National Elk Refuge

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  • Address: 675 E Broadway Ave, Jackson, WY 83001, USA, Jackson Hole, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-3077339212
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Family And Kids

National Elk Refuge - Review

Incepted in 1912 with an aim to provide a natural reserve to the significant Elk herd of Jackson Hole along with many other endangered species around, the refuge today has become one of the rare places in the world to witness these beautiful animals in their own habitat. Apart from elk, there are various birds, fishes, bisons, deer and other animals being preserved and managed in this refuge daily. For travellers planning to visit, must go there in winters as that is the only time when the sanctuary comes alive with wildlife specially elks flocking the place. The elk refuge has been spread over an area of 24,700 acres and provides a fresh breath of air for tourists who wish to delve into nature’s beauty for a while and enjoy its quiet and placid magic.

National Elk Refuge Information

  • Tickets for sleigh rides can be collected from Jackson Hole and Yellowstone Visitor Center.
  • Dawn and Dusk are best time for spotting an Elk.

National Elk Refuge Ticket Prices

  • Prices for activities such as sleigh rides may differ. Contact the respective authorities for more info. 

National Elk Refuge Opening and Closing Hours

Administrative office:

  • Monday to Friday : 8 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center:

  • From October 1- 9 AM to 5 PM daily.

How To reach National Elk Refuge by Public Transport

  • By Taxi
  • By Car

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TripHobo Highlights for National Elk Refuge

  • National Elk Refuge Address: 675 E Broadway Ave, Jackson, WY 83001, USA, Jackson Hole, United States
  • National Elk Refuge Contact Number: +1-3077339212
  • National Elk Refuge Timing: 24-hrs
  • National Elk Refuge Price: Free
  • Best time to visit National Elk Refuge(preferred time): 07:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Elk Refuge: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Elk Refuge

  • 95% of people who visit Jackson Hole include National Elk Refuge in their plan

  • 27.16% of people start their National Elk Refuge visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see National Elk Refuge

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

93.56% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Elk Refuge

People normally club together Spur Restaurant & Bar and Signal Mountain Summit Road while planning their visit to National Elk Refuge.

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National Elk Refuge , Jackson Hole Reviews

  • Great opportunity for wildlife viewing. If you don't have a spotting scope, you can usually find a nice group who will let you take a peek through theirs. It's very much WILD... We got to observe a cougar feasting on an elk she had taken down. There's warnings about the sheep coming down to lick the salt off the cars in winter, but they all stayed on the ridge while we were there.

  • Awesome place with great views of the Tetons. Didn't actually see any elk, but it is a nice drive. I would recommend it!

  • A place of majestic beauty both in the landscape and the wildlife present! We saw lots of bison, elk, mountain bluebirds and pronghorn during our travels through the refuge in the shadow of the Tetons. Tremendous!

  • It may have been windy and cold but it was sure a lot of fun riding on a horse-drawn wagon to see the elk

  • Great place for a nice long walk. In winter great for animal watching.

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