Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park

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#2 of 15 in Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park
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. Plan your Hayden Valley visit and explore what else you can see and do in Yellowstone National Park using our Yellowstone National Park vacation maker website .
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  • This lovely valley is verdant and green and a great place for spotting bison. Definitely worth the time to drive the stretch of Park Loop Road between Fishing Bridge and Canyon Village.  more »
  • We visited the beautiful Hayden Valley in August and saw many bisons. While the bison viewing was very special, traffic was also memorable but in a bad way. Many visitors didn't use the provided pullo...  more »
  • Hayden Valley then find himself stuck in traffic because of ... bison crossing the road, it is very strange but it's fun to see these peaceful Giants walk unmolested. For the truth should be kept at a safe distance, but the temptation to get as close as possible to capture their every move, it's too loud! And then lend themselves willingly to the many selfie!
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  • A lot of wildlife viewing opportunities in the valley in springtime. Fox's, Bears, Bison, wolves. Bring binoculars.
  • Very nice place. Get a good binocular.
  • Best place to see buffalo in the park - they are usually always here during late summmer
  • Loved it. Awsome meadows
  • Lots of bisons. many people waiting for grizzly bear. Unfortunately,we miss it.

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