Trail Run Project Logo

gem icon Hayden Valley [Suggest Edits]

20 votes
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Description

Many visitors choose Yellowstone as a vacation destination due to the wilderness of the region. In addition to the rugged landscapes of the area, wild animals are often one of the highlights of a trip to the park. If you're looking to catch a glimpse of Yellowstone's renowned bison or elk herds or are hoping to safely see Grizzly bears, the Hayden Valley is one of the most popular destinations for wildlife enthusiasts.

Located between Fishing Bridge and Canyon Village, the wide open valley, which was once a lake, provides excellent habitat for roaming buffalo and for many of Yellowstone's full-time residents. The valley is home to the largest group of free roaming bison in the world, and it's rare that you'll be disappointed as you drive through. Though animals may look docile, remember that they're wild and often outweigh and can almost always outrun humans. NEVER approach wildlife.

Wildlife viewing is best at dawn and dusk when the animals themselves are most active. Bring binoculars to catch far-off residents, as they may include wolves, grizzly bears, or bald eagles. During busy parts of the day, be aware that many visitors make their way through the valley, and large herds of buffalo often cause traffic jams as they meander across the road.

On the Road: Adjacent to parking pull off

Gem Type: Family Attraction

Shared by:
Mikhaila Redovian

0 Comments

You & This Gem


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Share This Gem

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Nearby Gems

gem Favorite Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Artist's Point

(65) Canyon…, WY
gem Favorite At the brink of Lower Yellowstone Falls.

Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River

(43) Canyon…, WY
gem Favorite Winter at Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin

(31) Norris…, WY
gem Favorite Looking down Mt Washburn trail - Tetons, Hayden Valley, and Yellowstone Gorge in background

Mt. Washburn Fire Tower

(13) Canyon…, WY

Nearby Trails

0.4 mi 0.6 km Brink of Lower Falls Trail
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
36 
7.3 mi 11.7 km Mount Washburn
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate
7.3 mi 11.7 km Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
37 
0.3 mi 0.5 km Red Rock Point Trail
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
14 
0.1 mi 0.2 km Artist Point Overlook Trail
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Easy
0.1 mi 0.2 km Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
10 
2.4 mi 3.8 km Storm Point
Easy
Lake Village, WY
Easy
2.4 mi 3.8 km Lake Village, WY
Unknown
Update
19 
2.6 mi 4.2 km Grand Canyon South Rim
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
14 
9.5 mi 15.3 km Astringent Creek Trail
Easy
Lake Village, WY
Easy
9.5 mi 15.3 km Lake Village, WY
Unknown
Update
0.4 mi 0.6 km Uncle Tom's Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
0.4 mi 0.6 km Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
14 
5.1 mi 8.2 km Seven Mile Hole Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
5.1 mi 8.2 km Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
13.3 mi 21.4 km Seven Mile Hole-Washburn Hot Springs
Intermediate/Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
13.3 mi 21.4 km Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
Shared by Mikhaila Redovian on May 12, 2016. All Page Views: 1,173. Last Month: 20.