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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  • On a cloudy day this overlook is not so grand. There are a lot of dead trees from past forest fires along the hill going up to the overlook. We went at dusk on a Yellow Bus Tour, and due to very.....  more »
  • 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.....  more »
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  • Stunning views and the air is so good. Highly recommend the trek.
  • Great place to watch the sunset
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