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Lamar Valley

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because this is a rich area for wildlife view, the road is packed at dusk. We saw the grey wolves that had been introduced several years ago. If you're serious about spending some time viewing the wildlife, pack a dinner, perhaps a little backpacking stove...More

Thank WorldloverSantaFe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Yellowstone Forever sponsored Wolf Discovery trip in the winter. The northern roads in Yellowstone are kept open all year and we stayed at Mammoth Hot Springs and were taken by bus each day into and around the Lamar Valley to see...More

1  Thank lous652
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to yellowstone you have to spend time in the Lamar valley. It is on the only part of the road that is open during winter. Bison, elk, we saw otters playing in the river and moose in the willows a little further...More

Thank Scottts_travels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...complete with the bison herd and rugged landscape at the horizons. The animals are huge but mind their own business and completely ignore gaping tourists, thanks God! Wherever traffic slows along the road - it means there is a wild life sighting: elk, bison, moose.

Thank Vladimiramirela
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although Hayden Valley is more popular to spot wildlife (Bison), Lamar Valley can also provide exciting opportunities to watch wildlife.

Thank Jayant K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard not to see animals, also easily to find are humans with less intelligence than the animals they are watching. I think the park service need to put some serious thought into moving forward with high visitor numbes at least put a few more car...More

Thank chris l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit place for wildlife lovers. Saw bison in herds and crossing the road. Pronghirns. beavers. Mountain goats on the way near tower falls. Mule dear. Trumpeter swans.

Thank hilaryus2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lucked out on our trip through the valley as a herd of bison were crossing the road right by us. Huge animals. So much to sse.

Thank gerleg12
Reviewed 25 November 2017

It's impossible to name a favorite place in Yellowstone but this ranks high for seeing large herds of bison (commonly called buffalo). The first time you see a buffalo is unforgettable.

1  Thank SimbaTheExplorer
Reviewed 19 November 2017

If you want to see buffalos, this is the place to visit. Thousands of buffalos everywhere. Buffalo jams due to them crossing the road.

Thank AdventurousJanis
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14 September 2017|
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Response from Nemo2000 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response I just saw this. You’re gonna want to shoot for August and will be very cool at night but low 70s during the day. If you go in May or June they’re probably still be a lot of snow there.
26 July 2017|
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Response from Luannand Colin H | Reviewed this property |
Depends on time of year- park entrance by Gardiner is really crowded due to Mammoth Hot Springs right now. Some roads are closed during winter months as well. Also they were doing construction on the road between the west... More
21 July 2017|
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Response from Catherine H | Reviewed this property |
We saw gigantic herds of bison here during the week of June 25th (along the flat part of the valley.) We also saw badgers (on the Slough Creek Campground dirt road. We saw a black bear right next to the road just past the... More