Lamar Valley4219 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-3073447381
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Safari, Valley, Nature, Bird Watching
Best place for spotting wolves, eagles, bears, elks, pronghorns and Bisons in their natural habitat. The Lamar Valley is a must visit while on your Yellowstone vacation. The best time to see these animals is at dawn or dusk, when they are most active. Join a guided tour to get the most out of your visit. And don’t forget to carry your camera!
Lamar Valley Travel Tips
- Keep safe distance from the animals. Don't provoke them.
- Guided tours may be charged extra.
How to Reach Lamar Valley
- The National Park has no bus or shuttle service. Travelling on your own vehicles or rented ones like RVs, Vans, Cars, Bicycles, Motorcycles and Mopeds is recommended.
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84.41% of people who visit Yellowstone National Park include Lamar Valley in their plan
05 AM - 06 AM
68.59% of people start their Lamar Valley visit around 05 AM - 06 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Lamar Valley
94.66% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lamar Valley
Lamar Valley Reviews & Ratings
Lamar Valley is a fascinating landscape quite different from the rest of the park. Drive through the many fields and witness the majesty of the mountain ranges in the far distance. This is also the prime location for animal watching during dusk and dawn. Our visit occurred during midday, and while we only encountered multiple herds of bison near and far, it was still well worth the visit and drive.
Although the whole Yellow Stone park was beautiful, the Lamar valley and Hayden valley were more special in the sense that we saw a lot of wildlife here, hundreds of Bisons and a few elks. We also saw 4 grizzly bears feeding on the carcass of a bison and a coyote lurking by. We went on the trail that went to the Lamar river. Gorgeous place. People we fishing. We went knee down in water although it was slightly cold. Spending the sunset in the valleys was amazing. What a beautiful place. I would love to go there again if I get a chance.
Pretty much guaranteed to see some wildlife. Mostly Buffalo but you never know. Usually easy to tell when something is close to the road because a dozen cars will be on the side of the road looking.
This was probably the most scenic drive I took in Yellowstone and certainly offered up the best viewing for wildlife on my trip. The vistas were just amazing and there was herd after herd of bison and elk. I would definitely suggest taking the extra drive out this way if it fits into your schedule. It was literally stop after stop just to grab every photo opp.
There is always an abundance of wild game to see. Grizzly and black bears. Pronghorn antelope, mule deer and elk. Also, there are mountain goats a d Bighorn sheep.