Jackson Hole and Northwest Wyoming Sights

National Elk Refuge

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

Wildlife abounds on this 25,000-acre refuge. From late November to March, more than 7,000 elk, many with enormous antler racks, winter here. Elk can be observed from various pull-outs along U.S. 191 or by slowly driving your car on the refuge's winding, unpaved roads. You can take a horse-drawn sleigh ride for the chance to see the elk up close. Among the other animals that make their home here are buffalo, bighorn sheep, and coyotes, as well as trumpeter swans and other waterfowl. In summer, the refuge is light on big game, but you can tour a historic homestead from June to September. From mid-December to early April, sleigh rides operated by Bar T 5 (www.bart5.com) depart every 15 minutes or so from the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center. Wear warm clothing, including hats, gloves, boots, long johns, and coats.

Sight Information

Address:

Refuge Rd., northeast of Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

Phone:

307-733–9212-for refuge; 307-734–9378-for visitor center; 307-733–0277-for sleigh rides

Sight Details:

  • Sleigh rides $20
  • Daily sunrise–sunset

Published 01/19/2016

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