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“Winter Wonderland”
Review of Lamar Valley

Lamar Valley
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Lamar Valley is one of my favorite places--the space, the animals, all made new by the coverlet of snow. During our time there my group saw antelope, bison, coyotes, deer, elk, and bighorn sheep. The wide open spaces, the sky. . .in the winter
season there are much fewer visitors. Enough people to avoid feeling lonely, but few enough to imagine one is alone.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Every year I travel to Yellowstone in March so that I can visit Lamar Valley post snow mobile season. Winter is still holding on, however the Park is quiet and landscapes and wildlife will take your breath away. I have seen buffalo, elk, big horn sheep, coyotes, deer, moose, and last year I was thrilled to see wolves. I have also seen and photographed eagles and a variety of birds including blue birds and great horned owls. Driving west to east you eventually will find yourself in Cooke City, where I take a break prior to returning to Lamar Valley backtracking to the north entrance, which is the only way to get into Yellowstone this time of year. One could easily spend two days exploring Lamar Valley, but early morning is the best.

2  Thank deeda c
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

The stories are true. Lots and lots of wildlife here. Beautiful views, untouched. We saw a fox, ton of Bison, Moose, coyotes, bald eagles, Elk, big horn sheep. We missed the wolves but saw several kills. Great in the winter withou the crowds but really want to come back and stay at Roosevelt lodge in the Fall.

Thank Doug G
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We have been going to Yellowstone now, going on 7 years this spring and if you love wildlife then Lamar Valley is a must see. Located in the Northeast corner of the park, Lamar is a haven for wildlife watching. Herds of Bison, Elk & Pronghorn Antelope can be seen as far as the eye can see at most any time of the day. Even expect some good ol Bison jams as they like to lounge around & walk on the highway. We have seen Wolves, Grizzly & Black Bear at near all times of day but sunrise & sunset are the best times to catch glimpses of these magnificent creatures. Past Lamar Valley, on the way to Cooke City, MT (located just outside the NE Entrance), is also a superb area for viewing Moose (better once again at sunrise & sunset). Other wildlife can be viewed throughout Lamar Valley such as Coyotes, Osprey, Bald Eagles, Badgers, Uinta Ground Squirrels, Red Fox and many other beautiful animals. If you love wildlife watching, Lamar Valley is a must if you're going to Yellowstone. Although wildlife is viewable most of the year, we prefer to go in May-June for the best viewing and all the babies.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

With our National Geographic trip leaders and snow coach guides leading the way providing their knowledge and park insight to give us attendees the best opportunity to see as many animals as possible in their natural winter habitat, we were not disappointed. We saw moose which our leader of 40 years park experience hadn't seen in 5 years, then wolves, pronghorn and bighorn sheep, coyotes, bull elk , bison herds, golden eagles, trumpeter swans, American dippers, wow.. All wintering at lower elevations of Lamar where there are grasses available sticking up through snow.

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