Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the United States, so naturally, it’s also a great place to relax, unplug, and watch the sunset at the end of the day. Because Jackson Hole is located in a valley surrounded by mountains, sunsets here are a sight to behold.

Here are some of the best places to watch the sunset in Jackson Hole.

Shadow Mountain

Shadow Mountain is located outside of Grand Teton National Park. While you can drive up the mountain, there’s no need to when it’s time for the sun to set. Simply park at the bottom of the mountain and enjoy an unobstructed view of the sunset. 

Signal Mountain

If you’d rather be at the summit of a mountain than in a valley, skip Shadow Mountain and choose Signal Mountain instead. You can drive your car up to the summit, which is located inside Grand Teton National Park. The mountain is perched above Jackson Lake, so sunset here offers spectacular views of the Teton Range and one of the deepest lakes in the United States.

Snow King Mountain

Are you noticing a trend here? It’s true—mountains are some of the best places to watch the sunset in Jackson Hole. The ski lift to the summit of Snow King Mountain operates year-round, so even in the summer, you can ride it to the top of the mountain to view the sunset. You’ll get one of the best views of the valley from here, not only with mountain scenery, the National Elk Refuge, and Flat Creek, but also a terrific nighttime view of Jackson.

Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa

We might be a bit biased, but it’s not just our opinion—our guests agree! Our location in the valley makes our resort an ideal place to enjoy an epic sunset. (And if you’ve never watched the sun set over the horizon while enjoying a leisurely float in a swimming pool in Jackson Hole, you’re missing out!)

Cache Creek Canyon

One of the perks of staying at Rustic Inn is that our concierge can assist you in booking the popular Bar T 5  chuckwagon dinner in stunning Cache Creek Canyon. The wagons follow a pristine mountain stream through the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The timing of dinner is just right for enjoying clear views of the sun setting over the mountains. After your cowboy-style meal, you’ll be treated to music and entertainment for a truly unforgettable experience.

Moose-Wilson Road

Moose are crepuscular, which means they are most active at dusk and dawn—so when you visit Moose-Wilson Road to view the sunset, you’re also likely to spot some moose while you’re there! While the view here isn’t quite as special as the other locations mentioned in our list, it’s worth the trip for the moose alone.

Rustic Inn is ranked as one of the top 5 resorts in Wyoming. They provide a unique luxury experience for all of their guests in Jackson Hole.