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Lamar Valley

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don't just drive through in a hurry. Stop and listen and wait. You will see so much more than from the car. Lots more than just the Bison that are in every direction,.

Thank peacefuldb B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We drove in from Cooke City and entering this wide valley was beautiful. Plenty of pull over spots to enjoy wildlife.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed yesterday

When in Yellowstone there is a good chance of seeing bison. In the Lamar Valley we saw quite a few of these majestic creatures.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank rettup
Reviewed 2 days ago

While driving in this valley, we were able to see several bison. One of them was even right along the side of the road!

Thank 834sandrad
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Ronald P
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank mark s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank jkontop
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Jessica S
I am driving to Yellowstone from Mr. Rushmore area. I will most likely be arriving in Powell, WY at about 9pm. In the morning I need to get up and see as much as I can in one day, before heading to Pocatello. (I would like to stay another half day in the park, but the lodging expenses are just out of his world, and as I am driving from Florida, carrying a bunch of camping equipment is just not feasible.) So my question is, 1. Which entrance would you suggest going in? My top things to see are Lamar Valley, Tower Falls, Grand Canyon and a few geyers- doesn't have to be Old Faithful. 2. Is there a certain order I should do this in? 3. Are there any other budget friendly options for accomodations that are in the park or in West Yellowstone that you know of? Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions for a city slicker like myself :) *I am only staying in Powell, WY because that is where I could find available cheap lodging. I was also considering a Cody Airbnb...
February 4, 2018|
Response from Robert V | Reviewed this property |
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
January 26, 2018|
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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
September 14, 2017|
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Response from Nemo2000 | Reviewed this property |
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.