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National Elk Refuge

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Address: Jackson, WY 83001
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+1 307-733-9212
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A wildlife refuge located north of Jackson, WY that provides winter habitat...

A wildlife refuge located north of Jackson, WY that provides winter habitat for Jackson's elk herd. Seasonal hours of operation are listed on the web site for the Visitor Center, Historic Miller House, and Winter Sleigh Ride program.

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A great wrong turn

We stumbled across this by accident, and what a great accident it was. Well worth a visit. A wide range of animals and not forced to be there. Do everyone a favour and remember... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled across this by accident, and what a great accident it was. Well worth a visit. A wide range of animals and not forced to be there. Do everyone a favour and remember there are other people in the park. Yes your 35 selfies are important to you..... but other people may want a close up look as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I went on a wildlife tour where we were able to be driven around in a van into more secluded areas of the refuge. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, and she pointed out numerous animals that none of us would have spotted otherwise. I would highly recommend booking an actual tour instead of just driving around the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful sleigh ride into the National Elk Refuge with 7,000 plus elk to see. Great knowledge from the guide and it was a wow factor. Just to be so close to some many large elk was amazing. If you are there in the winter go, you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A refugee in winter, full of elk you can see on the flats whilst on a sleigh. Great knowledge from the guides. Book via local visitor centre. Friendly people, great elk views, knowledgeable and a must visit. Rug up as ut can be bitter cold. 5 minutes drive from town centre where a bus rides you in another 5 minutes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The opportunity to view elk and other wildlife up close from the safety of a horse drawn sleigh was special. Sleigh driver was very knowledgeable about the area and the annual winter migration of elk and bison to the refuge. We were surprised by a bald eagle that landed in tree just as we were passing by in our sleigh.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is awesome to visit :):) if you are goin to Jackson wy go on the sleigh ride.... go to the elk refuge visitor center...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fun and interesting they take you within several feet of huge bulls. This is the second time I have done this with a 10 year gap between trips and will do it again in the future.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see! Real nice trip and very pretty trip! If you can even do it winter! Dress warm and take a lot of pictures!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend the sleigh ride while in Jackson Hole. We were able to move close to the herd yet did not disturb them. The guide was very knowledgeable about the elk, Jackson Hole, herd management etc. i was able to take amazing photos from the sleigh. The ride lasted about an hour, just the right amount of time. Each sleigh... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We truly enjoyed our trips to the Elk Refuge. We went twice - one day we took the sleigh ride into the refuge. Meet at the Jackson Visitor's Center. It was cold but so much fun to see the elk up close and ride in the sleigh! Our guide Nathan was very knowledgeable and enjoyable company. The second time we... More 

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