Snap An Instagram-Worthy Shot in the Great American West
The Great American West states of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming are known for their beautiful scenery. You can capture a stunning photo just about anywhere in this region, but there are some special places where just about anyone can snap a magazine-worthy picture.
Read on for the inside scoop on the best places to take an Instagram-worthy shot:
📍Lake Pend Oreille | Sandpoint, Idaho
With Idaho’s sapphire lakes and winding rivers, it’s waterways are some of the best places for stunning images and endless adventure. Lake Pend Oreille is just one of many stunning sites sprinkled throughout the state. If you’re in Southwest Idaho, be sure to checkout this list of spectacular shots you can capture year-round.
📍Zimmerman Park | Billings, Montana
From scenic byways to national recreation areas, every spot across the state offers ‘Big Sky’ views unlike any other. Zimmerman Park outside of Billings, Montana gives visitors a chance to oversee the cityscape, winding Yellowstone River and skylines as far as the eye can see. This spot is just one of many across the state you should add to your photo bucket list. See more spots in Billings here, and Western Montana’s Glacier Country here.
📍Bear Creek Canyonlands | North Dakota
North Dakota offers many opportunities for a close-up look at the state’s beauty and diversity. With it’s expansive views and thriving wildlife, Bear Creek Canyonlands and the surrounding area provides peak opportunities for that ‘wow’ photo. Another spot in the state we would be remiss if we didn’t mention is Fargo, where it’s almost too east to get a a great shot!
📍Dignity Statue| Chamberlain, South Dakota
South Dakota is packed with picture-perfect vistas, but the sight right off of Interstate-90 outside of Chamberlain is beyond striking. It’s a 50-foot statue of a Native American woman known as ‘Dignity: Of Earth and Sky’ representing the rich Native American culture of South Dakota. Designed by sculptor Dale Lamphere, the creation is worth the picture stop!
📍Cloud Peak Wilderness | Sheridan, Wyoming
Hundreds of miles of untouched backcountry in the Cloud Peak Wilderness means you won’t have to edit out a random person in the background of your photo. No matter your photography skills, you’re sure to get a genuine and epic shot. There’s always more to explore – from Wyoming’s lakes, loops and monuments to scenic spots found all across the state, take a deep dive into: Carbon County, Casper, Cheyenne and Cody.
As you enter into the Great American West, be sure to include Denver on you list: The Gateway City Of Denver Is A Photographer’s Dream. For more information or to start planning your trip to the Great American West, visit GreatAmericanWest.co.