At Lamar Valley, mountain peaks gently rise from the distance and a small river flows at this picturesque spot inside Yellowstone National Park where wildlife abounds. Photographers bring their gear and wait for bears, wolves, elk, bison, and other wildlife to appear. You can fish along the river with a permit; anglers wrangle for cutthroat and rainbow trout here. To get the best out of this small gem in Yellowstone, take an organized wildlife excursion. By using our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning app , you can arrange your visit to Lamar Valley and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park.
Lamar Valley Tours
Self-Guided Driving Tour of Yellowstone Upper Loop BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $65
Duration: 12 hours
Lamar Valley Reviews
Magnificent country, we were lucky to see Bison, Bear, Wolves, Coyotes and Prong Horn Sheep. Don't rush, take your time an enjoy this special scenic place more »
So many bison, and wonderful views. It's not a long drive to the Northeast gate of Yellowstone, and if heading out of the park you can continue along there to the Beartooth Highway (when it's open) or... more »
One of the best places in the Yellowstone national park to actually see a lot of wild life below are the most imp things to keep in mind to view wild life: 1. Best time - Go either really early in the morning or evening 2. Keep a good binocular handy 3. If you see a car stopped by the road side mostly likely they spotted something so stop and and check with them 4. Seek help to spot wild life from ppl who are sitting by roads with big spotters. They are tourists too and mostly likely they would love to show you what they saw. 5. Stay safe and within bounds
Worth the drive. Stunning location, much more scenic than Hayden Valley. Less traffic and more wildlife. To be able to see wolves aim to be up to this area before 8am, the earlier the better. Slough creek is the best spot to spot the wolves. We saw a variety of wildlife from bison to pronghorns, coyote.
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