The number of animals in this region is just phenomenal. Coming from the Midwest, I grew up watching deer and squirrels. That’s about it. But here in Buffalo Bill’s country, the different varieties of animals to view are just astounding! So I decided to put together my Top 11 list of places to watch for many of these amazing creatures.
1. Elk – the Sunlight Basin northwest of Cody is a popular place for herds of elk to gather. Drive north of Cody on Highway 120, go about 16 miles, then turn west onto the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway. The Sunlight Basin road will take you past some beautiful ranches and into the valley where the elk feed. It’s a gorgeous drive, and the opportunity to view these animals in their natural habitat is worth going the distance!
2. Bison – without a doubt, Yellowstone National Park is THE place to get your fill of these wild and wooly critters. They literally own the roads in Yellowstone – anyone who’s been there recently will be able to tell you that the bison traffic jams rival any big city traffic snarls… but there’s a heck of a lot less road rage here!
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