Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park
While driving through the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park, we strongly recommend that not only you have your camera ready, but you may also want to bring along some binoculars or spotting scope in case there is a grizzly or wolf hanging out a fair distance off the highway. This way you can still enjoy watching them even though they aren't up close. And whenever you see a bunch of cars pulled off the side of the road or in a pullout, STOP and find out what they're looking at! DON'T BE SHY!
Watching a herd of buffalo crossing the Yellowstone River in the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park is always a treat!
If you're wanting to see wildlife, then the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park is one of the best places to be. Take your time as you drive through the valley, and stop at the turnouts and look around. Not only is the scenery unbelievably gorgeous, but the chances of seeing some really unique animals is so good that it's worth the effort to take the time to find them!
LeHardy Rapids, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park
Even though technically the LeHardy Rapids are not in the Hayden Valley, they're just a few miles south of it along the Yellowstone River right off the main highway. So for all practical purposes, we'll mention them in this section.
Harlequin Ducks come to LeHardy Rapids in Yellowstone National Park for a few weeks during the spring of the year to mate.
Look for river otters fishing for cutthroat trout in the Yellowstone River throughout the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park.
Does it appear that this duck may be in trouble?
Mud Volcano Area
You'll definitely see American White Pelicans fishing in the Yellowstone River during your drive through Hayden Valley in Yellowstone Park.
It's a common sight to see buffalo crossing the Yellowstone River while you are driving through Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park.
A Classic Hayden Valley Buffalo Jam.