Wyoming has some of the most scenic views in the country. Thank goodness Wyoming is full of wondrous overlooks that will take your breath away. The overlooks provide a chance to stop and take in all the panoramic beauty of this awe-inspiring state. Here are 16 scenic overlooks in Wyoming that will leave you breathless.
1. Jackson Point Overlook
Jackson Point Overlook will give you a view of one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in North America. This overlook is in Grand Teton National Park on Signal Mountain. From there you can take in the view of the Teton Mountain Range and part of Jackson Lake. This overlook is along Teton Park Road just north of Signal Mountain Lodge.
2. Teton Point Overlook
At the Teton Point Overlook, you can enjoy scenic views of the Snake River with trees running along its bank. The view also consists of sagebrush terrain and of course, the beautiful Teton Mountains. Teton Point Overlook is on US-89 just north of Moose.
3. Snake River Overlook
Just a few miles up from the Teton Point Overlook is Snake River Overlook. You may recognize this view. This was the view that was made famous by Ansel Adams of Jackson Hole and Snake River as it winds along with the Teton Mountains in the background.
4. Inspiration Point Overlook
Inspiration Point will inspire you. You can see a small portion of Yellowstone Falls from this point and panoramic views up and down the canyon. North Rim Trail will lead you to this point or you can drive right to it.
5. Yellowstone Lake Butte Overlook
This overlook provides a stunning view of Yellowstone Lake and the caldera below. Drive 8 miles east of Fishing Bridge and turn left before the steep hill to reach this must-see overlook.
6. Porcelain Basin Overlook
Porcelain Basin Overlook provides a stunning view of Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. This overlook will put all of your senses to the test. You will see colors of the rainbow, hear steam hissing, and smell the pungent odors of the basin.
7. Dead Indian Summit Overlook
Dead Indian Summit Overlook is at the summit of Dead Indian Pass along Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. You can experience first-hand sweeping panoramic views of the valley.
8. Loaf Mountain Overlook
From Buffalo, Loaf Mountain Overlook is around 16 miles west on Hwy 16. This overlook affords you views of Loaf Mountain, Bighorn Peak and Darton Peak.
9. Snowy Range Overlook
This is the view from the Snowy Range Overlook. This overlook is located along HWY 130 between Laramie and Jackson. This is a spectacular view of the Snowy Range which is part of the Medicine Bow National Forest.
10. Willow Flats Overlook
Here is a panoramic view at Willow Flats Overlook of the impressive Grand Tetons. This overlook is near the Jackson Lake Lodge.
11. Jenny Lake Overlook
To get to the Jenny Lake Overlook in Grand Teton National Park, take the Jenny Lake Scenic Loop by following Teton Park Road north from South Jenny Lake Junction to North Jenny Lake Junction. Turn left and drive along the scenic 4-mile loop back to Teton Park Road. You will find Jenny Lake Overlook along the way. Here you will appreciate the stunning views of the lake with the mountainous backdrop.
12. Blacktail Ponds Overlook
To reach the Blacktail Ponds Overlook, travel north on HWY 89 to mile post 168. The overlook is part of Blacktail Butte which is a mountainous rock formation with a flat top. The views of the Grand Teton Mountains are magnificent from here.
13. Lookout Point
Lookout Point provides breathtaking views of the Lower Falls. This is a panoramic overlook on the north rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.
14. Oxbow Lake Overlook
The Oxbow Bend Overlook is along U.S. HWY 89/191/287 about 2 1/2 miles east of Jackson Lake Lodge. At this overlook, you will have views of the Tetons and Oxbow Bend along the Snake River.
15. Inspiration Point
Inspiration Point is a popular hiking destination in Grand Teton National Park. The trailhead is located at Cascade Canyon at West Boat Dock after crossing Jenny Lake. From Inspiration Point, you will have outstanding views of Jackson Hole, Jenny Lake and Gros Ventre Range.
16. Cathedral Group Overlook
The Cathedral Group Overlook is located on Jenny Lake Loop Road off of Teton Park Road near Jenny Lake. It provides a beautiful view of the Cathedral Group which are the mountains pictured above.
This is only a fraction of the overlooks in Wyoming. Can you think of others to add to the list?