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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Unique Wildlife Experiance

A really interesting, one of a kind tour. You get up close with the elk, plus good chances of seeing eagles, coyotes, etc... The guides knew their stuff, were very respectful of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really interesting, one of a kind tour. You get up close with the elk, plus good chances of seeing eagles, coyotes, etc... The guides knew their stuff, were very respectful of the elk and gave a good tour. We bought the tickets in advance online and I don't think there is a reason to....It doesn't guarantee you a certain... More 

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San Francisco
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on the horse-drawn sled ride into the National Elk Refuge on our 1st day in Jackson. The guide leading the trip was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the refuge, the elk and the history of the area. We set off in bright sunshine and, by the time we were halfway round, we were in a blizzard, so be... More 

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Thank Wlshgal
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We chose to take the sleigh ride onto the refuge. You cant get much closer to the elk than this. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We also took the refuge road a couple of times, we saw alot of big horn sheep on the buttes.

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Thank Chris C
Saint Stephen, South Carolina
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the sleigh ride. Doc and Holliday did great, beautiful horses! The elk herd was very interesting. Nice tour guide and very nice visitors center and gift shop.

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Thank SCcamps
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great horse-driven sleigh ride through the Elk Refuge. You get up close and personal while the guide tells you all about the interesting history of elk in our country. It is about an hour tour and reasonably priced compared to the other expensive touring options in Jackson. There is nothing like being in the midst of hundreds... More 

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Thank Jamie R
Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Elk Refuge offers two options - one off the main road where you get in a horse-drawn sleigh and cruise the refuge and end up in the middle of an elk herd. The other is on the other side of the refuge where you simply drive along the refuge road and see whatever wildlife you might see. We ended... More 

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Thank Mary Beth J
American Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

$20 per person. We saw countless cow and bull elk. We also saw two bald eagles. The scenery was spectacular. Don't forget your camera.

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Thank BBV13
Allentown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on Sunday afternoon. We lucked into Meredith as our sleigh ride guide...I can't speak for the other guides...if they are 1/2 as good as Meredith they are great....Meredith was very informative and entertained everyone's questions....he has a great cowboy sense of humor too We got great close up pictures of Eagles, swans, Raven, waterfowl and elk...and the Tetons... More 

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Alviso, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a pretty fun tour. Once we arrived at the refuge we got on a sleigh pulled by two beautiful horses. It was very cold but we were provided blankets. The elk were magnificent! We got pretty close and took amazing photos. We also spotted a few bald eagles. Our guide we very knowledgable and gave us so much... More 

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Thank Nicole B
Clarksville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see while visiting Jackson Hole in the winter! You are up close and personal with the elk!

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