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this is a great area to see the animals in their own setting. we witnessed a grizzly bear eat a bison carcass, so keep that in mind that it's not for the faint of heart as this is a true wildlife show.
many bison and...More
Everyone got very excited when we spotted the first buffalo. But when they blocked the road for more than 30 minutes and I had to use a restroom very badly it got old. Once I found a restroom we were able to check out the...More
During our planning we thought we would take the tour bus that leaves at 6:30 AM to see the Lamar valley. Glad we didn't! We opted to drive ourselves and leave at 6AM. With coffee in hand we left Canyon Lodge and made the trek...More
While in Yellowstone National Park, we took the route that headed thru Lamar Valley. It was worth the trip and should be on yours as well. We saw lots of Buffalo and Elk, and just enjoyed the drive and the natural beauty of this Valley....More
If you wish to see diverse wildlife, then come here, but come early. Dawn is best. We saw Grizzly mom and Cubs, Bison, Wolves, prong horn deer, and big horn sheep on the cliffs. We even witnessed a pack of wolves hunting Bison. The Bison...More
At times, one would think that bison are very dumb. They are not. When you're that big you can do whatever you wish. I've watched people feed them cookies, potato chips and whatever else they have. Then the bison want more. They open small cars...More
Gardiner, WY is much closer, near restaurants, and right at the Northern entrance of Hot Springs. There are plenty of hotels to stay at, especially in Winter. Just call the Gardiner, WY visitors' bureau. Once you get into... More
Gardiner, WY is much closer, near restaurants, and right at the Northern entrance of Hot Springs. There are plenty of hotels to stay at, especially in Winter. Just call the Gardiner, WY visitors' bureau. Once you get into YNP, DO make Old Faithful your top choice, since you will have gone through Lamar Valley on your way to Gardiner. Powell, WY is ridiculously too far! The drives around the "figure 8" which is YNP, is time consuming, so get as close as you can. After Old Faithful go to the Canyon, Lower Falls, and Upper Falls, and if any more time visit the Mammoth Hot Springs before you exit back into Gardiner. Gardiner also is almost on the Idaho border, so that also is the right choice for you. Good Luck, and spend your day the best you can!
Response from Famontherun | Reviewed this property |
Check on the park website...I think many stores, hotels and restaurants are closed; or close to it. Believe the weather is in the 50's during the day and get into the minus range at night. You are likely to get some snow, so... More
Check on the park website...I think many stores, hotels and restaurants are closed; or close to it. Believe the weather is in the 50's during the day and get into the minus range at night. You are likely to get some snow, so make sure your vehicle is prepared to drive in bad weather....we were there mid Sept lat year and had some light snow; no biggie though. On the plus side, crowds are low and prices go down. You will need lots of warm clothes and layers if you plan to spend a lot of time outside...
Sorry for the late response I just saw this. You’re gonna want to shoot for August and will be very cool at night but low 70s during the day. If you go in May or June they’re probably still be a lot of snow there.