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Lamar Valley

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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed yesterday

This valley is very pretty but also very open. We came here twice during our most recent trip and were able to see pronghorn (they blend in VERY well though so bring binoculars and a good eye) and buffalo. There were many people out with...More

Thank rmtyler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While we didn't see much wildlife, the scenery is stunning! Amazing landscapes, streams and I've capped mountains!

Thank Hungrymama73
Reviewed 2 days ago

We learned from the rangers that Lamar Valley is the best place to go and view the wildlife in the park. We saw elk, bison (there is a bison preserve in the area, mountain goats and black bear.

Thank Trish P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We saw the greatest number of bison here and some pronghorn antelope. Hiked to Trout Lake in late evening which was somewhat steep incline to start but then a level path around this small pretty lake. We saw no trout, or any fish, for that...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A stunning drive! Drove it about 3 times while in the park. Saw Bison, coyote, and prong horn. A great way to come into Yellowstone.

Thank Allison T
Reviewed 5 days ago

As soon as we saw the sign for Lamar Valley at 6:15am we immediately started seeing TONS of bison (even a big stampede across the road), pronghorn, deer, etc. Unfortunately we didn't see any bear or wolves during our visit but the views are beautiful!...More

1  Thank ricefamily5
Reviewed 5 days ago

You HAVE to plan your trip so you can be here around dawn or in the evening near dusk, because some animals are out at that time. The rest of the day, it's bison galore, hawks, eagles, pelicans, some pronghorn. Elk stay close to the...More

1  Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful scenic drive- came upon several herds of Buffalo. Amazing to see! We never saw the wolves but we got a late start that morning so we didn't expect to see them. We also saw a black bear. As you drive there are single bison...More

1  Thank Luannand Colin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bison, elk, pelicans, and WOLVES. Seriously, wolves. Go about an hour before sunset and look for the large crowds with binoculars and scopes looking towards the tree line. Even if you don't see or hear the wolves, the views are amazing. Park off the road...More

1  Thank Amy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very early rise at Canyon lodge to get to Lamar Valley at Dawn---traveled through Dunraven Pass--met a mama elk and her little one standing in the middle of the road--next was a mama black bear and two cubs in a field near the tree line,...More

1  Thank Greg D
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July 17, 2017|
Response from 2Vegans2wheels | Reviewed this property |
At that time of day you will have an easy time parking in any of the roadside pull-outs. It's fairly flat/open so I'm not sure about the best spot for a sunrise. However, that is also the best time to get a chance....still... More
June 24, 2017|
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Response from NewYorkWendy | Reviewed this property |
Tower Roosevelt lodge isn't far and has a casual restaurant that's not bad.