Sunset: Idaho side of the Grand Tetons

I’ve seen many views of the Teton Mountain Range from the Wyoming side, but tonight I’ll be showing you the Idaho side of the Grand Tetons.  Ryan Wright and I had spent evening having dinner with some of his wonderful cousins in Victor, Idaho, which is in the southern end of Teton Valley.

The Idaho side just seemed much more laid back then in bustling town of Jackson, Wyoming, which is the resort town for Grand Teton National Park and home to some bustling ski areas in the winter. I think I could definitely live on the Idaho side.

If you ever venture over to Victor, be sure to stop into Wildlife Brewing for some great beer and good food. I highly recommend you try their homemade Elk Sausage for an appetizer!  Wow!

After dinner we headed over to near Driggs, Idaho. The area is mostly a farming community and is nestled in the community is the Grand Targhee Resort .  We found this wonderful view of Grand Teton along a dirt road and setup quickly for the sunset. The evening was perfect as the sky light up with reds and oranges with the added clouds in the sky for some drama. The pasture land with some abandoned homesteads made for a perfect foreground to the alpenglow lighting up the Idaho side of Grand Tetons. I am tempted to say I like the Idaho side better, but won’t. It’s just unique and a different view of a wonderful mountain is always refreshing!

Idaho Grand Teton Sunset
Sunset on the idaho side of the Grand Tetons | Click to Enlarge/Purchase

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  • ljsaltiel

    Awesome shot with great light Rick. I will probably take your recommendation to see the Tetons from Idaho. Thanks for the info.

    • RickLouiePhoto

      I took this shot on S. Stateline Road near Alta, Wyoming. On one side is Idaho and the other is Wyoming. This whole area around Driggs is wonderful. Email me – be glad to give you some tips.

  • Gorgeous shot Rick! Love the colors!

  • Michael Criswell

    Your killing me with these, well done, when did you get the TSE?

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks. I got the TSE’s on loan from Canon for this trip.

  • Tremendous scene you’ve captured here, Rick! Love it.

  • Awesome! I’m loving this series of Americana shots!