is magical and like stepping back in time! The hills seemed alive to me! And we had lots of animals crossing the road so that was cool. Land of mysterious shadows...❤
  • If you're looking to get away from the crowds and see some amazing wildlife, you need to head to the Lamar Valley! We saw bison, coyotes, birds, and much more. Be careful driving, the bison often wander into the roads! We visited in June 2016, and the animals were stunning. There were plenty of wolf watchers and birdwatchers in the valley. The main roads are flat enough for a sedan-sized car. Some of the dirt roads require better traction.
  • 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.
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