Enter a wildlife paradise at Hayden Valley, an ancient lake bed and the world's largest stomping grounds of free-roaming bison. Take one of the two trails, observe, and be patient. Herds of buffalo, elks, coyotes, and the occasional grizzly bear frequent the area to graze, drink, and feed. The valley abounds with rivers, creeks, and ponds, but fishing is off-limits so just enjoy the views of the waterfowl, including ducks, geese, and pelicans. A number of roadside turn-offs offer sweeping views of the valley. Stick to the path when hiking, since off-trail exploration on foot is forbidden. Plan your Hayden Valley visit and explore what else you can see and do in Yellowstone National Park using our Yellowstone National Park vacation maker website.
Tours to Hayden Valley
$550 BOOK WITH VIATOR Yellowstone Lower Loop VIP Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch Yellowstone Lower Loop VIP Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch
Duration: 8 hours
$1,350 BOOK WITH VIATOR VIP Private Yellowstone Wildlife Safari with Guided Hikes and Lunch Included VIP Private Yellowstone Wildlife Safari with Guided Hikes and Lunch Included
Duration: 6 to 9 hours
Hayden Valley reviews
This is a great place to spot wildlife in Yellowstone National Park. It is a broad and beautiful valley and has many roadside turnouts offering spectacular views.
This is a great place to spot wildlife in Yellowstone National Park. It is a broad and beautiful valley and has many roadside turnouts offering spectacular views. more »
We saw lots of Bison here and sure we would have seen more animals had we hung around for longer/ come earlier.
We saw lots of Bison here and sure we would have seen more animals had we hung around for longer/ come earlier. more »
Amazing valley, we spotted a lot of bisons in the valley as well as pretty much on the road as well. The valley is very pleasant on the eye.
It’s a really good place to see wildlife and sunset and the Milky Way
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