Lake Butte Overlook, Yellowstone National Park

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#46 of 67 in Nature in Yellowstone National Park
National Park · Hidden Gem · Water Body
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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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  • Beautiful spot for pictures, just a short drive from the main road. It's worth the time to drive up to see the view. 
    Beautiful spot for pictures, just a short drive from the main road. It's worth the time to drive up to see the view.  more »
  • Entering through the East park entrance you will come up to the Lake Butte Overlook on the right side of the road. It is a short, steep drive off the main road that only takes about 2 minutes to get.....  more
    Entering through the East park entrance you will come up to the Lake Butte Overlook on the right side of the road. It is a short, steep drive off the main road that only takes about 2 minutes to get.....  more »
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  • Great overlook of Yellowstone Lake. Bathroom available too.
  • Pretty amazing views from here. Apart from the lake itself, the surrounding forest has been burned, perhaps by a forest fire. We climbed up and saw some very interesting looking trees. Nature has started to regenerate with young shoots showing through the burned out forest floor. Every point of this wonderful national park is a testament to the majesty of mother nature.

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