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National Elk Refuge

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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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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Jackson, WY 83001
+1 307-733-9212
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Reviewed yesterday

You can only visit in the winter when the elk are here. They take You from the visitor center in a bus a few miles down the road. The wagon takes 18 people out among the elk. There were about 600 elk the day we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Patty W
Reviewed yesterday

Always our FAVORITE excursion in Jackson Hole!!! The staff of the Double H Bar, Inc are incredible, informative and very friendly. Sleighs are large with heavy blankets for warmth and are guided by gorgeous draft horses. Tons of photo opportunities and enjoyable time for the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TravelKatOne
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great way to see nature and enjoy its beauty. The guides know a lot about the wildlife around and we found it very interesting. We had brought our kids here several years ago and they loved it as well. It is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank davec960
Reviewed 3 days ago

Do not get me wrong...if you are not in to nature it is not an exciting trip but if you love to see wildlife and scenery you have many options. Buffalo, elk, moose...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JenniferS653
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great way to see lots of elk. In the winter & spring you might get lucky enough to see wolves. Take a wagon ride 8f you can.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank amykZ1461LM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their web site needs some work. I went today March 14 and their web site said nothing was available till tomorrow. It also shows departures every hour on the hour. Basically all you do is go to the visitor center which I did and get...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lmiles436
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this sleigh ride within the Elk Refuge. We were picked up in a van from the visitor center and transported to the Refuge. We then boarded an open air sleigh pulled by beautiful horses. It was a snowy morning however we dressed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gupjohnson
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like elk, this is not to be missed! We took the $25 hour long sleigh ride out to the herd, and the guide was very informative and being that close to thousands of elk was fabulous!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dab85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a day off skiing and decided to visit the Elk reserve. What a great decision! You can reserve your tickets but we just turned up. You sit in a horse drawn cart, with some nice warm blankets. Then you are taken through the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EssexTiredDad
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun way to see elk -- lots and lots of elk -- up close and personal, in a very safe manner. Tickets are $25 a person, but the sleigh only holds 12 or so passengers, so it's a small group. Bundle up,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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17 April 2018|
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Response from olivierb489 | Reviewed this property |
go to the national elk refuge website and book
8 December 2017|
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Response from theSchumi303 | 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
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.