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Best places to take photos in Yellowstone Teton Territory

Posted On
Apr 28, 2016
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Yellowstone Teton Territory features some of the most picturesque landscapes in the world, and amateurs and professionals alike are able to take some amazing photographs.

For those hoping to take a great photo or just hoping to get a great view of the area, here some of the best places in Yellowstone Teton Territory for photographers.


Yellowstone Teton Territory is home to many of the best waterfalls in the United States, and the most well-known waterfalls in the area are the Upper and Lower Mesa Falls, which are located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.

Another great feature of these two falls is how easily the can be accessed. The trails leading to the two falls are both short and flat, which makes them great for fun family adventures.

Other waterfalls in the area that are great for photographers include:

  • Falls Creek Falls in Swan Valley
  • Sheep Falls in Fremont County
  • Palisades
  • The Falls in Idaho Falls


In addition to the abundant naturally scenery, Yellowstone Teton Territory features several photogenic buildings and structures.

In Idaho Falls, photographers love to take photos at various locations, including:

  • The Idaho Falls water tower
  • The Falls with the Idaho Falls LDS temple in the background
  • The historic buildings in downtown
  • The Historic Shelton Wedding & Reception Center


With Yellowstone in our name, it is inevitable that we would talk about wildlife photography. Photographers flock to the area to try to capture amazing photos of animals in their natural habitats.

Some of the best places to capture photos in and around Yellowstone Teton Territory include:

  • To see grizzly bears and wolves, visit the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park
  • To see otters and trout, visit Trout Lake in Yellowstone National Park
  • To see bison, visit Yellowstone National Park
  • To see eagles, visit the Madison River area in Yellowstone National Park

If spending several hours in Yellowstone National Park is not an option, Yellowstone Bear World. Located in Rexburg, Bear World is a drive-through animal park that is home to grizzly bears, bison, elk and other animals in a natural environment.

Bear World provides visitors an up-close-and-personal experience with wild animals, and the photos you take will be a great reminder of your experience.

Yellowstone Teton Territory Photography

Whether you are just a beginner or an experienced pro, Yellowstone Teton Territory has the photogenic landscapes, architecture and animals you need.

Article courtesy of AJ Rupp.