Planning a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming? One of the most popular vacation destinations in the western United States, Jackson Hole offers many amazing scenic views. It’s a photographer’s dream with mountains, rivers, streams, forests, wildlife, and more. Be sure to check out the 10 best photo spots in Jackson Hole.
- Snake River Overlook. This is the perfect spot to get some photos without having to make a strenuous hike. If you want to be able to use equipment that is too heavy to hike with, this spot allows you to drive up and park. You can get some of the best shots of the Snake River with the Grand Teton Mountains in the background at this spot.
- Hidden Falls. To see the Hidden Falls you’ll need to be up for a 4 mile round trip hike. Along the way you’ll see Jenny Lake and then the falls that cascade down the rocky landscape. If hiking is not for you, there’s a boat option that will take you within a half mile of the falls.
- Inspiration Point. If you continue the hike from Hidden Falls you can reach Inspiration Point. Aptly named for its amazing photo opportunity, this spot overlooks Jenny Lake and the rest of the valley.
- Oxbow Bend. Photograph the famous Mt. Moran, part of the Grand Teton Mountain Range as it looms over and is reflected in the waters of the Jackson Lake. Be prepared for a crowd as this is one of the best photo spots in Jackson Hole.
- Rendevous Mountain. Teton Village is the starting point for this scenic view. Take a tram to the top of Rendevous Mountain and take photos of the entire valley in all directions. Make use of your panoramic lens to capture this 360 degree view.
- Mormon Row. If you’ve seen a variety of photographs of barns in front of snow-capped mountains, there’s a good chance it was taken at Mormon Row. The Moulton Barn is the most frequently photographed barn in America. Try your hand at this popular photo opportunity of the wild west.
- Taggart Lake. At the foot of the Tetons you’ll find one of the clearest, most reflective lakes in the world. Taggart Lake offers a pure mirror reflection of the Grand Tetons. A photograph could never do it justice, but you can certainly try.
- Snow King Mountain. If you’re up for a short but rather strenuous hike, venture to the top of Snow King Mountain. In 2 miles and a 1,500 foot climb, you’ll reach the top and have spectacular views of the Tetons, the Snake River, and the town of Jackson Hole.
- National Elk Refuge. If you don’t mind the cold, take a winter trip to the National Elk Refuge. A sleigh ride into the refuge allows you to get up close and personal with herds of elk for some great photo opps.
- Scenic Float Trip. Whitewater rafting is exciting, but if you want the opportunity to take photos, a scenic float trip may be more your style. Scenic float trips are slower over calmer waters, allowing you to take photos along the way. You’ll even make some stops where you can get out and take photos on solid ground.
Where to Stay in Jackson Hole
The Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside Resort and Spa is one of the best places to stay in the area. A great location central to sights and attractions, the Inn has plenty of luxury amenities as well. When you come back from your daily excursions, relax at the resort in a jacuzzi or have a spa treatment to soothe your tired muscles. You’ll even find plenty of photo opportunities on-site and within walking distance of the resort.
Now that you know how to find the best photo spots in Jackson Hole, call 1-800-323-9279 or book your stay now. We look forward to being your home away from home as you experience the natural beauty of Jackson Hole.