It doesn’t get any more picturesque than a beautiful lake with a backdrop of majestic mountains. That’s exactly what you will find at Colter Bay. The scenery here is absolutely picture-perfect.
Colter Bay is located in the northern section of Grand Teton National Park on the northeastern side of Jackson Lake.
The Colter Bay District is nestled between the town of Moose and Yellowstone National Park. It's 25 miles north of Moose and 20 miles south of Yellowstone National Park.
This area produces magical scenery like this one with the mirror image of the Tetons reflected in the pristine waters of Jackson Lake. If there are clouds in the sky, even the reflection of the clouds emanate from the lake.
You will probably spend most of your time looking up at the gorgeous scenery but don't forget to look down too. If the sun is hitting the shoreline just right, you might just spot some dazzling rocks along the beach.
Colter Bay consists of cozy campgrounds, charming log cabins, a visitor center to get your bearings straight, and a marina with breathtaking views. Some of the cabins in Colter Bay Village are original Jackson Hole homestead cabins that have been relocated here and refurbished.
If you are real lucky, nature may even share some of her residents with you. Pictured is one of those rare opportunities; a moose and her calf strolling along near Colter Bay Village.
You can get an insider's view of the area, just like the early explorers did, by traveling on horseback. You can go on a 1 or 2-hour horseback ride that will take you into the heart of the area where you can appreciate the lush forests, beautiful flowers and breathtaking vistas of the Jackson Hole area and edges of Yellowstone National Park.
Hiking along the shores of Jackson Lake or to Grand View Point above Emma Matilda and Two Ocean lakes will also give you a breathtaking perspective of views from within and views from a distance.
Even at the end of the day, the jaw dropping views still linger. The sunsets emanate some unearthly mystical hues that will be etched in your memory for years to come.
Have you ever visited the Colter Bay area? If so, what were your impressions? What other jaw dropping places in Wyoming would you add to the list?