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Review of Hayden Valley

Hayden Valley
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US$265.00*
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Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Trail Hike
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This valley is a popular drive with tourists who all have the same thing in mind--to see the wildlife. We were not disappointed as we spotted bison and pronghorn on our trip through the valley. It is a vast area with lots of greenery and water running through it. As in other areas of the park, if you see a stopped car that usually means someone has spotted an animal.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

If wildlife is what you’re after, this is the area to head to. We encountered what seemed to be hundreds of bison roaming here and with the backdrop of the valley’s open range…it was a spectacular sight.
Along with herds of buffalo, we witnessed groups of elk in the distance as well. Further down the road we stopped as a black bear sow, with her 3 cubs playing in the trees, entertaining us for an hour.
It is a beautiful section of the park…very open and expansive with a mountainous backdrop and river running through it all. Something you would envision from a postcard, really.
If you’re in the area…definitely stop by Hayden Valley and enjoy the surroundings. Resist going too fast as you never know what you’ll miss.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We drove through Hayden Valley from Fishing Bridge to the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.
For us it was a very scenic part of the park, with rolling hills and the Yellowstone River below and there are plenty of places to stop along the way to take it all in, with majestic vistas of the river. It also has a number of geysers and hot springs.
Once out into the open plains we saw the herds of bison, but unfortunately in the distance, the previous day they had apparently blocked off the road. On our return later in the day a single bull was at the side of the road
It was here along the river that we were fortunate to sight a bear on the opposite bank out for his morning stroll it appeared as he was not stopping. At one of the lookout we also spotted a pair of Bald Eagles, not to mention the Beaver at Fishing Bridge, so plenty of wildlife.

1  Thank Karrst
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

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.

1  Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

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 pullouts for wildlife viewing and drove slowly while taking photos. Please use the pullouts. They're there for a reason.

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