Wyoming January 01, 2020
12 Iconic Photos That Every Wyomingite Has Taken At Least Once
Wyoming is the most beautiful state, hands down. Those of us who have lived here for a while know that, and love to show off the pictures we’ve taken of these breathtaking landmarks and scenes. If you’ve spent any time exploring the Cowboy State, chances are you’ve snapped these photos at least once.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Mormon Row, Grand Teton National Park
This might be the single most iconic Wyoming landmark. Every morning for most of the year, photographers wake up early and venture out to Mormon Row to take a photo of the Moulton Barn. Even if you aren't an early bird, chances are you've visited these historic homes and snapped a few photos of this scene.
2. Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Old Faithful is the centerpiece of the country's oldest National Park! Do you remember sitting around and waiting for it to blow? Of course you do, because you've got a picture of the geyser from your childhood trip to Yellowstone hiding in a shoebox under your bed.
3. The Afton Antler Arch
The Afton Antler Arch is the largest elk antler arch in the world. Forget the one on Jackson's Town Square - this is the arch that Wyomingites love. It's also one of the most photographed landmarks in the state!
4. Snake River Overlook, Grand Teton National Park
Ansel Adams made this view internationally famous, and amateur shutterbugs can't resist stopping to recreate it. The view of Grand Teton, Teewinot, and the other high peaks of the range is so impressive.
5. Dead Indian Pass, Chief Joseph Scenic Byway
The Chief Joseph Scenic Byway is one of the most traveled roads in the state. It's out of the way for many, but the views along the way are breathtaking, so it's a welcomed detour. From the top, you can see for miles. If you don't remember the view, just flip through a photo album from your last road trip and you'll feel like you're there.
6. The Snowy Range, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
It's hard to imagine how impressive the Snowy Range and Medicine Bow Mountains are if you haven't seen them yourself, because they appear to go on forever. Perhaps that's why so many people stop along the Snowy Range Scenic Byway and take a photo of these seemingly endless mountains.
7. Pilot Peak from the Beartooth Highway
The Beartooth Highway is another breathtaking Wyoming highway, and there are unbelievable views along the entire drive. Pilot Peak is the most recognized of the landmarks along the way.
8. Fossil Butte
Fossil Butte is a National Monument that many Wyomingites visit on school field trips. The fossils preserved here are so impressive that it's hard not to take a few pictures, so you remember them forever.
9. Independence Rock
Independence Rock is another fun field trip site! You can snap a great photo from the ground, or climb up high for a birds eye view of the historic Oregon Trail.
10. Mount Moran at Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park
Mount Moran might be the most recognized peak in Wyoming after the Grand Teton. The famous glaciers make this mountain easy to spot from miles away, and the Snake River in the foreground makes for a beautiful scene.
11. An Unexpected Moose
Bison jams, elk, and pronhorn are a way of life out here, but those unexpected moose encounters are always worth a quick snapshot. These guys are such clowns, while also being incredibly intimidating.
12. Devils Tower / Bears Den
This impressive monolith is one of Wyoming's most recognizable sights. It's such a unique feature that you can't help but take a picture to show off whenever someone asks "what's there to see in Wyoming?"
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