Lake Butte Overlook, Yellowstone National Park

A favorite sunset spot, Lake Butte Overlook offers sweeping views of Yellowstone Lake surrounded by geyser fields. The overlook is reachable via a road and is one of the rare easily accessible spots in the park from where you can see the Teton mountain range. In the summer, the area is speckled with wildflowers, while in the winter it seems even more isolated under a thick cover of snow. Keep an eye out for ruffed grouse and you may be awarded with a courtship display. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Yellowstone National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Butte Overlook and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We were staying in Wapiti and drove about an hour to the Lake Butte Overlook. Wow. It was gorgeous. The weather was great, and we could see all the way to the Tetons. We ate lunch at the top. It was n...  more »
  • We did the Lake Butte Sunset Tour at the end of August. The view at sunset was spectacular. It is a pretty rough ride to and from because they are redoing the roads. From what we were told the work wi...  more »
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  • It was kinda windy when I went there, but the view is beautiful. Not much to do, just stop, take a couple of photos, let the view sink in and then move on.
  • Great spot to see far across the park. Bear claw marks on the trees!
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