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This was my fourth trip to Jackson Hole and on this visit in January 2020 we got to see more wildlife than all of the previous trips combined. We got to see thousands of elk, lots of big horn sheep, and mule deer, also off the refuge we saw lots of moose and even wolves.
This was my third trip to Jackson Hole, but the first time I had ever gone on the sleigh ride to see the elk herd - was a wonderful adventure.
Felt like a kid looking at the elk there. Also saw some Big Horn Sheep there. A good tip is to bring some binoculars so you can see animals better if they are far away. FREE!!
Very easy to catch the bus (short ride) from the Visitors' Center in Jackson out to the Elk Refuge, and convenient as there are tours every 20 minutes or so. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and the tour itself so interesting - not only the history behind the need for the…
My family loved the sleigh ride at the elk preserve! It was absolutely amazing! It runs about every 30 minutes, so make sure to fit it in your schedule.