Lamar Valley - Yellowstone

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One of the best areas in Yellowstone National Park to view wildlife is the Lamar Valley.  Located in the northern part of the park, this vast and beautiful expanse of land will entice you to want to make several return trips.

Wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone in the Lamar Valley, and can be spotted roaming the countryside.  Look for various colors:  grey, black, white.  It is reported that there are about 100 wolves in Yellowstone, so keep your eyes open.

This is a great place to see bison.  Most people report seeing hundreds of bison, which never seems to get old.  Remember that these are wild animals, and Yellowstone is not a zoo.  Keep a safe distance from any of the animals.

Look for grizzly bears, pronghorn, elk, deer, and coyotes.  Don’t forget to look skyward to see eagles, ospreys, and many smaller birds.  Many have suggested that dawn and dusk are the best time for viewing.  Bring a chair and sit a spell if you have the time.

Although Technically in Wyoming, access to the Lamar Valley is easy both via the north entrance in Gardiner or the northeast entrance to the park, in Montana.  It is an easy day trip to go from your home base in Livingston, Emigrant, or Gardiner, see the valley with its wildlife and natural beauty, and then come back home to your favorite B&B.   Your Bed and Breakfast host will surely have some handy tips for you so that you can best enjoy your day in the park.

Yellowstone Suites Bed and Breakfast

Yellowstone Suites
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 16.4mi

Paradise Gateway B&B and Cabins

Paradise Gateway
Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 33.5mi

Johnstad's B&B and Log Cabin

Johnstad's B&B
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 36.8mi

West Yellowstone Bed and Breakfast

West Yellowstone
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 41.6mi

A Stone's Throw Bed & Breakfast

A Stone's Throw
Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 51.8mi

Two Bears Inn Bed & Breakfast

Red Lodge B&B
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 56.6mi

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