Hayden Valley
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seema60
Toronto, Canada910 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
We had a great drive along Hayden valley when driving from Lake Lodge cabins to Canyon lodge. We saw a herd of bison in the distance. It was a beautiful valley with yellow and green colours dominating.
Written 26 September 2023
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Ralph L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Incredible natural views. You will also see buffalo in the summer. It is worth the drive through the park if even for a half-hour stay to take in the scenery.
Written 14 September 2023
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mike s
5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Shaggy and Ken did a fabulous job educating us on all of the spots in Yellowstone . And now we know why wolves are so important to the ecosystem. Thanks for a great two days.

The Salems
Written 29 August 2023
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MyBucketListTrips
242 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Beautiful drive in YNP. We drove through the valley from the East entrance . Early in the day there isn’t much traffic. Lots of bison sightings!
Written 5 August 2023
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free2venture
Virginia456 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We arrived here at sunset from West Thumb (wonderful) in July. Both were top favs for us and our kids due to views and animals.

Bison and their babies were out, which was amazing! Also, just the expansive beauty of the valley alone with the sunset was beautiful. The two together made for an excellent experience.

Anyone reading up on wildlife will likely see that your chances improve at dusk and dawn. I wouldn't break your back trying to do this as the next day at high noon, there were easily 3x as many Bison in Hayden Valley as the evening before at sunset and dusk. Perhaps it is random for Bison and more particular for other wildlife.

Also, unlike the many articles I read, there were fortunately no people stopped in the middle of the road nor bison jams nor piles of endless cars. We did not have to experience this on Saturday night nor Sunday afternoon thankfully. That isn't to say it doesn't happen, but two days in a row, it did not happen to us. We only encountered 2 very polite bison on our way out of Hayden Valley that politely and promptly crossed the road, making us wait maybe 15 seconds.

All in all, for the added view, sunset if you can, but if you are most interested in bison, chances are you will see them almost anytime in that valley. We also saw one at Mud Volcanoes and elsewhere, but the majority were in Hayden.
Written 15 July 2023
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Global56061595017
6 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We arrived at Hayden Valley at sunrise and was not disappointed by the scenery and wildlife we saw.
Written 11 July 2023
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Eric F
Cape May, NJ491 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Good place for fishing. Sending views, vast, rustic, and calm. Lush, greenery, and Brooks with plenty of small trout.
Written 26 June 2023
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K B
Lafayette, CA443 contributions
May 2023
Recommended area for wildlife viewing. We saw bison, elk, and several bears over the course of several days. Part of the Loop Road around the Park.
Written 20 June 2023
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA4,906 contributions
Oct 2022
This is a great place to spot wildlife in Yellowstone National Park. It is a broad and beautiful valley and has many roadside turnouts offering spectacular views.
Written 20 January 2023
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Sarah G
Harrogate, UK1,491 contributions
Sep 2022
We saw lots of Bison here and sure we would have seen more animals had we hung around for longer/ come earlier.
Written 9 October 2022
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