Wyoming January 08, 2018
These 11 Towns In Wyoming Have The Most Breathtaking Scenery In The State
Let’s face it – Wyoming is pretty gorgeous from corner to corner. Even the plains can be stunning in their starkness, especially when the sun is setting or rising.
One of the hands-down best things about living in the Cowboy State is that you don’t have to go far to appreciate the spectacular scenery. Most of our towns were built smack-dab in the middle of some pretty exquisite surroundings. We think these 11 towns have the most breathtaking scenery in all of Wyoming.
Nestled in the Bighorn Mountains with the Cloud Peak Scenic Byway nearby, it's easy to see why ranchers and homesteaders wanted to settle here.
The breathtaking scenery played a big part in the founding of Cody, Wyoming. Buffalo Bill himself, along with a few other investors, built businesses here with the expectation that the awe-inspiring landscape and opportunity for countless outdoor sports would attract tourists along with other businesses and more settlers.
In some of the larger Wyoming towns, you do have to trek to the city limits to fully see the gorgeous wilderness that is Wyoming, but not in Alpine. Perched on the banks of the Palisades Reservoir with its back to the mouth of a magnificent canyon through which the Snake River flows, splendid views are everywhere you look.
With a proximity so close to the Tetons, Jackson would be fortunate to claim that breathtaking view alone. However, it's another one of those small towns where the remarkable scenery is clearly visible on all sides right from the center of town. In fact, the National Elk Refuge is just a few short blocks away from the town square, and it's spectacular.
Ideal conditions for agriculture and ranching may have convinced settlers to homestead in Powell, but the amazing surroundings including Heart Mountain and other remarkable sights had to be what drew them in.
The Shoshone National Forest and Sinks Canyon are close by, providing Lander with a wealth of beautiful vistas.
With the Wind River running nearby and gorgeous mountains all around, is it any wonder that Dubois is considered an outdoorsman's paradise?
It was the Black Hill Gold Rush that brought people to Sundance in the 1870s. Located up in the northeast corner of the state, this charming little town is about 27 miles from the Devil's Tower, but you don't have to go that far to see jaw-dropping scenery.
The railroad carries a lot of credit for the prosperity of Sheridan, but the vast prairies, glittering streams, and downright magnificent mountains all play a part in why people love this Wyoming town.
10. Ten Sleep
Tucked in at the base of the Big Horn Mountains, Ten Sleep is said to have been named by the Native Americans who stopped there to rest when traveling to and from Yellowstone, Fort Laramie, or the Indian Agency in Montana - all are "ten sleeps" away from Ten Sleep. The area is filled with fossils, Indian artifacts, and other archeological riches, but the landscape itself is Ten Sleep's true treasure.
Best known for being the site of a number of natural hot springs including the world's largest, it is the mineral-rich water that created Thermopolis's stunning landscape, forming striking travertine terraces that literally change from day to day.
Are you fortunate enough to live in one of these towns?
Which Wyoming towns do you think offer stunning views?