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National Elk Refuge

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Address: Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone Number: 307 733 9212
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles...
This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles north of Jackson.
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Great place for a run

Great trail going thru the refuge for a long jog. No elk in late afternoon, but still so beautiful. Great place to go to clear your mind and leave your electronics behind.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Emerald Hills, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great trail going thru the refuge for a long jog. No elk in late afternoon, but still so beautiful. Great place to go to clear your mind and leave your electronics behind.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I was pretty bummed as this was supposed to be a highlight of our trip. Apparently according to the locals the snow hadn't driven them down out of the hills yet. Bet it would have been great had the elk been there.

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Wyoming, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

So happy we stopped here. They were so helpful on things to do while visiting Jackson hole and I bought a membership that saved me a ton while visiting all of the parks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Docents are excellent - nice museum. Good for families and children - a lot of hands-on pieces like elk's horns, etc.

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

No animals are there in the summer - but I hear they get 15,000 in the winter. We did see lots of elk outside the refuge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

something everyone should have on their bucket list! We have been several times and would go again and againn

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Hemet, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Be sure to check out the trumpeter swans in the pond in front. Drive around the backside for a spectacular view of the Tetons. You can visit the settler's house for free. I loved being out, down a dirt road, and nothing but beauty to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Come before May or the place is empty. Lots of prong horn visit daily. Bring your telephoto lens because they are far away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful! First day in Jackson Hole and went on a night time wildlife safari in the Tetons and at the Elk Refuge. We saw so many animals; all kinds of deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, and lots of different types of birds. It was great. The views are breath taking. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Scenic views & took some beautiful pictures. Went early evening. Unfortunately didn't see elk as this is their wintering area. If you're fussy about keeping your car clean, note the entire route is gravel & dusty, but well worth the drive through.

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Additional Information about National Elk Refuge

Address: Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone Number: 307 733 9212
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Jackson Hole  >  Jackson
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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