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Many visitors choose Yellowstone as a vacation destination due to the wilderness of the region. In addition to the rugged landscapes of the area, wild animals are often one of the highlights of a trip to the park. If you're looking to catch a glimpse of Yellowstone's renowned bison or elk herds or are hoping to safely see Grizzly bears, the Hayden Valley is one of the most popular destinations for wildlife enthusiasts.

Located between Fishing Bridge and Canyon Village, the wide open valley, which was once a lake, provides excellent habitat for roaming buffalo and for many of Yellowstone's full-time residents. The valley is home to the largest group of free roaming bison in the world, and it's rare that you'll be disappointed as you drive through. Though animals may look docile, remember that they're wild and often outweigh and can almost always outrun humans. NEVER approach wildlife.

Wildlife viewing is best at dawn and dusk when the animals themselves are most active. Bring binoculars to catch far-off residents, as they may include wolves, grizzly bears, or bald eagles. During busy parts of the day, be aware that many visitors make their way through the valley, and large herds of buffalo often cause traffic jams as they meander across the road.

On the Road: Adjacent to parking pull off

Family Friendly: Nothing is as delightful as watching the enormous bison as they pass by, and family members of all ages will enjoy driving through the area.

Gem Type: Family Attraction

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Mikhaila Redovian

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Jun 14, 2021
Brian Severski
Jun 8, 2021
Jaime Branham
Pretty but less wildlife than Lamar
May 16, 2021
Danielle Michele
Pretty part of the drive.
Oct 16, 2020
Angie C
Oct 15, 2020
Seb The Fraustralian
Oct 14, 2020
Seb The Fraustralian
Bisons viewing
Sep 13, 2020
Alex Kensil
Saw some buffalo and mud volcano
Sep 12, 2020
Natalia Wyatt
Good scenic overlook.

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