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National Elk Refuge

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Jackson, WY 83001
+1 307-733-9212
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A wildlife refuge located north of Jackson, WY that provides winter habitat for Jackson's elk herd. Seasonal hours of operation are listed on the web site for the Visitor Center, Historic Miller House, and Winter Sleigh Ride program.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Jackson, WY 83001
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+1 307-733-9212
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"sleigh ride"
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"provide blankets"
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"visitor center"
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"miller house"
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"horse drawn wagon"
in 14 reviews
"big horn sheep"
in 69 reviews
"beautiful animals"
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"jackson hole"
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"within feet"
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"their natural habitat"
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"dirt road"
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"bison"
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"great pictures"
in 14 reviews
"bald eagles"
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"grand tetons"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This will be an untraditional review for the National Elk Refuge. We happened to visit a few weeks after the herd of elk had migrated on to the Grand Tetons, but trust me it was worth the trip. When we arrived in Jackson, we asked...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of area and late in the day we saw Big horn sheep, deer and pronghorns! Wonderful lazy drive to see beauty!

Thank Kim E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take binoculars if you're going. We stumbled upon this place in the evening and estimate that we saw around 400 elk in one field. The next morning we went back and there weren't as many, but still probably over 200 elk still in the field....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw over 2,000 elk just from our car as we drove by the Reserve. The Elk Herds from Yellowstone winter and calve here.

Thank SongofSongs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see wildlife get up early or go out at dusk. We saw the most elk, bison, moose and even a coyote on our dawn or dusk visits. Mormon row with the famous Moulton barn is on this route. Be sure to...More

Thank AshleeTC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the N Elk Refuge road, located in the back of town up by the foothills of the refuge. It was just before dusk, and there were several herds of elk feeding. as we drove down that road, it passes by the original Miller...More

Thank ttmayes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour exceeded my expectations. It is amazing to get so close to big herds of Elk. Great photo opportunities and knowledgeable guides make this a very good experience.

Thank CCJW
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Visitor Center in Jackson has an incredible sleigh ride on the National Elk Refuge. The horses are beautiful and the sleigh is cherry red and bright. The driver and guide is so very knowledgeable about the elk and area. We took the last sleigh...More

Thank Gale C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

more elk than you have seen in your lifetime. only drawback is that in april the seem to migrate to the center of the valley. if you dont have a powerful zoom on your camera it will be hard to see them. if you drive...More

Thank LOUIS A
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

There is no way to describe the bugling of the elks during their fall rut. It is truly the call of the wild. To experience this you must be there in September. Bring some binoculars. These are magnificent animals and for those of you that...More

Thank Marc D
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kathysean2004
17 April 2018|
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Response from olivier b | Reviewed this property |
go to the national elk refuge website and book
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01ritz
8 December 2017|
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Response from Gavin B | Reviewed this property |
Enough snow for this activity is 50/50 before December 25th. You could luck out with a good early winter there or not enough. The peaks will have snow to make it picture perfect but enough for a sleigh ride. Planning an... More
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regltg8
2 November 2017|
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Response from 810Jim | Reviewed this property |
It is a self-drive around the refuge. I don't remember seeing any horses. The art museum on the highway opposite the refuge is REALLY worth the entrance fee.
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