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Hayden Valley: Tours & Tickets

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We love driving through Hayden Valley - we've seen bison, elk, geese and bears in this area on previous trips. The wide open range is beautiful anytime of year. Keep your eyes open and don't hurry through - use binoculars to see the far ridges....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This valley, like Lamar was an excellent place as we drove through to see various wildlife such s bison, elk and pronghorn besides it was a beautiful drive

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Linda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hayden Valley is on the Grand Loop Road between Canyon and Lake. There are many pullouts to stop at and take in the scenery and wildlife. It is a beautiful valley that stretches about as far as the eye can see. We only saw large...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Depending when visiting whether you see any wildlife. Want to see Bison in August go to Lamar Valley. The Yellowstone winding through the valley is quite picturesque.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hayden Valley is a lovely 45 minute drive between Canyon Village and Lake Yellowstone. Our party spent 3 nights at Laky Yellowstone Hotel so this drive was one we took a few times over several days. Each day, based upon the time of day driven,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TexasCatBird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For gorgeous views and the opportunity to see bison, elk, mule deer, moose and if you're really lucky wolves, take a drive through Hayden Valley. This is also the drive between Lake Yellowstone and Canyon Village so any proper YNP itinerary will include some time...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ocbarnes24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw massive herds of bison in Hayden Valley, spread all over the valley, on both sides of the road and the river. We saw them eating, walking, talking, crossing roads and rivers, fighting, rolling, swimming etc. Amazing experience especially when a herd of around...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ClaireR1144
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is wide open space as compared to the enclosed forested areas. This is where the bison assemble in the winter.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank spencers1621
Reviewed 13 September 2019

Leaving Lake Village heading north , you will see several geyser/ hot springs and mud pots as you go into Hayden Valley, here you WILL encounter Bison. Be prepared for Bison roadblocks and use common sense and patience (I know , lacking in many ppl)...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank landusd
Reviewed 12 September 2019

Saw more bison here than Lamar. Beautiful area, especially in the early morning. Nice for photos with or without beasts.

Date of experience: August 2019
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19 June 2019|
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Response from Warmhiker | Reviewed this property |
Anytime really. There’s wildlife all day, but best times are dawn and dusk.
28 July 2016|
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Response from MinotGirl | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine that the best viewing times are early morning and dusk when their prey is also active. Keep in mind that September, being later in the season, is possibly when bears are getting ready for hibernation... More
10 May 2016|
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Response from ShifraToronto | Reviewed this property |
It took me many months to plan my trip. The Moon guide to Yellowstone was also quite helpful. I saw most of the park--check out my other reviews and let me know if I missed any you would like me to post. If you found my... More