There’s so much to do in Jackson Hole that sometimes you need to set aside some time to sit back and take in your surroundings. We don’t think there’s any better way to do that than to watch the sun setting over the mountains, painting the sky hues of orange, red, and pink. If you’re looking for places to watch the sunset in Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas, here are some of our favorites.
This mountain is located right in the middle of Grand Teton National Park—although compared to the surrounding mountains, it’s really more of a hill! You can drive up to the summit on a paved road and watch the sunset over the deep alpine Jackson Lake and the mountaintops of the Teton Range.
Teton Point Turnout
This popular sunset spot offers roadside views of the Snake River and Teton Range. If you don’t have a lot of time to make a whole excursion out of watching the sunset, Teton Point Turnout offers beautiful views without any climbing or hiking.
Schwabacher’s Landing is a flood plain access area on the eastern shore of the Snake River. While it’s best known as a spot for viewing wildlife, it also offers unobstructed views of the Teton Range. (Note that in the winter, the dirt road is inaccessible in the snow.)
Snow King Mountain
Snow King Mountain is just a hop and a skip away from Jackson’s Town Square, which means the sunset here includes views of downtown, as well as the National Elk Refuge, Flat Creek, the Tetons, and the Gros Ventres. Ride the lift to the top of the mountain to take it all in.
Love a good hike? Then we recommend Bridger Deck—or just “The Deck” for those in the know. (Of course, if you’re not up for the 3,000 foot hike, you can ride the Bridger Gondola instead.) Grab dinner and view the sunset over the valley and Sleeping Indian.
Snake River Overlook
We can make reservations for you to go on a Snake River float trip during your stay at Rustic Inn, and if you happen to be out that way in the late afternoon, we recommend heading to Snake River Overlook to watch the sunset. You may recognize this location from the famous 1942 image by Ansel Adams.
Dusk isn’t just the best time to see the sunset—it’s also when some of Jackson Hole’s most famous wildlife is most active! There’s no better place to spot moose than Moose-Wilson Road. Although the sunset views aren’t quite as spectacular here, the moose definitely make up for it.
Learn More About Outdoor Adventures in Jackson Hole
If you love the great outdoors, there’s no place better than Jackson Hole! Stay at Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa and you’ll have access to all the best that Jackson Hole has to offer, along with a luxury boutique hotel experience. To find out more about Rustic Inn, contact us today or book your reservations now.