Call of the Wild Itinerary
Viewing wildlife in Wyoming provides an exciting and diverse experience for visitors. Count how many of our more than 100 mammal species and 400 bird species you can spot.
1. Lovell - Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center
Beautiful scenery, an epic canyon and horses excite visitors near Lovell. Stop into the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center to find out where the area’s herd of wild horses is currently roaming.
2. Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park - Lamar and Hayden Valley, Antelope Flats Road
See bison grazing year-round in Lamar and Hayden valleys in Yellowstone National Park and in the spring, summer and fall along Antelope Flats Road in Grand Teton National Park.
3. Jackson - National Elk Refuge
The Jackson elk herd replenished other elk herds across the country. Observe the thousands of elk who spend winter at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson from North Highway 26/89 and Refuge Road. There are also animals like bison, bighorn sheep and moose.
4. Dubois - National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center
Red rocks and gentle snowfalls accompany you on a guided tour with the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center in Dubois. You will also get to see the world’s largest wintering herd of bighorn sheep.
5. Wyoming's Red Desert
Spot a migratory herd of pronghorn as they travel the 150-mile route from southwest Wyoming’s Red Desert to Grand Teton National Park in the spring and back in the fall.
6. Green River - Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge
Catch springtime sights like nesting bald eagles, flocks of mountain bluebirds and courting trumpeter swans at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge near Green River. You can also experience the thrill of fishing while surrounded by beautiful scenery.
7. Laramie - Hutton National Wildlife Refuge
Keep your eyes peeled for Swainson’s hawks, golden eagles and other raptors year-round at the Hutton National Wildlife Refuge near Laramie.
Find more wildlife-watching havens at TravelWyoming.com/things-to-do/wildlife-viewing.
Also, be sure to observe responsibly. For the safety and comfort of both animals and people, stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves and at least 25 yards away from all other animals. If an animal changes its behavior or seems nervous at your presence, it’s time to back away and leave the area.