Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley is even more isolated and wild in winter, when road travel is limited to oversnow vehicles. If you’re visiting this part of the park in winter, be sure to bring binoculars, a camera, and a spotting scope to watch for wildlife such as coyotes, foxes, and bison in more open areas, and otters and trumpeter swans plying ice-free stretches of the north-flowing Yellowstone River. This view looks north from Grizzly Overlook toward Mt. Washburn. a popular day hiking destination in Yellowstone’s warmer months.


Hayden Valley Winter Photo by Hobie Hare 2020