Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park

4.7
#2 of 19 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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  • We enjoyed the drive down to Yellowstone Lake passing through this area. Lots of mud pots to see and we especially liked the Dragon Mouth Springs, chuffing away. This is a great little area that inclu...  more »
  • We came here nearly every evening to watch the wildlife, this was a popular spot for people with spotting scopes looking for Wolves. We saw Bison, Elk, Pronghorn, Pelicans, Black Bear but alas no Wolv...  more »
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  • What an incredible view and place to see wildlife. Had the honor to see the wolves here. Worth the visit.
  • Love this view during summer and perfect sunny day. One of my favorite place to take amazing pictures and view.

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